The Origins of the First World War : Controversies and Consensus.
By: Mombauer, Annika.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Making History: Publisher: White Plains : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (267 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317875840.Subject(s): CausesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Origins of the First World War : Controversies and ConsensusDDC classification: 940.3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Dedication -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Map 1: European alliances before the First World War -- Map 2: German territorial losses following the Treaty of Versailles -- Introduction -- Long- and short-term causes of the First World War -- The July Crisis and the outbreak of war -- Part 1: The Question of War Guilt during the War and at the Versailles Peace Negotiations -- Introduction -- The beginning of the debate on the war's origins -- The Versailles war guilt allegation -- The German 'innocence campaign' -- Official document collections -- Part 2: Revisionists and Anti-Revisionists -- Introduction -- The German quest for a revision of Versailles -- American revisionists -- European revisionists -- Anti-revisionists -- The comfortable consensus of the 1930s -- Part 3: The Origins of the War and the Question of Continuity in German History -- Introduction -- The debate after the Second World War: towards a comfortable consensus -- Fritz Fischer's new challenges to an old consensus -- Fritz Fischer and his critics -- Support for Fischer's conclusions -- New consensus and new debate: Fischer's War of Illusions -- The search for new evidence -- The end of the Fischer decade -- Part 4: Post-Fischer Consensus and Continuing Debates -- Introduction -- Nuances in the debate in the wake of the Fischer controversy -- Assessing the role of the other belligerent powers in 1914 -- The debate at the end of the twentieth century -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
The seminal event of the 20th century, the origins of the First World War have always been difficult to establish and have aroused deep controversy. Annika Mombauer tracks the impassioned debates as they developed at critical points through the twentieth century. The book focuses on the controversy itself, rather than the specific events leading up to the war. Emotive and emotional from the very beginning of the conflict, the debate and the passions aroused in response to such issues as the 'war-guilt paragraph' of the treaty of Versailles, are set in the context of the times in which they were proposed. Similarly, the argument has been fuelled by concerns over the sacrifices that were made and the casualities that were suffered. Were they really justified?.
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