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Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914–1918

3rd Edition



Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107691520

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  • This book explores the impact of the First World War on Imperial Germany and examines military aspects of the conflict, as well as the diplomacy, politics, and industrial mobilization of wartime Germany. Including maps, tables, and illustrations, it also offers a rich portrait of life on the home front - the war's pervasive effects on rich and poor, men and women, young and old, farmers and city-dwellers, Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. It analyzes the growing burdens of war and the translation of hardship into political opposition. The new edition incorporates the latest scholarship and expands the coverage of military action outside Europe, military occupation, prisoners of war, and the memory of war. This survey represents the most comprehensive history of Germany during the First World War. It will be of interest to all students of German and European history, as well as the history of war and society.

    • The most comprehensive survey of Germany's experience during the First World War
    • Focuses on not only the military and political aspects of the conflict but also on life on the home front
    • The new edition incorporates the latest scholarship on military operations outside Europe, events in Eastern Europe, occupation regimes, prisoners of war, the war's end and collective memory
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    'Prof Chickering (Georgetown) has thoroughly revised his social, economic, and political history of Germany in 1914–1918 which appeared well over 20 years ago, for this third edition, which appeared in time for the centenary of the World War. … of particular value not only to those interested in World War I, but also to anyone trying to understand how nations make war.' StrategyPage (

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107691520
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 13 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue: Imperial Germany
    1. The war begins
    2. The war continues
    3. The war grows total
    4. The war embraces all
    5. The war breeds discord
    6. The war ends
    7. The war endures.

  • Author

    Roger Chickering, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Roger Chickering was Professor of History at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University from 1993 to 2010 and is now retired. His recent publications include The Great War and Urban Life in Germany: Freiburg, 1914–1918 (2007) and Krieg, Frieden und Geschichte: Gesammelte Aufsätze über patriotischen Aktionismus, Geschichtskultur und totalen Krieg (2007).

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