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The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end, Robert Gerwarth

Label
The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end
Title
The vanquished
Title remainder
why the First World War failed to end
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gerwarth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A pathbreaking account of the continuing ethnic and state violence after the end of WWI--conflicts that more than anything else set the stage for WWII"--Provided by publisher
  • "An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I--conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth century. For the Western allies, November 11, 1918 has always been a solemn date--the end of fighting that had destroyed a generation, and also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of the principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe this was a day with no meaning, as a nightmarish series of conflicts would soon engulf country after country. In The Vanquished, a highly original and gripping work of history, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe's future, but the devastating aftermath, in which countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes. In the years immediately after the armistice, millions would die across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states came into being. It was here, in the ruins of Europe, that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphant. As absorbing in its drama as it is unsettling in its analysis, The Vanquished is destined to transform our understanding of not just the First World War but the twentieth century as a whole"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerwarth, Robert
Dewey number
940.5/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D523
LC item number
.G478 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War and society
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Political violence
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War and society
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ethnic relations
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political violence
  • Politics and government
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • War and society
  • War
  • Europe
Label
The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end, Robert Gerwarth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Defeat -- 1. A Train Journey in Spring -- 2. Russian Revolutions -- 3. Brest-Litovsk -- 4. The Taste of Victory -- 5. Reversals of Fortune -- Part II: Revolution and Counter-Revolution -- 6. No End to War -- 7. The Russian Civil Wars -- 8. The Apparent Triumph of Democracy -- 9. Radicalization -- 10. Fear of Bolshevism and the Rise of Fascism -- Part III: Imperial Collapse -- 11. Pandora's Box : Paris and the Problem of Empire -- 12. Reinventing East-Central Europe -- 13. Vae Victis -- 14. Fiume -- 15. From Smyrna to Lausanne -- Epilogue: The "Post-War" and Europe's Mid-Century Crisis
Control code
ocn932060360
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780374282455
Lccn
2016032496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374282455
  • (OCoLC)932060360
Label
The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end, Robert Gerwarth
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Defeat -- 1. A Train Journey in Spring -- 2. Russian Revolutions -- 3. Brest-Litovsk -- 4. The Taste of Victory -- 5. Reversals of Fortune -- Part II: Revolution and Counter-Revolution -- 6. No End to War -- 7. The Russian Civil Wars -- 8. The Apparent Triumph of Democracy -- 9. Radicalization -- 10. Fear of Bolshevism and the Rise of Fascism -- Part III: Imperial Collapse -- 11. Pandora's Box : Paris and the Problem of Empire -- 12. Reinventing East-Central Europe -- 13. Vae Victis -- 14. Fiume -- 15. From Smyrna to Lausanne -- Epilogue: The "Post-War" and Europe's Mid-Century Crisis
Control code
ocn932060360
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780374282455
Lccn
2016032496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374282455
  • (OCoLC)932060360

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