Описание: This collection of specially commissioned essays has been assembled as a tribute to Professor F. H. Hinsley, the foremost historian of British wartime intelligence. Strategic topics include the rapid collapse of France in 1940, Britain’s response to it, and Russia’s demand for a second front in Europe after she entered the war in 1941. Major diplomatic problems are also considered: the management of the British Foreign Office during the period of appeasement, how to prevent Franco’s Spain from joining the Axis, how to handle the situation in Yugoslavia following Tito’s successes with the Partisans, and Roosevelt’s doctrine of ‘unconditional surrender’. The book concludes with an assessment of the case against Germany over the invasion of Norway as it came before the Nuremberg Tribunal.
Описание: Reconceptualizes the historical experience of the Soviet Union from a perspective, that of World War II. Breaking with the conventional interpretation that views World War II as a post-revolutionary addendum, this book situates this event at the crux of the development of the Soviet - not just the Stalinist - system.
Автор: Smith, T. O. Название: Britain and the origins of the vietnam war ISBN: 0230507050 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230507050 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 8414 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: British foreign policy towards Vietnam illustrates the evolution of Britain`s position within world geopolitics, 1943-1950. It reflects the change of the Anglo-US relationship from equality to dependence, and demonstrates Britain`s changing association with its colonies and with the other European imperial spheres within southeast Asia.
Автор: Paul Sonnino Название: Louis XIV and the Origins of the Dutch War ISBN: 0521531349 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521531344 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This stylish and highly entertaining account of the origins of the Franco-Dutch War of 1672 is based on massive archival researches covering twelve countries. Contrary to the accepted historical opinion that there was a meeting of minds within Louis XIV’s conseil d’en haut over the desirability of the war, Professor Sonnino chronicles a story of bitter division, in the course of which the contrasting personalities of the king and of his most intimate advisors emerge in vivid detail. Racine once eulogized the war as a brilliantly executed venture which put the insolent Dutch in their place. Saint-Simon, on the other hand, saw it as the disastrous result of endemic jealousies, in which Le Tellier and Louvois sought to displace Colbert in Louis’ affections. From these early views the modern consensus, in spite of occasional dissenters, has gradually evolved. Professor Sonnino, however, breaks through the maze of interpretations with decisive new evidence, and in an unusually clear and lively evocation of the emotional element which pervaded high policy, explains the many agonizing decisions that preceded one of the most dramatic conflicts of the seventeenth century.
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: 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.
Описание: Effie Pedaliu`s analysis of the British Labour government`s contribution to the post-war reconstruction of Italy reveals that British policy towards Italy was underpinned not only by power politics but also by moral and ideological considerations.
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.
Название: The Origins of World War Two ISBN: 0333945395 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333945391 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 3739 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection of essays by international experts 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.
Описание: Jonathan Wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Wright explains that support rose and fell, but, nevertheless, by December 1941 Hitler had succeeded in carrying Germany into a world war for racial empire.
Описание: Early chapters describe the tensions within French interwar foreign policy, as well as the ensuing historiographical tensions among scholars intent on interpreting the French experience. Subsequent chapters explore tensions in defence and economic policies, domestic politics and ideological allegiance, public attitudes and opinion.
Описание: With access to previously unseen archival materials, Robert Mallett here assesses the ideological, geopolitical, domestic and strategic considerations that shaped Mussolini`s alliance with Hitler, and his subsequent decision to wage war against Great Britain and France in June 1940.
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