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The Resource The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War, David G. Herrmann

The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War, David G. Herrmann

Label
The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War
Title
The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
David G. Herrmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Herrmann's work is the most complete study to date of how land-based military power influenced international affairs during the series of diplomatic crises that led up to the First World War. Instead of emphasizing the naval arms race, which has been extensively studied before, Herrmann draws on documentary research in military and state archives in Germany, France, Austria, England, and Italy to show the previously unexplored effects of changes in the strength of the European armies during this period. Herrmann's work provides not only a contribution to debates about the causes of the war but also an account of how the European armies adopted the new weaponry of the twentieth century in the decade before 1914, including quick-firing artillery, machine guns, motor transport, and aircraft. In a narrative account that runs from the beginning of a series of international crises in 1904 until the outbreak of the war, Herrmann points to changes in the balance of military power to explain why the war began in 1914, instead of at some other time. Russia was incapable of waging a European war in the aftermath of its defeat at the hands of Japan in 1904-5, but in 1912, when Russia appeared to be regaining its capacity to fight, an unprecedented land-armaments race began. Consequently, when the July crisis of 1914 developed, the atmosphere of military competition made war a far more likely outcome than it would have been a decade earlier
Awards note
American Historical Association Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History, 1996
Cataloging source
STF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrmann, David G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Arms race
  • Military readiness
  • European 5 :
  • American 4 :
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Course aux armements
  • Armements
  • HISTORY
  • Arms race
  • Military readiness
  • War
  • Europe
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Bewapening
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Voorgeschiedenis
Label
The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War, David G. Herrmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published by Princeton University Press
  • This book has been composed in Galliard
  • Princeton University Press books are printed on acid-free paper and meet the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources
  • Fifth printing, and first paperback printing, with new illustrations, 1997
  • Printed in the United States of America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The European Armies in 1904 -- The European Armies and the First Moroccan Crisis, 1905-1906 -- Military Effectiveness and Modern Technology, 1906-1908 -- The Bosnia-Herzegovina Annexation Crisis and the Recovery of Russian Power, 1908-1911 -- The Second Moroccan Crisis and the Beginning of German Panic, 1911-1912 -- The Balkan Wars and the Spiral of Armaments, 1912-1913 -- The European Armies and the Outbreak of the First World War
Control code
on1139506869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 308 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
Grayscale illustration, tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvvgtkw8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1139506869
Label
The arming of Europe and the making of the First World War, David G. Herrmann
Publication
Note
  • Published by Princeton University Press
  • This book has been composed in Galliard
  • Princeton University Press books are printed on acid-free paper and meet the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources
  • Fifth printing, and first paperback printing, with new illustrations, 1997
  • Printed in the United States of America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The European Armies in 1904 -- The European Armies and the First Moroccan Crisis, 1905-1906 -- Military Effectiveness and Modern Technology, 1906-1908 -- The Bosnia-Herzegovina Annexation Crisis and the Recovery of Russian Power, 1908-1911 -- The Second Moroccan Crisis and the Beginning of German Panic, 1911-1912 -- The Balkan Wars and the Spiral of Armaments, 1912-1913 -- The European Armies and the Outbreak of the First World War
Control code
on1139506869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 308 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
Grayscale illustration, tables
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvvgtkw8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1139506869

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