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A War of Peoples 1914-1919

Adrian Gregory

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199542581

232 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Oxford Histories

Price: £20.99

This new perspective on the First World War offers a concise narrative of the war in its global context, from the first military actions in July 1914 to the signing of the peace treaty by Germany in July 1919, and explores how our understanding of the war has changed over time.

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This new perspective on the First World War offers a concise narrative of the war in its global context, from the first military actions in July 1914 to the signing of the peace treaty by Germany in July 1919, and explores how our understanding of the war has changed over time.

  • Employs a global approach, showing the full significance of events and avoiding a narrowly British view
  • Takes a fresh approach to the subject which will appeal to even those most familiar with WWI
  • Connects with the most recent scholarship in cultural, social, political, and military history
  • Provides a concise narrative of the events of WWI

About the Author(s)

Adrian Gregory, Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford

Adrian Gregory is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He studied history at Cambridge University and has been involved in the study of the First World War for over twenty years. He has been teaching a course on the comparative history of the First World War at Oxford since 1999.

Table of Contents

    1:Escalation 1914-1915
    2:Attrition 1915-1916
    3:Exhaustion 1916-1917
    4:Revolutionary war 1917-1918
    5:Armistice and Peace 1918-1919
    Historiography

Reviews

"A War of Peoples is a very good book. Gregory succeeds not only in condensing an immense amount of information into an accessible format but also in presenting to readers the state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches to the First World War. For teachers of undergraduates and secondary-school pupils, as well as for anyone wanting a concise but full account of the First World War, this history will be a valuable addition to their bookshelves." - Alexander Watson, War in History

"This is a terrific book: perhaps the best short book about the First World War, covering the military as well as the social and cultural history of the conflict." - Stefan Goebel, University of Kent

"This is an excellent book buy a leading historian of the First World War. It is full of thought-provoking ideas and contains a very useful but critical synthesis of existing scholarship. I highly recommend it" - Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton

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