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he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

M. B. Hayne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry — the Quai d'Orsay — in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. The book examines the bureaucratic machinery of ... More


The Coming of the First World War

R. J. W. Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228417
eISBN:
9780191678783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228417.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book makes two distinctive contributions to one of the most fundamental debates in modern European history. First, it presents readable and judicious accounts of the events and decisions ... More


Explaining the 1914 War in Europe

Frank C. Zagare

in Game Theory, Diplomatic History and Security Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831587
eISBN:
9780191869525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831587.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Applied Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the outbreak of World War I, which remains one of the most perplexing events of international history. It should be no surprise that rationalist interpretations of the July ... More


Salvaging Status: Doubling Down in Russia, Egypt, and Great Britain

Jonathan Renshon

in Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174501
eISBN:
9781400885343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174501.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether status concerns lead decision makers to value status more highly by looking at three separate sets of decisions: Russia's decision to aggressively back Serbia in the ... More


The Outbreak of War and the Transformation of the Borderlands

Joshua Sanborn

in Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199642052
eISBN:
9780191774492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642052.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the diplomatic crisis that preceded the war and the reasons for Russian involvement in the Austro-Serbian dispute. It continues with a description of the ... More


The Great War and International Law: German Justifications of Prevention and Pre-emptive Self-Defence

Isabel V. Hull

in The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198865308
eISBN:
9780191898242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865308.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Isabel V. Hull uses the German declarations of war in 1914 to examine three issues: 1) the role of customary international law (CIL) in statesmen’s decision to go to war (using Germany as an ... More


From Neutrality to Intervention, 1914–15

Vanda Wilcox

in The Italian Empire and the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198822943
eISBN:
9780191861796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822943.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

When the July Crisis erupted, Italy was allied to its neighbour Austria-Hungary, but most Italians had little interest in fighting for it. On 3 August 1914 Italy declared its neutrality with the ... More


The Entente Fails to Keep Turkey Neutral, 1914

Timothy W. Crawford

in The Power to Divide: Wedge Strategies in Great Power Competition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754715
eISBN:
9781501754739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754715.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes the entente's failed attempts (after the July Crisis of 1914) to prevent the Ottoman Empire from intervening on the side of the Central powers. This case highlights key elements ... More


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