The Coming of the Great War | Lecture 16 | European Civilization, 1648-1945 | Open Yale Courses

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Lecture delivered by Professor John Merriman as part of the Yale College course ‘European Civilization, 1648-1945’.

Lecture chapters consist of:

  1. Origins of the First World War: The Tangled Web of Alliances and Rivalries [00:00:00]
  2. Britain’s Loyalties: Involvement in the Continental Competition [00:22:27]
  3. The Formation of the Triple Entente [00:29:27]
  4. The Saverne Incident [00:35:56]
  5. The Schlieffen Plan: The Timetable of Mobilization [00:43:08]

Also available as audio and a transcript.

Original URL: http://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-202/lecture-16

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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