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Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 - Christopher Clark

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Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 - Christopher Clark

This lecture explores new ways of understanding the crisis that brought war to Europe in the summer of 1914; reflects on some of the problems of interpretation that have dogged the debate over the war's origins; and considers the contemporary resonance of a catastrophe that is now nearly a century old.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website:

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website.

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How Europe Went to War in 1914. Tans Lecture Maastricht University

Christopher Clark revisits the century-old debate on the outbreak of the First World War, highlighting the complexity of a crisis that involved sudden changes in the international system. Clark proposes fresh perspectives on an old question.
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Christopher Clark, "How Europe Went to War in 1914"

Australian historian, Christopher Clark, discusses elements that led Europe to war in 1914. Presented by the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Recorded October 1, 2014 in J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 | Book Review

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Clark, Christopher. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to war in 1914. (London: Allen Lane, 2012).
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Christopher Clarke - How Europe Went to War in 1914

Few episodes in the history of modern Europe have attracted such intense and lasting historical interest as the July Crisis of 1914. The chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War One still offers one of the most dramatic and intellectually enthralling narratives in modern history. Yet the size and sophistication of the existing secondary literature poses a challenge: how to generate fresh insights into a crisis that has preoccupied historians and generated controversy for nearly a century. This public lecture revisits the crisis of 1914, reflects on trends in the recent and older writing on the outbreak of war and examines some new angles of approach. Christopher Clark is Regius Professor History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Europe: Then and Now, featuring Professor Christopher Clark

Please join us for a fascinating conversation with Christopher Clark, Professor of Modern European History at Cambridge University and author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 as we discuss the most significant events that led to the outbreak of World War I during this year's centenary commemoration and reflect on the contemporary similarities. Once again, Europe is witnessing resurgent nationalism that has led to the rise of extremist groups seeking to undermine the status quo. Russia, too, is once more emboldened by the perceived imperative to defend its ethnic and religious kin abroad. And the U.S., exhausted after decades of involvement overseas, has adopted a foreign policy increasingly reminiscent of pre-Wilsonian isolationism. Professor Clark will examine the historic parallels between Europe then and now, and share his thoughts on why Europe went to war in 1914.
Europe, Then and Now:
Parallels between 1914 and 2014 Considered

featuring

Professor Christopher Clark
Author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Professor of Modern European History, Cambridge University

moderated by

Ms. Heather Conley
Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Europe Program

The start of WWI: Was there a long-term plan? - Christopher Clark

The descent into World War One was both swift and terrible. There were a great number of contributing ideas and strategies, but were any of them very forward-looking?
Christopher Clark response is: “You look in vain for long-term strategies in Europe at this time.”

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Why did Britain enter the First World War? The Russian Question - Professor Christopher Clark

Did Britain enter World War I in order to defend Belgium, or was it merely in order to appease the great threat of Russian aggression?
Professor Christopher Clark picks his way through this tricky question.
It was a question of whom do you appease and whom do you oppose.

This is an extract taken from a Gresham College lecture:


Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Christopher Clark, France and the Origins of the Great War

H-France Salon, Volume 6, Issue 13
Society for French Historical Studies
Plenary Session
26 April 2014

How Europe Went to War in 1914: The Origins Debate Revisited

Chris Clark, Regius Professor of History, Cambridge University, presented the Annual Byrn Lecture, How Europe Went to War in 1914: The Origins Debate Revisited, on April 8, 2015 at Vanderbilt University. Bestselling author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.

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Europe: Then And Now Featuring Professor Christopher Clark

Please join us for a fascinating conversation with Christopher Clark, Professor of Modern European History at Cambridge University and author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 as we discuss the most significant events that led to the outbreak of World War I during this year's centenary commemoration and reflect on the contemporary similarities. Once again, Europe is witnessing resurgent nationalism that has led to the rise of extremist groups seeking to undermine the status quo. Russia, too, is once more emboldened by the perceived imperative to defend its ethnic and religious kin abroad. And the U.S., exhausted after decades of involvement overseas, has adopted a foreign policy increasingly reminiscent of pre-Wilsonian isolationism. Professor Clark will examine the historic parallels between Europe then and now, and share his thoughts on why Europe went to war in 1914.

