Table of contents for An improbable war? : the outbreak of World War I and European political culture before 1914 / edited by Holger Afflerbach and David Stevenson.

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Maps.....................................................................................................
List of Illustrations........................................................................................
List of Tables.................................................................................................
Acknowledgments..............................................................................................5
Foreword
President Jimmy Carter: A Century of War and Peace.............................................7
Introduction
Holger Afflerbach and David Stevenson: An Improbable War?
The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914..................15
Part I: European Statescraft and the Question of War 
and Peace before 1914.....................................................................37
1. Paul Schroeder: Stealing Horses to Great Applause: Austria-Hungary's 
Decision in 1914 in Systemic Perspective................................................................39 
2. Matthias Schulz: Did Norms Matter in Nineteenth Century International 
Relations? Progress and Decline in the 'Culture of Peace' Before World War I ...................81
3. Samuel Williamson: Aggressive and Defensive Aims of Political Elites?
Austro-Hungarian Policy in 1914........................................................................113 
4. John Rohl: The Curious Case of the Kaiser's Disappearing War Guilt.
Wilhelm II in July 1914....................................................................................137
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Part II: The military situation before 1914: Europe 
between hot and cold war...............................................................169
5. Jost Dulffer: Chances and Limits of Armament Control 1898-1914............................171
6. Michael Epkenhans: The Naval Race before 1914: Was a Peaceful Outcome Thinkable?..197
7. David Stevenson: Was a Peaceful Solution Thinkable? The European 
Land Armaments Race before 1914.....................................................................227
8. Gunther Kronenbitter: The German and Austro-Hungarian General 
Staffs and Their Reflections on an "Impossible" War.................................................261
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Part III: Hopes and Fears of War and Peace. Subjective Expectations
and Unspoken Assumptions in European Societies before 1914...................277 
9. Holger Afflerbach: The Topos of Improbable War in Europe before 1914....................279 
10. Friedrich Kiessling: Unfought Wars: The Effect of Detente before World War I...........315
11. Roger Chickering: "War Enthusiasm?" Public Opinion and 
the Outbreak of War in 1914..............................................................................343
12. Joshua A. Sanborn: Education for War, Peace, and Patriotism in Russia
on the Eve of World War I................................................................................365
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Part IV: Culture, Gender, Religiosity and the Coming of War....................393
13. Ute Frevert: Honor, Gender and Power: The politics of satisfaction in pre-war Europe...395
14. Hartmut Lehmann: World War I and the Role of Religiosity. International 
Solidarity in European and North American Protestantism before 1914 and after................431
15. Jessica Gienow-Hecht: International Relations, Arts, and Culture before 1914.............457
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Part V: The Perspective from Afar: The Outbreak of War in
Europe in the Eyes of Other Continents......................................................481
16. Mustafa Aksakal: War as the Savior? Hopes for War and Peace
in Ottoman Politics before 1914...........................................................................483
17. Frederick Dickinson: The View from Japan: War and Peace in Europe around 
1914...........................................................................................................511
18. Fraser Harbutt: War, Peace and Commerce: The American Reaction 
to the Outbreak of World War One in Europe..........................................................541
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Notes on Contributors...............................................................................567
Bibliography.............................................................................................575
Index of Names.........................................................................................621

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes -- Congresses.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1871-1918 -- Congresses.