Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David Stevenson
    Pages 1-1
  3. David Stevenson
    Pages 2-7
  4. David Stevenson
    Pages 8-19
  5. David Stevenson
    Pages 20-27
  6. David Stevenson
    Pages 28-38
  7. David Stevenson
    Pages 39-54
  8. David Stevenson
    Pages 55-57
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 58-72

About this book


This book examines why, in 1914, a Balkan conflict escalated into a general European war. It focuses on the decision-making of each Power during the July-August crisis, and analyses the role of domestic politics, economics, cultural factors, militarism, imperialism, and the international political system. Attention is given to source material and to historiography, notably the controversy surrounding the work of Fritz Fischer. There is an extensive annotated bibliography.


Austria chronology Europe First World War Germany historiography Hungary

Authors and affiliations

  • David Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of EconomicsUK

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