This course analyzes the causes and development of World War I and its aftermath. The discussions will include the diplomatic origins of the conflict, the power relationships among the different powers, expansion of the Great War, the most important military operations, and the historiographical debate regarding the conflict. The aftermath of the war will also be examined, including the Paris Peace Conference, the complex developments that produced the postwar world, and the debate over their relationship to the outbreak of the next World War.
World War I
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 13, 2017