The Cambridge History of the First World War: The State: Volume 2

The Cambridge History of the First World War: The State: Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/9/2014
EAN 9780521766531, ISBN10: 0521766532

Hardcover, 802 pages, 22.9 x 15.9 x 4.4 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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.

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.