Researching World War I: A Handbook

Researching World War I: A Handbook

by Robin Higham
     
 

ISBN-10: 031328850X

ISBN-13: 9780313288500

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

World War I was the greatest cataclysm Europe had ever known, directly involving 61 million troops from 16 nations. Yet the history of the war and the reasons it started and spread so rapidly were vastly more complex than the players realized. Written by highly respected authorities, this book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war, making it an

Overview

World War I was the greatest cataclysm Europe had ever known, directly involving 61 million troops from 16 nations. Yet the history of the war and the reasons it started and spread so rapidly were vastly more complex than the players realized. Written by highly respected authorities, this book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war, making it an excellent starting point for anyone seeking guidance to the immense, and often daunting, body of World War I literature.

The struggle mobilized manpower from home, troops from the colonies abroad, and—in most countries-women as well as men. Governments increasingly intervened in everyday life. New weapons and organizational structures were developed. Yet the history of the war and the reasons it started and spread so rapidly were vastly more complex than the players realized. Written by highly respected authorities, this book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war.

Dennis Showalter's opening chapter covers the controversial issue of the war's origins—a complex subject that has been much debated by historians. Ensuing chapters consider the literature on each of the participating countries. The broader subjects of the war at sea and the war in the air are also covered. Daniel Beaver's final chapter discusses the mobilization of industry and the new military technology. This book is an excellent starting point for anyone seeking guidance to the immense, and often daunting, body of World War I literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313288500
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionix
1Origins1
2Germany23
3France51
4Great Britain79
5Italy99
6Austria-Hungary129
7Russia149
8The Middle East185
9The Balkans: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece203
10Canada227
11United States243
12Australia and New Zealand265
13Africa279
14Japan293
15The War at Sea315
16The War in the Air345
17Industrial Mobilization and Military Technology375
Index of Authors' Names415
Index of Titles435
Index of Subjects455
About the Contributors469

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