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Illustrative Bibliography

General bibliography:

  • Horne, John, ed. A Companion to the First World War. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.
    • An excellent collective volume, synthetic and comprehensive and very useful bibliography
  • Neiberg, Michael S. Fighting the Great War: A Global History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.
    • Clear and concise, an invaluable military history of the First World War
  • Stevenson, David. 1914 - 1918: The History of the First World War. London: Allen Lane, 2004.
    • A very good general history of the conflict.
  • Strachan, Hew, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
    • A brilliant collection of thematic essays by leading authorities.
  • Winter, J. M, ed. The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On. Columbia : Kansas City, Mo: University of Missouri Press ; National World War I Museum, 2009.
    • A very interesting book aimed at a general audience but articulated around dialogues between historians of the war.
  • Winter, Jay M., ed. The Cambridge History of the First World War. Vol. 1. Global War. 3 vols. Cambridge - New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Winter, J. M., ed. The Cambridge History of the First World War. Vol. 2. The State. 3 vols. Cambridge - New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Winter, J. M. , ed. The Cambridge History of the First World War. Vol. 3. Civil Society. 3 vols. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
    • An outstanding multi-volume history of the war as a global conflict.



Introductory reading:

  • Strachan, Hew. The First World War: A new illustrated history. London; New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
    • An excellent introduction to the war in its global dimensions.
  • Strachan, Hew. “The First World War as a Global War.” First World War Studies 1, no. 1 (March 2010): 3–14.
  • Jones, Heather. “As the Centenary Approaches: The Regeneration of First World War Historiography.” The Historical Journal 56, no. 03 (2013): 857–878.



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