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The Origins of the First World War

The Origins of the First World War
Author: James Joll - Gordon Martel
ISBN 13: 9780582423794
ISBN 10: 582423791
Edition: 3
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-10-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $57.95

Although there are many narratives relating to this subject, the unique ambition and depth of this book make it a spectacular success.

  • Revised and updated to incorporate the latest scholarship.
  • The interest in World War One remains widespread.
  • Global focus - incorporates a wider geographical scope in order to make it less Euro-centric.


Joll's (emeritus, U. of London) acclaimed narrative, first published in 1984, and now revised and updated to reflect the latest research, is a wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. This title initiates a major new Longman series. Printed on acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)