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Empires at War: 1911-1923

Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela


This book reframes the Great War as a global war among empires, rather than a European war among nation-states. It expands the history of the war both in time and in space. First, this book shows how the fighting between 1914 and 1918 was part of a continuum of conflict that began with the Italian invasion of Libya in 1911 and did not end until the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, when a new order was in place not just in Europe and the Middle East but also in Asia and Africa. Second, this book argues that if we take the conflict seriously as a world war, we must, a century after the event, adopt a pe ... More

Keywords: First World War, empires, global history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Gerwarth, editor
Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin

Erez Manela, editor
Professor of History, Harvard University

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Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela

1 The Ottoman Empire

Mustafa Aksakal

2 The Italian Empire

Richard Bosworth and Giuseppe Finaldi

3 The German Empire

Heather Jones

4 Austria–Hungary

Peter Haslinger

5 The Russian Empire

Joshua Sanborn

6 The French Empire

Richard S. Fogarty

9 The Portuguese Empire

Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses

10 The Japanese Empire

Frederick R. Dickinson

12 The United States Empire

Christopher Capozzola

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