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The Resource The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin

The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin

Label
The Russian origins of the First World War
Title
The Russian origins of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Sean McMeekin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that Russian ambitions to dismantle the Ottoman Empire explain much about World War I, that is unsatisfactorily explained otherwise. The catastrophe of the First World War, and the destruction, revolution, and enduring hostilities it wrought, make the issue of its origins a perennial puzzle. Since World War II, Germany has been viewed as the primary culprit. Now, in a major reinterpretation of the conflict, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notions of the war's beginning as either a Germano-Austrian preemptive strike or a tragedy of miscalculation. Instead, he proposes that the key to the outbreak of violence lies in St. Petersburg. It was Russian statesmen who unleashed the war through conscious policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East. Unlike their civilian counterparts in Berlin, who would have preferred to localize the Austro-Serbian conflict, Russian leaders desired a more general war so long as British participation was assured. The war of 1914 was launched at a propitious moment for harnessing the might of Britain and France to neutralize the German threat to Russias goal: partitioning the Ottoman Empire to ensure control of the Straits between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1974-
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McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
940.311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Imperialism
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Russia
Label
The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze -- The Strategic Imperative in 1914 -- It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis -- Russia's War : The Opening Round -- Turkey's Turn -- The Russians and Gallipoli -- Russia and the Armenians -- The Russians in Persia -- Partitioning the Ottoman Empire -- 1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith -- Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia
Control code
000047505734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780674072336
Lccn
2011031427
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709670289
Label
The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze -- The Strategic Imperative in 1914 -- It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis -- Russia's War : The Opening Round -- Turkey's Turn -- The Russians and Gallipoli -- Russia and the Armenians -- The Russians in Persia -- Partitioning the Ottoman Empire -- 1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith -- Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia
Control code
000047505734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780674072336
Lccn
2011031427
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)709670289

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