The Meaning of the First World War Author:Rene Albrecht-Carrie World War 1 snapped the social and political bongs that held together the prewar world of the nineteenth century. Like the Reformation and the French Revolution, the war unleashed dynamic forces of change whose repercussions are still shaping the world of our times. — The Meaning of the First World War provides a concise narrative of the war its... more »elf and of the era it brought to a close. Reviewing the aftermath of the conflict, kRene Albrecht-Carrie argues that the war upset the delicate equilibrium of European power and tore the fabric of European society with such force that no treaty, however equitable, could by iteslf have averted the crises that followed.
With a masterful grasp of the issues underlying the war, Albrecht-Carrie skillfully unravels the tangle of the political alliances and military battles to reveal in what ways World War I laid the groundwork for our century of tension and transition.« less