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The Russian origins of the First World War / Sean McMeekin.

By: McMeekin, Sean, 1974-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011Description: xii, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780674062108 (alk. paper); 0674062108 (alk. paper); 9780674072336; 0674072332.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes | World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia | Imperialism -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East | Russia -- Foreign relations -- 1894-1917
Contents:
Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze -- The Strategic Imperative in 1914 -- It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis -- Russia's War : The Opening Round -- Turkey's Turn -- The Russians and Gallipoli -- Russia and the Armenians -- The Russians in Persia -- Partitioning the Ottoman Empire -- 1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith -- Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia.
Summary: Argues that Russian ambitions to dismantle the Ottoman Empire explain much about World War I, that is unsatisfactorily explained otherwise.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze -- The Strategic Imperative in 1914 -- It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis -- Russia's War : The Opening Round -- Turkey's Turn -- The Russians and Gallipoli -- Russia and the Armenians -- The Russians in Persia -- Partitioning the Ottoman Empire -- 1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith -- Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia.

Argues that Russian ambitions to dismantle the Ottoman Empire explain much about World War I, that is unsatisfactorily explained otherwise.

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