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The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 1. Global War

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This first volume of The Cambridge History of the First World War provides a comprehensive account of the war's military history. An international team of leading historians charts how a war made possible by globalization and imperial expansion unfolded into catastrophe, growing year by year in scale and destructive power far beyond that which anyone had anticipated in 1914. Adopting a global perspective, the volume analyses the spatial impact of the war and the subsequent ripple effects that occurred both regionally and across the world. It explores how imperial powers devoted vast reserves of manpower and material to their war efforts and how, by doing so, they changed the political landscape of the world order. It also charts the moral, political and legal implications of the changing character of war and, in particular, the collapse of the distinction between civilian and military targets.

Author: Winter Jay
Pages: 754
ISBN: 9781316504437
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2016

Jay Winter is an historian of the First World War, trained at Columbia and Cambridge. His first job was at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; he then taught at Warwick, Cambridge, Columbia, and Yale, from which he retired in 2015. His work has focused on many facets of the history of the Great War, including labour history, demographic history, and most recently, cultural history. He has been active in public history as well as academic history. He was a founder of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, and served on its board of directors of its research centre for 30 years.

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