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The Cambridge History of the First World War

Volume 2. The State

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Part of The Cambridge History of the First World War

Jay Winter, Jean-Jacques Becker, Gerd Krumeich, Dittmar Dahlmann, David Stevenson, Stig Forster, Richard Bessel, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Heather Jones, Alexander Watson, Len Smith, Ian Brown, Frédéric Guelton, John Horne, Barry Supple, Antoine Prost, Stefan Goebel, Benjamin Ziemann, Hans-Peter Ullmann, Roy Macleod, Alan Kramer, Georges-Henri Soutou, Samuel Kruizinga, Martin Ceadel, Helmut Konrad, Robert Gerwarth, Arndt Weinrich
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  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316504994

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  • Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the First World War offers a history of the war from a predominantly political angle and concerns itself with the story of the state. It explores the multifaceted history of state power and highlights the ways in which different political systems responded to, and were deformed by, the near-unbearable pressures of war. Every state involved faced issues of military-civilian relations, parliamentary reviews of military policy, and the growth of war economies; and yet their particular form and significance varied in every national case. Written by a global team of historical experts, this volume sets new standards in the political history of the waging of war in an authoritative new narrative which addresses problems of logistics, morale, innovation in tactics and weapons systems, the use and abuse of science; all of which were ubiquitous during the conflict.

    • An authoritative, transnational history of political life during the Great War
    • Brings together a team of global experts to analyse the similar challenges and pressures faced by government leaders in all states of war to mobilise armies, arm them, and guide them to victory
    • Explores the ways in which the different functions of the state - political, military, economic, diplomatic - were changed by, and during, the war
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    "… both scholarly and deftly drafted, a joy to read. It provides broad as well as deep analysis of just about every conceivable facet of this global catastrophe. It deserves close reading and contemplation."
    Len Shurtleff, World War One Historical Association

    'The global perspective on the war, represented in these volumes, adds further layers of complexity to our understanding of this foundational moment in modern history. The conjunction of early twentieth-century patterns of globalization and industrialized great power war was singular, distinguishing it from earlier European conflicts fought across the globe and the Second World War, which followed the collapse of globalization in the 1930s.' William Mulligan, European History Quarterly

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316504994
    • length: 793 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.39kg
    • contains: 67 colour illus. 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to Volume 2 Jay Winter
    Part I. Political Power: Introduction to Part I Jean-Jacques Becker and Gerd Krumeich
    1. Heads of state and government Jean-Jacques Becker
    2. Parliaments Dittmar Dahlmann
    3. Diplomats David Stevenson
    4. Civil-military relations Stig Forster
    5. Revolution Richard Bessel
    Part II. Armed Forces: Introduction to Part II Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Heather Jones
    6. Combat and tactics Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau
    7. Morale Alexander Watson
    8. Mutiny Len Smith
    9. Logistics Ian Brown
    10. Technology and armaments Frédéric Guelton
    11. Prisoners of war Heather Jones
    Part III. The Sinews of War: Introduction to Part III Jay Winter and John Horne
    12. War economies Barry Supple
    13. Workers Antoine Prost
    14. Cities Stefan Goebel
    15. Agrarian society Benjamin Ziemann
    16. Finance Hans-Peter Ullmann
    17. Scientists Roy Macleod
    18. Blockade and economic warfare Alan Kramer
    Part IV. The Search for Peace: Introduction to Part IV Gerd Krumeich
    19. Diplomacy Georges-Henri Soutou
    20. Neutrality Samuel Kruizinga
    21. Pacifism Martin Ceadel
    22. Drafting the peace Helmut Konrad
    23. The wars after the war Robert Gerwarth
    24. Visual essay: the State Arndt Weinrich.

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    Jay Winter, Yale University, Connecticut
    Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, Connecticut. He came to Yale from the University of Cambridge, where he took his doctorate and where he taught history from 1979 to 2001 and was a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); Remembering War (2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006). In 1997, he received an Emmy award for the best documentary series of the year as co-producer and co-writer of 'The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century', an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and shown subsequently in 28 countries. He is one of the founders of the Historial de la grande guerre, the international museum of the Great War, in Péronne, Somme, France. His biography of René Cassin, written with Antoine Prost and published in French in 2011, was published in an English edition by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

    Contributors

    Jay Winter, Jean-Jacques Becker, Gerd Krumeich, Dittmar Dahlmann, David Stevenson, Stig Forster, Richard Bessel, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Heather Jones, Alexander Watson, Len Smith, Ian Brown, Frédéric Guelton, John Horne, Barry Supple, Antoine Prost, Stefan Goebel, Benjamin Ziemann, Hans-Peter Ullmann, Roy Macleod, Alan Kramer, Georges-Henri Soutou, Samuel Kruizinga, Martin Ceadel, Helmut Konrad, Robert Gerwarth, Arndt Weinrich

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