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The Origins of the War of 1914. Volume II: the Crisis of July 1914. from the Sarajevo Outrage to the Austrohungarian General Mobilization
The Origins of the War of 1914. Volume II: the Crisis of July 1914. from the Sarajevo Outrage to the Austrohungarian General Mobilization
By Luigi Albertini
Oxford University Press, 1953, 727 pp
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This second volume of the late Italian historian's major study is limited to a minute unravelling of the events between the Sarajevo assassination and the Austrian general mobilization at the end of July 1914. For those interested in the intricacies of these fateful weeks it is a worthy companion piece to Bernadotte Schmitt's earlier (1930) study, with which it takes issue on several points of interpretation.