List of main characters mentioned in the documents Introduction Part 1: Documents before the July Crisis Introduction: 1911-14: The period of 'avoided wars' 1. 1911 2. 1912 3. 1913 4. 1914 Part 2: Documents from the July Crisis Introduction 1. Immediate reactions to the assassination 2. The Hoyos mission 3. Planning the ultimatum 4. Reactions to the ultimatum 5. The machine is in motion 6. Mediation proposals and ultimatums 7. The European War becomes reality Bibliography Index
Annika Mombauer is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the Open University
Mombauer's expertise and skillful annotation makes this diverse, translated collection a valuable contribution to the historiography and an essential volume for Great War specialists. Features such as a glossary of names provide information on the roles of the key figures writing and receiving the documents and make the collection more accessible for nonspecialists as well. Anika Mombauer is an authority on the origins and opening phases of the First World War. This collection of documents will be useful to specialists in diplomatic and military history of the First World War period, as well as instructors and students who seek convenient access to a cross-section of primary material on the origins of First World War. -- .