Anglo-Saxon Historiography about the Responsibility for the Great War

Rastović, Aleksandar P. (2015) Anglo-Saxon Historiography about the Responsibility for the Great War. Teme, 2 (XXXIX). pp. 581-591. ISSN 0353-7919; 0351-1685

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This paper presents the views of leading representatives of contemporary Anglo-Saxon historiography regarding Serbia’s responsibility for the outbreak of the First World War. Over the past several years, as the celebration of the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War approached, a part of Anglo-Saxon historiography re-opened the question of responsibility for its outbreak. Without engaging in objective analysis of the most relevant historical facts and archive documents, certain representatives of Anglo-Saxon historiography have put forward claims that Serbia and the Serbian government were responsible for the First World War and its outbreak. At the same time, they clear Germany and its ally Austria-Hungary of all guilt. The most distinguished representatives of this school of historiography are the British historians Margaret MacMillan, Christopher Clark, as well as Sean McMeekin. They all believe that Serbian authorities instigated, organized and materially supported members of the Young Bosnia movement to assassinate the Austrian Heir Presumptive, Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID: 559631
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anglo-Saxon historiography, Young Bosnia, responsibility, First World War, Serbia
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 11:14
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 09:54

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