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Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered - Gordon Martel

Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered

By: Gordon Martel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415163255
Number Of Pages: 292

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When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in 1961 it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War.

The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up to date. The issues discussed include:

* the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles
* Hitlers foreign policy
* Appeasement
* AJP Taylor and the Russians
* the treatment of the crises leading up to war including the Anschluss, Danzig, Abysinnian crises and the Spanish Civil War.

This second edition will ensure that The Origins of the Second World War will remain a high priority student and scholarly reading lists.

"Review of the First Edition." "A valuable, stimulating and enjoyable book. It combines the essence of Taylor's views, considered judgement upon them, plus a useful summary of recent research on the subject...the contributions taken as an entity constitute a masterly overview and review of the major issues of the interwar period and of the origins of the Second World War." -"Modern German Studies Newsletter

Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
The Revisionist as Moralistp. 1
918 and Afterp. 13
The End of Versaillesp. 38
Mussolini and the Myth of Romep. 57
A. J. P. Taylor and the Problem with Francep. 75
Misjudging Hitlerp. 93
Appeasementp. 116
Notesp. 130
Debating the Role of Russia in the Origins of the Second World Warp. 135
Japan at Warp. 155
More Than Meets the Eyep. 178
The Spanish Civil War and the Origins of the Second World Warp. 204
The Phantom Crisisp. 225
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780415163255
ISBN-10: 0415163250
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 26th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.7  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition