Empires at War: 1911-1923

Paperback | September 27, 2015

EditorRobert Gerwarth, Erez Manela

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Empires at War, 1911-1923 offers a new perspective on the history of the Great War. It expands the story of the war both in time and space to include the violent conflicts that preceded and followed the First World War, from the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya to the massive violence thatfollowed the collapse of the Ottoman, Russian, and Austrian empires until 1923. It also presents the war as a global war of empires rather than a a European war between nation-states.This volume tells the story of the millions of imperial subjects called upon to defend their imperial governments' interest, the theatres of war that lay far beyond Europe, and the wartime roles and experiences of innumerable peoples from outside the European continent. Empires at War covers thebroad, global mobilizations that saw African solders and Chinese labourers in the trenches of the Western Front, Indian troops in Jerusalem, and the Japanese military occupying Chinese territory. Finally, the volume shows how the war set the stage for the collapse not only of specific empires, butof the imperial world order writ large.

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Empires at War, 1911-1923 offers a new perspective on the history of the Great War. It expands the story of the war both in time and space to include the violent conflicts that preceded and followed the First World War, from the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya to the massive violence thatfollowed the collapse of the Ottoman, Russian, an...

Robert Gerwarth is the author and editor of several books on the history of violence, including a biography of Reinhard Heydrich (with Donald Bloxham, 2011), Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe (2011); and War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence after the Great War (with John Horne, 2012). Erez Manela directs the Program on Glob...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.66 inPublished:September 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019873493X

ISBN - 13:9780198734932

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Table of Contents

Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela: Introduction1. Mustafa Aksakal: The Ottoman Empire2. Richard Bosworth and Giuseppe Finaldi: The Italian Empire3. Heather Jones: The German Empire4. Peter Haslinger: Austria-Hungary5. Joshua Sanborn: The Russian Empire6. Richard S. Fogarty: The French Empire7. Bill Nasson: British Imperial Africa8. Stephen Garton: The Dominions, Ireland and India9. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses: The Portuguese Empire10. Frederick R. Dickinson: The Japanese Empire11. Xu Guoqi: China and Empire12. Chris Capozzola: The United States13. Leonard V. Smith: Empires at the Paris Peace Conference

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"Empires at War makes and important and much-needed contribution to the history of the Great War by reminding us that it was a truly a world wide conflict and one which for many areas from Central Europe to the Far East continued well beyond the armistice of 1918. This strong collection ofthoughtful essays expands our understanding of a pivotal moment of the twentieth century by showing the war's global impact and consequences." --Margaret MacMillan, Oxford University 04/08/2014