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Could the Versailles System have Worked?

Authors: Elcock, Howard

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  • Explores the significance of the post-First World War peace settlement negotiated in Paris throughout 1919
  • Reassesses Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau, the principal actors in the making of the Treaty of Versailles
  • Suggests that the Versailles system created a more stable diplomatic framework 
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This book explores the significance of the post-First World War peace settlement negotiated at Versailles in 1919. Versailles has always been a controversial subject and it has long been contended that the Treaty imposed unnecessarily severe conditions upon the defeated nations, particularly Germany, and in large part can be held responsible for the outbreak of war in 1939. This book considers the critical question as to whether the Treaty of Versailles established a new international settlement that could produce a peaceful and prosperous Europe, something that many have alleged was impossible. In an exhaustive analysis of the events that followed the Paris Peace Conference, Howard Elcock argues that the Versailles Treaty created a more stable diplomatic framework than has commonly been recognised, and challenges the traditional understanding that the delegates at Versailles can be held responsible for the failure to secure long-term peace in Europe.   

About the authors

Howard Elcock enjoyed a long and distinguished academic career. He taught at the University of Hull between 1966 and 1981 and then Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) where he became Professor Emeritus in 1997. Howard Elcock was the author of many books and articles on a wide range of subjects including the Versailles Treaty, local government, political leadership, political behaviour and ethics in public service. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94734-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94733-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 64,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06908-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Could the Versailles System have Worked?
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94734-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94734-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94733-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06908-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 193
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