David Stevenson

David Stevenson is a professor of international history at the LSE. His books include Armaments and the Coming of War and 1914-18: The History of the First World War.

Casino Politics: writing European history

David Stevenson, 6 October 2005

The Oxford History of Modern Europe belongs to a more leisured era. Its first volume, A.J.P. Taylor’s The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918, appeared in 1954. Half a century later its two founding fathers, William Deakin and Alan Bullock, are dead, and their project remains incomplete. Individual volumes cover Germany, France from 1848 to 1945, Spain, the Low Countries, Romania...

Spot and Sink: The End of WW1

Richard J. Evans, 15 December 2011

In November 1918, after more than four years in the trenches, Adolf Hitler was in hospital away from the front, temporarily blinded by a gas attack. As he was recovering, he was told of...

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Von Hötzendorff’s Desire: The First World War

Margaret MacMillan, 2 December 2004

The Great War seems far off, the world before 1914 even further. We find it hard to believe that men and women cheered in the streets as Europe lurched towards war that July, that the men who...

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Collected Works

Angus Calder, 5 January 1989

The Book of Genesis explains that work is a punishment inflicted on humans for Adam’s Fall. In the Authorised Version, God tells Adam: ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,...

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