The Origins Of World War Two / Edition 1

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The Second World War, and especially its origins, continue to dominate undergraduate syllabi. This volume of original essays by international experts covers all aspects of the field to provide a tightly edited textbook which, in its coverage and content, is ideal for students, scholars and general readers. The collection is divided into two parts: part one explores the role of the revisionist Powers, the status quo Powers and the small states, while part two examines key themes, including diplomacy, intelligence, ideology, armaments, propaganda and economics.

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"These concise, sharply focussed and clearly written contributions provide the reader with a variety of approaches to the problem of war origins and offer a cornucopia of thought-provoking material that will re-cast the lines of traditional debate."--Zara Steiner, Emeritus Fellow, New Hall, Cambridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333945391
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,550,810
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Boyce is Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics.

Joseph A. Maiolo is Lecturer in International History, Department of War Studies, King's College London.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Responsibility of the Powers
• The Revisionist Powers
• Nazi Germany--C. Leitz
• Fascist Italy--J. Gooch
• Imperial Japan--A. Best
• The Great Enigma Soviet Russia and the Spanish Problem-- J. G. Haslam
• The Status Quo--Powers
• France--P. Jackson
• Britain--W. Murray
• United States--W. F. Kimball
• The Small European Powers And China
• Poland--A. J. Prazmowska
• Czechoslovakia--I. Lukes
• The Neutrals--N. Wylie
• China--J. W. Garver
Part II: Themes
• Political Science Perspectives--R. Jervis
• Ideology--A. Cassels
• Economics--R. Boyce
• Peace Movements--P. M. H. Bell
• Armaments Competition--J. A. Maiolo
• Intelligence--J. Ferris
• Diplomacy and Diplomatists-- D. C. Watt
• Propaganda--P. M. Taylor
• Chronology
• Further Reading
• Contributors
• Index

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