Introduction Part 1: The question of war guilt during the war at the Versailles peace negotiations Part 2: Revisionist and anti- revisionists Part 3: The origins of the war and the question of continuity in German History Part 4: Post - Fischer consensus and continuing Debates Conclusion Bibliography Index
Annika Mombauer lectures in Modern European History at The Open University. Her publications include the recently published "Helmuth von Motke and the Origins of the First World War "CUP (2001).
"essential reading" "BBC History" "readable, informative and lucid ... the book [has] a passionate feel that makes for a good read and provides a clear line of argument" Matthew Hughes", Reviews in History" "a valuable and essential analysis that should be studied with care by anyone trying to understand not just the war itself but much of twentieth century historical writing.' "Contemporary Review" "Mombauer's book is to be welcomed... [she] manages to provide even the most seasoned scholar in this field with much else to think about." Gaynor Johnson, Bolton Institute, "History"