The origins of the First World War

Other titles
  • Origins of WW 1
  • Origins of WW I
  • Origins of World War 1
  • Origins of World War One
  • Origins of WWI
  • Origins of WW1
  • 3rd ed.
  • London : Routledge [2013]
Physical description
1 online resource (357 p.)
  • 1-138-83749-0
  • 1-315-83793-5
  • 1-317-87535-4
  • 1-317-87536-2
  • Third edition 2007.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. EBL,
  • Previous edition: 1992
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 13, 2013).
  • Specialized.
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; 1 Introduction; 2 The July crisis, 1914; 3 The alliance system and the old diplomacy; 4 Militarism, armaments and strategy; 5 The primacy of domestic politics; 6 The international economy; 7 Imperial rivalries; 8 The mood of 1914; 9 Conclusion; Further Reading; Maps; Index
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  • UK eLD e-books
  • English


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