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- DescriptionWorld War One was the cause, catalyst, trigger and accelerator of revolutionary change on an unprecedented scale. This is an indispensable new introduction to the global history of the conflict and its revolutionary consequences from the war's origins to the making of peace and across all of its theatres, including the home fronts and the war at sea. Lawrence Sondhaus sets out a new framework for understanding key themes such as the war aims which inspired the belligerents, the techlogical developments that made the war so deadly for those in uniform, and the revolutionary pressures that led to the collapse of the Romav, Habsburg and Ottoman empires. He also highlights the war's transformative effects on societal rms and attitudes, gender and labour relations, and international trade and finance. The accessible narrative is supported by chrologies, personal accounts, guides to key controversies and debates, and numerous maps and photographs.
- Author BiographyLawrence Sondhaus is Professor of History at the University of Indianapolis, where he is Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Diplomacy. His previous publications include Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf: Architect of the Apocalypse (2000), Naval Warfare, 1815-1914 (2001), and Strategic Culture and Ways of War (2006).
- Author(s)Lawrence Sondhaus
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication31/03/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note49 b/w illus. 14 maps
- Weight1070 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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