Studies in Secret Diplomacy during the First World War

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1957. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 430, [2] pages. Contains footnotes, bibliography, and index. Pencil notes and underlining on several text pages at the beginning of the book. Book covers worn and scuffed; small tears and several scuff marks. Weakness at the spine between pages 320 and 321. Excerpt: The two Studies which make up this book deal with the complex problems associated with the intervention of Turkey and Italy. They show that the international frictions which engendered the War were exacerbated by it. That this is so is seen in the efforts of the belligerent Governments to enlist allies or--if the paradox may be allowed--to make enemies, to safeguard their internal régimes, to defend and enhance their external status in the face of friend and foe, and to worry out the Secret Treaties, which bedevilled the peace settlements and the era they ushered in. The Studies are focused upon Turkey and Italy because those Powers were the first to enter the European War and the involvement of the former went far to determine that of the latter. The present work is complete in itself, and the reader will find, I think, that the pattern of international relations which emerges is one which has a more general application. Condition: Fair.

Keywords: Diplomacy, World War 1, Turkey, Italy Austria-Hungary, Balkans, Dardanelles, Macchio, Triple Alliance, Central Powers, Sonnino, Salandra, Triple Entente, Valona

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