The Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus - Making History (Paperback)
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The Origins of the First World War: Controversies and Consensus - Making History (Paperback)

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Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 22/03/2002
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The seminal event of the 20th century, the origins of the First World War have always been difficult to establish and have aroused deep controversy. Annika Mombauer tracks the impassioned debates as they developed at critical points through the twentieth century.
The book focuses on the controversy itself, rather than the specific events leading up to the war. Emotive and emotional from the very beginning of the conflict, the debate and the passions aroused in response to such issues as the `war-guilt paragraph' of the treaty of Versailles, are set in the context of the times in which they were proposed. Similarly, the argument has been fuelled by concerns over the sacrifices that were made and the casualities that were suffered. Were they really justified?

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780582418721
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 210 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"essential reading" BBC History "readable, informative and lucid ... the book [has] a passionate feel that makes for a good read and provides a clear line of argument" Matthew Hughes, Reviews in History

"a valuable and essential analysis that should be studied with care by anyone trying to understand not just the war itself but much of twentieth century historical writing.' Contemporary Review

"Mombauer's book is to be welcomed... [she] manages to provide even the most seasoned scholar in this field with much else to think about."
Gaynor Johnson, Bolton Institute, History

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