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Origins of the First World War

Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2008.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised third editionView all editions and formats
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'The Origins of the First World War' summarises and analyses the policies, issues and crises that produced the cataclysm of war in 1914. The position of each of the great powers is clearly explained, including their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Martel
ISBN: 9781405874311 1405874317
OCLC Number: 191898288
Description: xxvii, 160 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Analysis and Assessment --
1. The Problem --
2. The Great Powers to 1900 --
3. The European Crisis --
4. Assessment --
pt. 2. Documents --
1. The Dual Alliance --
2. The Triple Alliance --
3. Bismarck's Eastern Policy --
4. The Kaiser and Bismarcks Departure --
5. The 'Willy-Nicky' Correspondence --
6. The Franco-Russian Alliance --
7. Franco-Russian Military Convention --
8. The 'Kruger Telegram' --
9. The Tirpitz Memorandum of June 1897 --
10. Germany and World Policy' --
11. Economic Parasites of Imperialism --
12. The Anglo-Japanese Alliance --
13. Germany, Britain and Morocco --
14. Manifesto of Futurism --
15. The Black Hand --
16. Capitalism in the Balkans --
17. Russia's Balkan Policy --
18. Lloyd George's Mansion House Speech --
19. The 'War Conference' of December 1912 --
20. Germany, Sir Edward Grey and Foreign Policy --
21. English Opinion and the Triple Entente --
22. Germany and the Assassination --
23. The Kaiser's 'Blank Cheque' to Austria --
24. Germany's Balkan Policy --
25. Russia and the Threat of Revolution --
26. The Policy of Sir Edward Grey --
27. The Austrian Ultimatum --
28. Italy and the Breakdown of the Triple Alliance --
29. Serbia's Reply to the Ultimatum --
30. Britain's Response to the Serbian Reply --
31. Germany's Response to the Serbian Reply --
32. The Russian Mobilisation --
33. Germany and the Next War.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: Gordon Martel.
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'The Origins of the First World War' summarises and analyses the policies, issues and crises that produced the cataclysm of war in 1914. The position of each of the great powers is clearly explained, including their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics.

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