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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm : three royal cousins and the road to World War I

Auteur : Miranda Carter
Éditeur : New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st American edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Personne nommée : William, German Emperor; George, King of Great Britain; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; George, King of Great Britain; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; William, German Emperor
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Miranda Carter
ISBN : 9781400043637 1400043638
Numéro OCLC : 419798177
Notes : Originally published as: "The three emperors : three cousins, three empires and the road to World War One." London : Fig Tree, 2009.
Description : xxv, 498 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenu : Three childhoods, three countries --
Wilhelm: an experiment in perfection, 1859 --
George: coming second, 1865 --
Nicholas: a diamond-studded ivory tower, 1868 --
Family ties, imperial contests --
Wilhelm emperor 1888-90 --
Young men in love 1891-94 --
Wilhelm anglophile 1891-95 --
Perfidious Muscovy 1895-97 --
Behind the wall 1893-1904 --
Imperial imperatives 1898-1901 --
A bright new century --
The fourth emperor 1901-4 --
Unintended consequences 1904-5 --
Continental shifts 1906-8 --
A Balkan crisis 1908-9 --
Edward's mantle 1910-11 --
Celebrations and warnings 1911-14 --
July 1914 --
Armageddon --
A war 1914-18.
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In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a  Lire la suite...

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