The third edition of this acclaimed textbook on peace-making after the First World War advances that the responsibility for the outbreak of a new, even more ruinous, war in 1939 cannot be ascribed entirely to the planet’s most powerful men and their meeting in Paris in January 1919 to reassemble a shattered world. Giving a concise overview of the problems and pressures these key figures were facing, Alan Sharp provides a coherent introduction to a highly complex and multi-dimensional topic.
This is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules on the Versailles Settlement, European and International History, Modern History, Interwar Europe, The Great War, Twentieth Century Europe, German History, or Diplomatic History, on either History courses or International Relations/Politics courses.
About the Author
Alan Sharp is Emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Ulster, UK.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.- Foreword.- Chronology.- Note to the Second Edition.- The Peacemakers.- 1. The Old World Falls Apart.- 2. The Paris Peace Conference.- 3. The League of Nations.- 4. Reparations.- 5. The German Settlement.- 6. The Eastern European Settlement.- 7. The Colonial, Near and Middle Eastern Settlements.- Conclusion.- End Note to the Third Edition: Changing Perceptions of the Versailles Settlement.- Abbreviations.- Notes.- Bibliographical Note.- Bibliography.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
'Alan Sharp's revised account of the Versailles Settlement provides a much needed, clear and concise guide to the subject of peacemaking in 1919. The discussion of new work, the chronological table and the updated bibliography are particularly welcome additions to the earlier study.' - Dr Zara Steiner, University of Cambridge, UK