Germany and the Approach of War in 1914: (WW1 Centenary Lecture Series)
|Starts:||17:00 9 Oct 2013|
|Ends:||18:00 9 Oct 2013|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Prof Matthew Jefferies|
Although a number of recent publications have attempted to lessen Germany’s responsibility for the First World War – the ‘erosion of the German paradigm’ as Samuel Williamson has put it – it remains clear that the Wilhelmine Empire was a central factor in the outbreak of war. Rather than focusing on the well-documented events of the July Crisis, this talk looks at the longer term domestic and foreign policy considerations which led many high-ranking Germans to favour a military solution in the summer of 1914.
Of special interest to A-level: German, History.
Prof Matthew Jefferies
Role: Professor of German History
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B