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Flashcards in Historiography Sessions 1-8 Deck (5):

a. Sidney Fay (The Origins of the World War, 1928)

structural factors and systems of alliance


b. Fritz Fischer (Griff nach der Weltmacht – Grasp for World Power, 1961)

Responsibility of Germany: Berlin wanted/needed war


James Joll (1914: The Unspoken Assumptions, 1968)

general belief in the inevitability of the conflict: patriotism exploited for domestic reasons


Avner Offer (The First World War: an Agrarian Interpretation, 1989)

Importance concept of honor for European elites


Jeffrey Verhey ( The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany, 2000)

vs. myth of war enthusiasm (social/class difference)