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In Osteuropa 1-2/2019

The First World War and the precarious peace
New publications to mark the centenary of the peace accords

Jost Dülffer

Deutsche Fassung


The 100th anniversary of the peace accords that ended the First World War and determined the post-war order in Europe has not attracted the same degree of attention among historians and in the European culture of remembrance as the centenary in 2014 of the start of the First World War. Accounts of the ceasefire and the precarious peace in Europe offer almost no new insights. However, the analyses of eastern-central and eastern Europe, where new states were created, and where violence and war continued beyond the end of the First World War and almost all political orders became authoritarian regimes, open up new horizons.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2019, pp. 177–194)