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The Russian origins of the First World War

Author: Sean McMeekin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that Russian ambitions to dismantle the Ottoman Empire explain much about World War I, that is unsatisfactorily explained otherwise.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9780674062108 0674062108 9780674072336 0674072332
OCLC Number: 709670289
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze --
The Strategic Imperative in 1914 --
It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis --
Russia's War : The Opening Round --
Turkey's Turn --
The Russians and Gallipoli --
Russia and the Armenians --
The Russians in Persia --
Partitioning the Ottoman Empire --
1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith --
Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia.
Responsibility: Sean McMeekin.

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Argues that Russian ambitions to dismantle the Ottoman Empire explain much about World War I, that is unsatisfactorily explained otherwise.

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