July Crisis

The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914


Author: T. G. Otte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139993321

Category: History

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This is a magisterial new account of Europe's tragic descent into a largely inadvertent war in the summer of 1914. Thomas Otte reveals why a century-old system of Great Power politics collapsed so disastrously in the weeks from the 'shot heard around the world' on June 28th to Germany's declaration of war on Russia on August 1st. He shows definitively that the key to understanding how and why Europe descended into world war is to be found in the near-collective failure of statecraft by the rulers of Europe and not in abstract concepts such as the 'balance of power' or the 'alliance system'. In this unprecedented panorama of Europe on the brink, from the ministerial palaces of Berlin and Vienna to Belgrade, London, Paris and St Petersburg, Thomas Otte reveals the hawks and doves whose decision-making led to a war that would define a century and which still reverberates today.

"The Long Shots of Sarajevo" 1914

Ereignis - Narrativ - Gedächtnis


Author: Vahidin Preljevic,Clemens Ruthner

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772055788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

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Was ist ein historisches Ereignis? Wie wird es ein Narrativ in Literatur und anderen kulturellen Medien? Und wie werden die Narrative Teil des kulturellen Gedächtnisses bzw. (supra)nationaler Gedächtnispolitiken? Das sind die Forschungsfragen, denen die Autorinnen und Autoren des vorliegenden Sammelbandes anhand einer der 'Urszenen' in der Geschichte des "kurzen" 20. Jahrhunderts nachgehen: des Attentats von Gavrilo Princip und seiner Gruppe auf den österreichisch-ungarischen Thronfolger und dessen Ehefrau am 28. Juni 1914 - ein Ereignis, das den Anfang einer Verwicklung markiert, die zum Ersten Weltkrieg führte. Präsentiert werden die Ergebnisse einer von der EU mitgetragenen, interdisziplinären wie internationalen Tagung zum Thema im Juni 2014 vor Ort, bei der Historiographie, Literatur-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften in einen Dialog traten.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc.; lectures, sermons, addresses for oral delivery; dramatic compositions; maps; motion pictures


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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The Final Over

The Cricketers of Summer 1914


Author: Christopher Sandford

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750962988


Page: 256

View: 9658

August 1914 brought an end to the ‘Golden Age’ of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom thirty-four were killed. However, that period and those men were far more than merely statistics: here we follow in intimate detail not only the cricketers of that fateful last summer before the war, but also the simple pleasures and daily struggles of their family lives and the whole fabric of English social life as it existed on the eve of that cataclysm: the First World War.With unprecedented access to personal and war diaries, and other papers, Sandford expertly recounts the stories of such greats as Hon. Lionel Tennyson, as he moves virtually overnight from the round of Chelsea and Mayfair parties into the front line at the Marne; the violin-playing bowler Colin Blythe, who asked to be moved up to a front-line unit at Passchendaele, following thedeath in action of his brother, with tragic consequences; and the widely popular Hampshire amateur player Robert Jesson, whose sometimes comic, frequently horrific and always enthralling experiences of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign are vividly brought to life.The Final Over is undoubtedly a gripping, moving and fully human account of this most poignant summer of the twentieth century, both on and off the field of play.

The History of The War in the Air 1914- 1918

The Illustrated edition


Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1783462485

Category: History

Page: 409

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This magnificent and comprehensive volume was written in 1922 by Professor Walter Raleigh. Originally entitled The History of the War in the Air (Being the story of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force) this all embracing and vital work features the most important account of the aerial battles, the men and the machines.??Raleigh was Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University. On the outbreak of the Great War he turned to the war as his primary subject. His finest book on the subject is this, the first volume of The War in the Air, which was an instant publishing success. Unfortunately the projected second volume was never completed as Raleigh died from typhoid (which he contracted during a visit to the Near East) in 1922. Nonetheless, Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh has attained classic status as a result of this mighty work and this legendary volume ensures his status as a military author par excellence.

