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The Coming of the First World War

R. J. W. Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann

Abstract

This book makes two distinctive contributions to one of the most fundamental debates in modern European history. First, it presents readable and judicious accounts of the events and decisions directly precipitating the outbreak of war in each of the main belligerent countries; second, it assesses the role of public opinion and popular mood in determining and responding to the ‘July Crisis’ of 1914. With a list of contributors who are all distinguished in different aspects of the subject, this survey covers the historiography of the immediate causes of the war, and includes reflections on the c ... More

Keywords: modern European history, outbreak of war, belligerent countries, public opinion, popular mood, July Crisis, 1914, historiography, mentalités, peace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198228417
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228417.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. J. W. Evans, editor
Brasenose College, Oxford

Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann, editor
University College, Oxford