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Origins of the First World War: Revised 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Origins of the First World War: Revised 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Gordon Martel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405874311
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Series: Seminar Studies Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gordon Martel, Professor & Chair of History at the University of Northern British Columbia and Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, has published widely on the international history of the twentieth century. His books include Imperial Diplomacy: Rosebery and the Failure of Foreign Policy and the edited collections, The Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered, Modern Germany Reconsidered and American Foreign Relations Reconsidered.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     ix
Chronology     x
Who's Who     xv
Glossary     xix
Maps     xxiii
Analysis and Assessment     1
The Problem     3
The Outbreak of War     3
Explaining Causes     5
The Great Powers to 1900     16
The Triple Alliance     16
The Dual Alliance     32
Great Britain     43
The European Crisis     50
The Diplomatic Revolution     50
The Vortex of South-eastern Europe     63
Assessment     79
Documents     89
The Dual Alliance     90
The Triple Alliance     90
Bismarck's Eastern Policy     91
The Kaiser and Bismarck's Departure     92
The 'Willy-Nicky' Correspondence     93
The Franco-Russian Alliance     94
Franco-Russian Military Convention     95
The 'Kruger Telegram'     96
The Tirpitz Memorandum of June 1897     96
Germany and 'World Policy'     97
Economic Parasites of Imperialism     98
The Anglo-Japanese Alliance     100
Germany, Britainand Morocco     100
Manifesto of Futurism     101
The Black Hand     102
Capitalism in the Balkans     103
Russia's Balkan Policy     105
Lloyd George's Mansion House Speech     105
The 'War Conference' of December 1912     106
Germany, Sir Edward Grey and Foreign Policy     108
English Opinion and the Triple Entente     109
Germany and the Assassination     110
The Kaiser's 'Blank Cheque' to Austria     112
Germany's Balkan Policy     112
Russia and the Threat of Revolution     113
The Policy of Sir Edward Grey     114
The Austrian Ultimatum     115
Italy and the Breakdown of the Triple Alliance     117
Serbia's Reply to the Ultimatum     118
Britain's Response to the Serbian Reply     120
Germany's Response to the Serbian Reply     121
The Russian Mobilisation     123
Germany and the Next War     123
Further Reading     127
References     152
Index     155

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