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Folly and Malice
Subtitle The Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One
By John Zametica
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ISBN 9780856835131
Non Fiction Genre History
Publication Date 06/28/2017
Price 27.95
Hardcopy Hyperlink https://www.shepheard-walwyn.co.uk/product/folly-and-malice-habsburg-first-world-war-one/


Various interpretations characterise the debate about the circumstances which led to the First World War. John Zametica´s work stands out because he has been able to resolve questions that have successfully eluded generations of his predecessors. He presents a new picture of the events that led to the Archduke’s assassination.

Author's Bio

John Zametica is the editor of ‘British Officials and British Foreign Policy, 1945-50’ (Leicester University Press, 1990) and the author of ‘The Yugoslav Conflict’ (Brassey´s, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1992). He lives and works in Montenegro.


“seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled … [its] conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years.” Vernon Bogdanor, International Affairs

“This painstaking and meticulous piece of scholarship offers a challenge to some widely-held assumptions about the events which led up to the outbreak of [WW1].” Trevor James, The Historian

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    A riveting read – nowadays surrounded by war or the threat of war, John Zametica’s work resolves questions about the debate as to the circumstances which led to the First World War.

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