Author: James Joll
The Origins of the First World War
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The outbreak of the First World War has always presented a challenge to historians: they have sought to understand its causes in many different ways, from many different angles, and with very different results. The subject has a double fascination for the modern reader, therefore, since the debate throws light not only on the crisis of July-August 1914 itself, but also on the very nature of historical explanation and causality.