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The origins of the Second World War

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Simon & Schuster , New York
World War, 1939-1945 -- Ca
StatementA.J.P. Taylor ; with a preface for the American reader ; and a new introduction, Second thoughts.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD741 .T34 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii p., 7-296 :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22451693M
ISBN 100684829479

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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 by: There is much to commend in A.J.P.

Taylors provocative revisionist study of the origins of the Second World War. The book is rich in argument and strong in analysis, but above all the theme that stands out is Taylors portrayal of Hitler as an ordinary German who achieved his objectives through patience by letting the failures of others become his successes.4/5.

Beautifully written and as provocative as ever, Taylor's book is a classic not only on the history of the origins of the Second World War but also on how to actually write a readable history book.

The prose simply flows from beginning to end as this masterful historian questions many of the arguments that were considered settled until this book /5(67). 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 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 recent decades our understanding of the origins of World War II has been transformed both by the opening of the archives of the major combatant powers and by the re-orientation of international history itself away from a narrow preoccupation with diplomacy towards a more rounded conception embracing also the study of economics, strategy, propaganda and intelligence.4/5(1).

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Origins of the Second World War 1 THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND W ORLD W AR A.J.P. Taylor CONTENTS Preface for the American Reader Second Thoughts I Forgotten Problem II The Legacy of the First World War III The Post-War Decade IV The End of Versailles V The Abyssinian Affair and the End of Locarno VI The Half-Armed Peace, File Size: 1MB.

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, Italy and Japan Brand: Taylor & Francis.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(80). From the British historian, Mr. Taylor, however, we have in his newly published book, The Origins of the Second World War, an interpretation which frankly aims at challenging what he calls “the almost universal agreement among historians” that Hitler “planned the Second World War” and that “his will alone caused it.” Mr.

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 the world, has been virtually non-existent.

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'.

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The origins of the second world war in Europe are complex and controversial. The following article is a list of ten books that provide different perspectives on the root causes of the second world.

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Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. Debunking what were accepted truths about the Second World War, he argued provocatively that Hitler did not set out to cause the war as part of an evil master plan, but blundered into it partly by.

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 5/5(4).

The Origins of the Second World War by A. Taylor is an insightful commentary on the causes of World War II. Radically departing from standard, textbook tenets regarding the origins of World War II, Taylor breaks new ground by asserting that Hitler did not have a master plan for world domination, but was rather handed his initial.

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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 century.5/5(4).

The Second World War can be read with profit by students of the period as a memoir by a leading participant rather than a comprehensive history by a professional and detached historian.

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PMH Bell's famous book is a comprehensive study of the period and debates surrounding the European origins of the Second World War. He approaches the subject from three different angles: describing the various explanations that have been offered for the war and the historiographical debates that have arisen from them, analysing the ideological, economic and strategic forces at work in Europe Cited by:.

About The Origins of the Second World War: An International Perspective. 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.

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