An Improbable War?: The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914
The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."
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This book is the outcome of a conference at Emory University in 2004. The conference was to deal with the question "Was the First World War inevitable or improbable?". Taken from that conference were ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Chapter 2 DID NORMS MATTER IN NINETEENTHCENTURY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS?
Chapter 3 AGGRESSIVE AND DEFENSIVE AIMS OF POLITICAL ELITES?
Chapter 4 THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE KAISERS DISAPPEARING WAR GUILT
EUROPE BETWEENHOT AND COLD WAR
Chapter 6 WAS A PEACEFUL OUTCOME THINKABLE?
Chapter 12 EDUCATION FOR WAR PEACE AND PATRIOTISM IN RUSSIA ON THE EVE OF WORLD WAR I
Part IV CULTURE GENDER RELIGIOSITY AND THE COMING OF WAR
Chapter 13 HONOR GENDER AND POWER
Chapter 14 INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY IN EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN PROTESTANTISM BEFORE 1914 AND AFTER
Chapter 15 AN IMPROBABLE WAR? INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ARTS AND CULTURE BEFORE 1914
THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN EUROPEIN THE EYES OF OTHER CONTINENTS
Chapter 16 WAR AS THE SAVIOR? HOPES FOR WAR AND PEACE IN OTTOMAN POLITICS BEFORE 1914
Chapter 17 THE VIEW FROM JAPAN
Chapter 8 THE GERMAN AND AUSTROHUNGARIAN GENERAL STAFFS AND THEIR REFLECTIONS ON AN IMPOSSIBLE WAR
Part III HOPES AND FEARS OF WAR AND PEACE SUBJECTIVE EXPECTATIONS AND UNSPOKEN ASSUMPTIONS IN EUROPEAN SOCIET...
Chapter 9 THE TOPOS OF IMPROBABLE WAR IN EUROPE BEFORE 1914
Chapter 10 UNFOUGHT WARS
Chapter 11 WAR ENTHUSIASM? PUBLIC OPINION AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914
Chapter 18 WAR PEACE AND COMMERCE
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Holger Afflerbach,David Stevenson
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2007