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Russia and the origins of the First World War by D. C. B. Lieven

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.,
  • Russia -- History -- 1904-1914.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementD.C.B. Lieven.
SeriesThe Making of the 20th century, Making of the 20th century
The Physical Object
Pagination213 p. ;
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16570724M
ISBN 100333283694

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The Russian Origins of the First World War is a polemic in the best sense. Written in a lively and engaging style, it should provoke a much-needed debate on Russia's role in the Great War. Going against a century of received wisdom, Bilkent University professor McMeekin offers a dramatic new interpretation of WWI Rifling the archives, /5(68).   The Russian Origins of the First World War. Sean McMeekin. Harvard University Press, - History - pages. 2 Reviews. In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the /5(2). Book Info The Russian Origins of the First World War. Book Description: 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. “The Russian Origins of the First World War is a polemic in the best sense. Written in a lively and engaging style, it should provoke a much-needed debate on Russia’s role in the Great War. ”—Michael Reynolds, author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, –

  The Russian Origins of the First World War is a polemic in the best sense. Written in a lively and engaging style, it should provoke a much-needed debate on Russia's role in the Great War. — Michael Reynolds, author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, /5(4).   In a similar vein, Sean McMeekin has presented us with two publications - "Berlin-Baghdad Express" and "The Russian Origins of the First World War" - in which the real epicenter of the First World War appears to be, in fact, the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. This is /5(56).   Barnes & Noble Review An entirely new take on the origins of World War I comes as a surprise. If war guilt is to be assigned, this book argues, it should go not only (or even primarily) to Germany--the long-accepted culprit--but also to Russia Bold reading between the lines of 4/5().   The Russian Origins of the First World War. Sean McMeekin. Harvard University Press, - History - pages. 2 Reviews. In a major reinterpretation, Sean /5(2).