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Libya, Italy and the start of World War One - Christopher Clark

How did Libya and Italy contribute to the start of World War One? Christopher Clark explains the importance to the First Wolrd War of the relatively little-known Italian invasion of the territories that today are Libya. This is an extract taken from a Gresham College lecture: Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: Twitter: Facebook:

CIRSD Conference on WWI: Panel "What Kind of Failure?" - Prof. Christopher Clark

Topic of discussion of the panel: Was the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 a failure of diplomacy, or a failure of foresight on the part of political and military elites, who went to war open-eyed but miscalculated consequences?

Christopher Clark is a Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine's College, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities. He is the author of various books on modern German and European history, including the one on the history of Prussia entitled Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947 (2006). His latest book is a study of the outbreak of the First World War entitled The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (2012). Clark is a co-editor of the scholarly book series New Studies in European History published by Cambridge University Press. In October 2010, Germany awarded Clark the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for his research which had contributed greatly to German-British relations

"A Short History of World War I" [part 1/2] - James L. Stokesbury

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Christopher Clark / Christian Ingrao - Commemorating 1914: exploring the war's legacy

Inaugural Session - Zagreb, May 5th 2014
Ensemble TRIS, Vienna
Inaugural speeches : Mrs Michèle Boccoz (Ambassador of France in Croatia), Mrs Andrea Zlatar-Violic (Ministry of Culture -Croatia)
Lecture : Mr Christopher CLARK, University of Cambridge The Sleepwalkers - How Europe went to War in 1914.
Mr.Christian INGRAO, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) First World War, the matrix of mass violence
International Symposium organised by EUNIC Croatia at Croatian State Archives.
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The Sleepwalkers How Europe Went to War in 1914

What role did Diplomacy have in Europe's descent into war in 1914? - Christopher Clark

There were embassies all over Europe – why weren’t they able to halt the descent into the First World War in 1914?

Christopher Clark explains the role of international diplomacy in this extract taken from a Gresham College lecture:


Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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Europe Prior to World War I: Alliances and Enemies I PRELUDE TO WW1 - Part 1/3

To understand World War One completely, you need to understand what happened before. In 1914, Europe was on the verge of modernity. The German Reich, France, Great Britain and Austria-Hungary were fighting over influence and colonies. Russia was gaining more and more power while the Ottoman Empire was only a shadow of its former self. Meanwhile, smaller nations were striving towards independence to fulfil their dream of being an sovereign state. In our first special episode about the prelude to World War 1, Indy explains what Europe was like in 1914.

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Literature (excerpt):
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. A Complete History, Holt Paperbacks, 2004.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. A Combat History of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Hart, Peter. The Great War. 1914-1918, Profile Books, 2013.
Stone, Norman. World War One. A Short History, Penguin, 2008.
Keegan, John. The First World War, Vintage, 2000.
Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914. Europe Goes To War, Knopf, 2013.
Hirschfeld, Gerhard. Enzyklopädie Erster Weltkrieg, Schöningh Paderborn, 2004
Michalka, Wolfgang. Der Erste Weltkrieg. Wirkung, Wahrnehmung, Analyse, Seehamer Verlag GmbH, 2000
Leonhard, Jörn. Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, C.H. Beck, 2014

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2015 Laura Shannon Prize with Sir Christopher Clark

Sir Christopher Clark, Regius Professor of History at St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge (UK), and author of the award-winning book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 presented the 2015 Laura Shannon Prize Lecture at the University of Notre Dame. The prize is sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, part of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs.

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With introductions by A. James McAdams, Director and William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and Michael
Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor in the Department of Political Science, and a member of the final jury for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.

November 19, 2015
Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame

Gretchenfrage ³/Folge 38: Christopher Clark, Historiker

Die Gretchenfrage hoch 3 - Gretchen fragt, Norddeutschland antwortet.

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