Описание: A full history of the French Foreign Ministry - the Quai d`Orsay - in the years before World War I. The author throws light on French policy and actions during the July crisis, and contributes to the debate over the origins of World War I.
Описание: A text on the coming of World War I in relation to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Part of a series of specially commissioned titles focusing on significant and often controversial events and themes of world history in the present century.
Автор: Mulligan Название: The Origins of the First World War ISBN: 131661235X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316612354 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2393 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A second edition of this leading introduction to the origins of the First World War and the pre-war international system. William Mulligan shows how the war was a far from inevitable outcome of international politics in the early twentieth century and suggests instead that there were powerful forces operating in favour of the maintenance of peace. He discusses key issues ranging from the military, public opinion, economics, diplomacy and geopolitics to relations between the great powers, the role of smaller states and the disintegrating empires. In this new edition, the author assesses the extensive new literature on the war's origins and the July Crisis as well as introducing new themes such as the relationship between economic interdependence and military planning. With well-structured chapters and an extensive bibliography, this is an essential classroom text which significantly revises our understanding of diplomacy, political culture, and economic history from 1870 to 1914.
Описание: This book explores the influence of Helmuth von Moltke, Germany’s Chief of the General Staff between 1906 and 1914. Based largely on previously unknown primary sources, it analyses the General Staff’s role in military decision-making and Moltke’s relationship with Kaiser Wilhelm II, as well as the genesis of the Schlieffen Plan and Germany’s military and political reactions to the many pre-war crises. Moltke’s influence on Germany’s political decision-making was decisive, helping to foster an increasingly confrontational mood. The book takes specific issue with the common perception of Moltke as an ineffectual and reluctant military leader, remembered primarily for the defeat at the Battle of the Marne and his alleged adulteration of the Schlieffen Plan. It concludes that he was both bellicose and ambitious, hoping for war ‘the sooner the better’ and playing a crucial role in the outbreak and early months of the First World War.
Автор: Henig, Ruth Название: Origins of the first world war ISBN: 0415261856 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415261852 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 2193 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies, brought right up-to-date for this 3rd edition.
Автор: Mulligan Название: The Origins of the First World War ISBN: 0521713943 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521713948 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2081 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Providing a new interpretation of the origins of the First World War, this textbook synthesises recent scholarship and introduces the major historiographical and political debates surrounding the outbreak of the war. William Mulligan argues that the war was a far from inevitable outcome of international politics in the early twentieth century and suggests instead that there were powerful forces operating in favour of the maintenance of peace. His fresh perspective on the pre-war international system takes account of new approaches to the study of international politics since the end of the Cold War and the acceleration of globalisation. Thematic chapters examine key issues, including the military, public opinion, economics, diplomacy and geopolitics, and analyse relations between the great powers, the role of smaller states, the disintegrating empires and the July crisis. This compelling account will significantly revise our understanding of diplomacy, political culture, and economic history from 1870 to 1914.
Описание: A concise introduction to the Russian Revolution and its origins dating back to the emancipation of the Russian peasant serfs in 1861.
Автор: Tortella, Gabriel Название: Origins of the twenty first century ISBN: 0415459826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415459822 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4701 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Explains the set of events that constitute modern history from the Industrial Revolution to the beginnings of the twenty-first century. This title combines economic and social analysis, but never forgetting political, cultural, and scientific factors.
Описание: A unique study which uses the collapse of Tsarist Russia and its consequences to argue that the events on the often-forgotten Eastern Front of WWI had a stronger impact on the outcome of the war than is usually accepted.
Автор: Mcdonough, Frank Название: Origins of the first and second world wars ISBN: 0521568617 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521568616 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1464 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.
Описание: A full century later, our picture of World War I remains one of wholesale, pointless slaughter in the trenches of the Western front. Expanding our focus to the Eastern front, as David R. Stone does in this masterly work, fundamentally alters—and clarifies—that picture. A thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of the Russian front during the First World War, this book corrects widespread misperceptions of the Russian Army and the war in the east even as it deepens and extends our understanding of the broader conflict.Of the four empires at war by the end of 1914—the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, German, and Russian—none survived. But specific political, social, and economic weaknesses shaped the way Russia collapsed and returned as a radically new Soviet regime. It is this context that Stone’s work provides, that gives readers a more judicious view of Russia’s war on the home front as well as on the front lines. One key and fateful difference in the Russian experience emerges here: its failure to systematically and comprehensively reorganize its society for war, while the three westernmost powers embarked on programs of total mobilization.Context is also vital to understanding the particular rhythm of the war in the east. Drawing on recent and newly available scholarship in Russian and in English, Stone offers a nuanced account of Russia’s military operations, concentrating on the uninterrupted sequence of campaigns in the first 18 months of war. The eastern empires’ race to collapse underlines the critical importance of contingency in the complete story of World War I. Precisely when and how Russia lost the war was influenced by the structural strengths and weaknesses of its social and economic system, but also by the outcome of events on the battlefield. By bringing these events into focus, and putting them into context, this book corrects and enriches our picture of World War I, and of the true strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and successes of the Russian Army in the Great War.
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