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The Origins of the First World War

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This work provides concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies of our time. This third edition includes a new introduction, a chronology of the key events and an update on the historical debate explaining the directions in which the historiography is heading.
ebook, 96 pages
Published October 18th 2001 by Routledge (first published September 1989)
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Suzie Dodd
Not a book but a pamphlet of just 54 pages. This is one of the best interpretations of the First World War. It explores the major issues leading up the conflict, beginning in 1871 and ending with the assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand and his wife in August 1914.

If you are a student or just want to get to grips with the factors that led to WWI, you won't get better than this.

Michele
This short piece by Ruth Henig is a masterful and concise examination of the different schools of historical thought over the past nearly 100 years as to the origins of the Great War. Henig gives a brief overview of events that led up to the outbreak of World War I and then devotes much time to how and why historical assessments of the causes of the war have changed over the years. From the immediate aftermath in which blame was initially tossed around to the interwar years to the breakthrough h ...more
Eleni
Interesting addition to the events prior to and during 1914 of how historians have viewed the issue of blame for the events.
Claire-louise Tuthill
Factual and informative read. Straight to the point this book provides a great overview of the origins of the first world war. Great read for historians or those who just want to begin learning about WW1.
May
Very, very helpful - balanced arguments throughout and in depth explanation of the causes of WW1.
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