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origins of the Second World War

historical interpretations

by Esmonde M. Robertson

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Published by Macmillan, St Martin"s Press in [London], [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [295]-302

    Statementedited by E. M. Robertson
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 312 p. ;
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16444690M
    ISBN 10333114612

    Not to be confused with Purnell's History of the Second World War, published in with the co-operation of the Imperial War Museum. The History of the Second World War is the official history of the British contribution to the Second World War and was published by . Book Description. Exploring the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September and why a European conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just ‘Hitler’s War’ but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany.

    In this famous book Philip Bell examines the European origins of the Second World War from three different angles: first, he sets out the various explanations which have been offered for the war, and discusses the historiographical debates to which they have given rise; he then analyses the major underlying forces - ideological, economic and strategic - that were at work in Europe during the. The Origins of the Second World War explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by Richard Overy argues that this was not just 'Hitler's War' but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the Price: $

    Purnell's History of the Second World War was a hugely successful weekly anthology or 'partwork' publication covering all aspects of World War II that was distributed throughout the English-speaking world. Produced shortly after the similarly accomplished 8-volume series on WW1, it was first published in , being reprinted several times during the s. First published in , the year after his death, Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War is a highly acclaimed account by one of the greatest military writers of the twentieth century. Providing searing insights and drawing on an unparalleled knowledge of tactics and strategy, it is the culmination of a lifetime's analysis and study.


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The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War. The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up to date/5(5).

Shelves: second-world-war In this book Taylor argues that Hitler's foreign policy goals were like any other contemporary German statesman's and that World War II was just as much the fault of the allies as the Germans due to their flawed diplomacy.4/5.

Our understanding of the origins of the Second World War has been transformed in recent decades. The opening of the archives of the major combatant powers, together with the reorientation of international history itself away from a narrow preoccupation with diplomacy, have resulted in a more rounded conception 4/5(1).

Written in a lucid, accessible style, the text is an indispensable guide to the complex origins of the Second World War. P.M.H. Bell is Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of France and Britain Entente and Estrangement and France and Britain The Long by:   Controversial for his thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that lead up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century.

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Taylor's Origins of the Second World War has some fascinating insights. Here are a couple: 1. Inbefore Hitler invaded Poland, both the British-French and the Germans were seeking alliances or non-aggression pacts with the Soviet Union/5.

Similar to his short book on the Battle of Britain, The Origins of the Second World War is a small book that is rich in facts. The diplomatic viewpoint used in this study challenges some sensationalized rhetoric about the rise of the "have-not" nations and the decline of the Western empires/5.

This collection of essays deals with some of the problems posed by the origins of World War II. Was World War II part of a developing world crisis or should it be seen purely in a European context.

Before general historical opinion held that World War I 'broke out', World War II was 'precipitated'. But such a book is the magnificent work by A.J.P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War (London: Hamish Hamilton, — now New York: Athenaeum, ). As Taylor points out and explains at the beginn­ing of this book, Revisionism of World War II, in every country of.

A. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War. (New York: Atheneum, ), pp. In The Origins of the Second World War, A. Taylor challenges the “official version” of the causes for World War II.

This landmark study focuses on events leading to the declaration of war on Germany by Great Britain and France. Nobody wanted to go to war over Danzig, but Hitler was betrayed by his own timetable.

That ultimately he attacked Soviet Russia and declared war on the United States was an accident of history- not of a madman.

Taylor's book may deal with matters of historical curiosity, but. When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War/5.

Origins of the Second World War determined the fate of all Europe, if not of all the world. This unexpected outcome gave Europe a different character from what it had before Then the Great Powers were France, Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Russia, with Great Britain only Size: 1MB.

The Origins of the Second World War A.J.P. Taylor No preview available - About the author () A.J.P. Taylor () was one of the most controversial historians of. From influential British historian A.J.P.

Taylor, a reprint of his influential text The Origins of the Second World War. Controversial for his thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that lead up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th ed on: Ap The Second World War is a narrative history of World War II by the British historian Antony book starts with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria inand covers the entire Second World War ending with the final surrender of Axis : Antony Beevor.

A.J.P. Taylor's bestselling The Origins of the Second World War overturns popular myths about the outbreak of war. One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of /5(80).

In fact this book could easily be used as the text for such a course in the origins of the Second World War. It should be only used as a text, other more thorough works would be used to enrich the student in the deeper aspects of this historical by: 9."The Origins of the Second World War" explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September and not sooner, and why a European war .Origins of the Second World War An International Perspective (Book): Many major world events have occurred since the last key anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, and these events have had a dramatic impact on the international stage: 9/11, the Iraq War, climate change and the world economic crisis.

This is an opportune moment to bring together a group of major international.