By Margaret MacMillan
The 1st global battle a interval of sustained peace in Europe in which humans talked with self assurance of prosperity, development and wish. yet in 1914, Europe walked right into a catastrophic clash which killed hundreds of thousands of its males, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to items, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the area. It used to be a conflict that may were refrained from as much as the final second - so why did it occur? starting within the early 19th century, and finishing with the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret MacMillan uncovers Read more...
Cover web page; identify web page; Copyright web page; commitment; Contents; Maps; advent: struggle or Peace?; 1. Europe in 1900; 2. nice Britain and opulent Isolation; three. 'Woe to the rustic that has a baby for King!' Wilhelm II and Germany; four. Weltpolitik: Germany's position at the international degree; five. Dreadnought: The Anglo-German Naval competition; 6. not likely buddies: The Entente Cordiale among France and Britain; 7. The undergo and the Whale: Russia and nice Britain; eight. The Loyalty of the Nibelungs: the twin Alliance of Austria-Hungary and Germany nine. What have been They pondering? Hopes, Fears, rules, and unstated Assumptions10. Dreaming of Peace; eleven. wondering struggle; 12. Making the Plans; thirteen. The Crises begin: Germany, France and Morocco; 14. The Bosnian challenge: war of words among Russia and Austria-Hungary within the Balkans; 15. 1911: The 12 months of Discords --
Morocco back; sixteen. the 1st Balkan Wars; 17. getting ready for battle or Peace: Europe's final Months of Peace; 18. Assassination at Sarajevo; 19. the top of the live performance of Europe: Austria-Hungary announces battle on Serbia; 20. Turning Out the lighting fixtures: Europe's final Week of Peace Epilogue: The WarAcknowledgements; Notes; checklist of Illustrations; Bibliography; Index