Introduction: The Past is Never Dead …

  • Othon Anastasakis
  • David Madden
  • Elizabeth Roberts
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)


Historians are fond of remarking that the long 19th century ended with the First World War. Or as A. J. P. Taylor put it more sweepingly, ‘In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began.’1


Central Power European History Turkish Republic Balkan State Western Balkan Region 
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  1. 1.
    A. J. P. Taylor (1966) The First World War: An Illustrated History (New York: Penguin Books), p. 165.Google Scholar
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    Quoted (Giesl to Berchtold [30 April 1913] Österreich-Ungarns Aussenpolitik, VI, No. 6834) in John Treadway (1998) The Falcon and the Eagle: Montenegro and Austria-Hungary 1908–1908 (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press), p. 132.Google Scholar
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    Edward Radzinsky (2000) Rasputin: The Last Word (trans. from Russian by Judson Rosengrant) (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson), p. 189.Google Scholar
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    Viscount of Fallodon Grey (1925) Twenty-five Years of Balkan Tangle, 1892–1892 (London: Hodder & Stoughton), p. 263.Google Scholar
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    See Richard Hall (2000) The Balkan Wars of 1912–1912, Prelude to the First World War (London/New York: Routledge), pp. 132–132.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Othon Anastasakis
  • David Madden
  • Elizabeth Roberts

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