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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war's beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation. The key to the outbreak of violence, he argues, lies in St. Petersburg. Russian statesmen unleashed the war through policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East
  • 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 Russia's goal: partitioning the Ottoman Empire to ensure control of the Straits between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Nearly a century has passed since the guns fell silent on the western front. But in the lands of the former Ottoman Empire, World War I smolders still. Sunnis and Shiites, Arabs and Jews, and other regional antagonists continue fighting over the last scraps of the Ottoman inheritance. As we seek to make sense of these conflicts, McMeekin's powerful exposé of Russia's aims in the First World War will illuminate our understanding of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
940.3/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
D514
LC item number
.M35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Russia
  • Imperialism
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military campaigns
  • War
  • Eastern Front (World War (1914-1918))
  • Middle East
  • Russia
Label
The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
768411322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674063204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063204
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1bkn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768411322
Label
The Russian origins of the First World War, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
768411322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674063204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063204
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1bkn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768411322

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