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Rivalry and Accord - International Relations 1870-1914
by John Lowe Robert Pearce

RRP €19.85

Rivalry and Accord - International Relations 1870-1914
by Author Name John Lowe, Robert Pearce

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List Price:19.85
Format: Paperback, 216 x 141 x 5mm, 144pp
Publication date: 28 Dec 2001
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN-13: 9780340804315


Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online ( Rivalry and Accord - International Relations 1870-1914 In this second edition, thoroughly updated to take account of the latest research, the authors guide the reader through a momentous period in modern history, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.There is coverage of Great Power rivalry in Africa and China as well as Europe. By focusing on Germany's role in European diplomacy, during the eras of Bismarck and Kaiser William II, the book provides a coherent and lucid account of international affairs.


Pearce and Lowe are to be warmly congratulated on having got the basics of engaging, humane communication and clear and succinct analysis absolutely right...Intelligent use of intelligently authored history textbooks in classrooms across the European continent are surely the best guarantee of a thriving jargon and prejudice-free History for today and for tomorrow. Put Pearce and Lowe on your department's bookshelf. SATH


1. Introduction: Europe and the Great Powers 2. Bismarck and Europe, 1871-90 3. Colonial rivalries 1870-1914 4. Weltpolitik and European tensions, 1890-1911 5. From Balkan wars to world war 1912-13 6. Conclusion: The origins of the First World War

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  • Illustrations: 12 b&w illustrations and artworks