English Art, 1860-1914

Modern Artists and Identity


Author: David Peters Corbett,Lara Perry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055201

Category: Art, English

Page: 274

View: 2800

How modern is the art made in England between 1860 and 1914? England in the period was a highly modernized society, but the art it produced is not modernist in the sense that the word has been used to describe advanced French art of the 19th and 20th centuries. This book breaks the association of modern art in England with French models and to describe anew the relationship between English art, England's artists and their modern culture.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520326910


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The Burden of Guilt

How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914


Author: Daniel Allen Butler

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480406643

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5404

The conflagration that consumed Europe in August 1914 had been a long time in coming—and yet it need never have happened at all. For though all the European powers were prepared to accept a war as a resolution to the tensions which were fermenting across the Continent, only one nation wanted war to come: Imperial Germany. Of all the countries caught up in the tangle of alliances, promises, and pledges of support during the crisis that followed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Germany alone possessed the opportunity and the power to determine that a war in eastern Europe would become the Great War, which swept across the Continent and nearly destroyed a thousand years of European civilization. For nearly nine decades it has been argued that the responsibility for the First World War was a shared one, spread among all the Great Powers. Now, in The Burden of Guilt, historian Daniel Allen Butler substantively challenges that point of view, establishing that the Treaty of Versailles was actually a correct and fair judgment: Germany did indeed bear the true responsibility for the Great War. Working from government archives and records, as well as personal papers and memoirs of the men who made the decisions that carried Europe to war, Butler interweaves the events of summer 1914 with portraits of the monarchs, diplomats, prime ministers, and other national leaders involved in the crisis. He explores the national policies and goals these men were pursuing, and shows conclusively how on three distinct occasions the Imperial German government was presented with opportunities to contain the spreading crisis—opportunities unlike those of any other nation involved—yet each time, the German government consciously and deliberately chose the path which virtually assured that the Continent would go up in flames. The Burden of Guilt is a work destined to become an essential part of the library of the First World War, vital to understanding not only the “how” but also the “why” behind the pivotal event of modern world history.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature


Author: Laura Marcus,Professor of English Literature Laura Marcus,Peter Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521820776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 886

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The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.


The History of the First World War


Author: David Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904348

Category: History

Page: 784

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1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain within the conflict's shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history, drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly relevant for our own time. 'It's harder to imagine a better single-volume comprehensive history of the conflict than this superb study' Ian Kershaw 'Perhaps the best comprehensive one-volume history of the war yet written' New Yorker 'David Stevenson is the real deal ... His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian ... tremendously clever' Niall Ferguson 'This history of the 1914-1918 conflict surpasses all others. It is tough, erudite and comprehensive' Independent

Canada's Great War, 1914-1918

How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation


Author: Brian Douglas Tennyson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810888602

Category: History

Page: 260

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In Canada’s Great War, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada’s enthusiasm had the ironic effect of bringing this British Dominion nation much closer to its southern neighbor, the United States, especially after the latter joined the fray.

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Author: University of Chicago

Publisher: N.A



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Improbable Fiction

The Life of Mary Roberts Rinehart


Author: Jan Cohn

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297293X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 5287

A compelling account of the life of Pennsylvanian writer Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Through the examination of the tension between her seemingly contradictory domestic and professional identities, Jan Cohn illuminates precisely why Rinehart's accomplishments are so remarkable.

Wilhelm II

Into the Abyss of War and Exile, 1900–1941


Author: John C. G. Röhl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107728967

Category: History

Page: 1558

View: 1482

This final volume of John Röhl's acclaimed biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II reveals the Kaiser's central role in the origins of the First World War. The book examines the Kaiser's part in the Boer War, the Russo-Japanese War, the naval arms race with Britain and Germany's rivalry with the United States as well as in the crises over Morocco, Bosnia and Agadir. It also sheds new light on the public scandals which accompanied his reign from the allegations of homosexuality made against his intimate friends to the Daily Telegraph Affair. Above all, John Röhl scrutinises the mounting tension between Germany and Britain and the increasing pressure the Kaiser exerted on his Austro-Hungarian ally from 1912 onwards to resolve the Serbian problem. Following Germany's defeat and Wilhelm's enforced abdication, he charts the Kaiser's bitter experience of exile in Holland and his frustrated hopes that Hitler would restore him to the throne.