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Austro-Hungarian War Aims in the Balkans during World War I


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Marvin Benjamin Fried
    Pages 1-5
  3. Marvin Benjamin Fried
    Pages 6-22
  4. Marvin Benjamin Fried
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  9. Marvin Benjamin Fried
    Pages 231-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-294

About this book


The conquest of Serbia was only one of the goals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the First World War; beyond this lay the desire to control much of South-East Europe. Employing previously unseen sources, Marvin Fried provides the first complete analysis of the Monarchy's war aims in the Balkans and tells the story of its imperialist ambitions.


Austria empire Europe First World War Hungary monarchy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International HistoryLondon School of EconomicsUK

About the authors

Dr Marvin Benjamin Fried teaches First World War and Twentieth Century International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. His research focuses on the grand strategy, alliance diplomacy, and civil-military relations of the Central Powers during the First World War.

Bibliographic information


" [...] this is a necessary book and any scholar serious about Austro-Hungary during the First World War needs to read it. The book will also be a great asset to generalists working on wartime foreign policy and decision-making process." - Reviews in History