The Russian Origins of the First World War

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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 ...

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The Russian Origins of the First World War
2013, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674072336

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The Russian Origins of the First World War
2011, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674062108

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