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Appropriate for courses in Western civilization surveys, modern Europe, and twentieth-century Europe, this text examines in detail the origins of the first world war. An ideal supplementary text, it is concise, readable, and offers a combination of traditional and diplomatic history with the historical controversy of the origin of the First World War. Thoroughly revised and accessible, the second edition represents a most up-to-date treatment available on this topic. Features: * Deals with the conduct of European diplomacy between 1871 and 1914. * Examines the pivotal event that prompted the war and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife at Sarajevo. * Details the conduct of European diplomacy in the five summer weeks that passed between Sarajevo and the opening shot or the war. New to this edition: * Incorporates current scholarship to update the interpretation of the causes of World War I and presents revised coverage of the question of national responsibility, the role of public opinion, the problematic alliance system, and the breakdown of diplomacy. * Focuses on the key importance of the first world war in revolutionizing European history and society.
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Book Description Harcourt College Pub, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 170 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0155014382
Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0155014382
Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110155014382