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The Origins of the First World War

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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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Negar
Feb 17, 2016 Negar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a very concise book on the origins of the first world war. I did not know anything about the first WW and I am glad I started with this book. It starts with the actions of Bismarck in 1871 and covers all the conflicts in Europe that resulted in the war declararions of European countries in Auguest 1914.
Val
Jun 06, 2016 Val rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Lancaster pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by the main A-level syllabuses and by intoductory courses in higher education. This one covers the origins of the First World War and it is certainly concise and comprehensive. The author looks at the roots of the conflict in European politics of the C19th, including Bismarck's diplomatic legacy, and then moves on to the situation in the years, months and weeks immediately before the outbreak of ...more
Michele
Dec 06, 2011 Michele rated it it was amazing
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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
Suzie Dodd
Jul 21, 2014 Suzie Dodd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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.

Eleni
May 17, 2014 Eleni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting addition to the events prior to and during 1914 of how historians have viewed the issue of blame for the events.
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This book was good, lots of things to learn about the great war!
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Very, very helpful - balanced arguments throughout and in depth explanation of the causes of WW1.
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Great summary .. It helped a lot with my essay
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