The Origins of the First World War

3rd Edition

James Joll, Gordon Martel

Routledge
Published October 5, 2006
Textbook - 360 Pages
ISBN 9780582423794 - CAT# Y159007
Series: Origins Of Modern Wars

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Summary

James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984.

Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.

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