1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery

By Keith Jeffery

The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low nations and North-Eastern Europe have been crucial battlegrounds through the First global struggle, however the struggle reached many different corners of the globe, and occasions somewhere else considerably affected its course.

Covering the 365 days of 1916, eminent historian Keith Jeffery makes use of twelve moments from quite a number destinations and indicates how they reverberated around the globe. in addition to discussing better-known battles reminiscent of Gallipoli, Verdun and the Somme, Jeffery examines Dublin, for the Easter emerging, East Africa, the Italian entrance, imperative Asia and Russia, the place the killing of Rasputin uncovered the inner political weak spot of the country's empire. And, in charting a variety of wartime adventure, he experiences the 'intelligence war', naval engagements at Jutland and in other places, in addition to the political outcomes that ensued from the momentous US presidential election.

Using a rare diversity of army, social and cultural resources, and pertaining to the person stories at the flooring to wider advancements, those are the tales misplaced to heritage, the conflicts that unfold past the field of Europe and the moments that remodeled the battle.

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He therefore presumes that the “aristocratic” segment of the state should lead and keep under control the “popular” portion. 55 In the contemporary Roman Empire, political concord was particularly desirable after the year of the four emperors and the abuses of Domitian’s reign. Plutarch admired Camillus’ wise admittance of plebeians to the consulship as a solution to a domestic crisis, and notes that his vow to establish a temple to Concord preceded his decision. The Gracchi, though rightly opposing senatorial rigidity, were wrong to push too hard; on the other hand Opimius’ construction of a temple of Concord after slaughtering the Gracchan faction was hypocritical (Cam.

18 Another work, the Roman Questions, written after the death of Domitian in 96 ce, draws heavily on the reading in Roman sources that underlay the Parallel Lives. The 112 short investigations span a broad spectrum of issues related to Roman practices and ­customs and furnish further evidence that Plutarch had immersed himself not only in Roman history but its antiquarian lore. 19 Here again, Plutarch may have drawn on oral sources as well. Remarkably, none of the Roman practices is interpreted as harmful or foolish.

Flacelière (1987) xlvi–l; Stadter (2004). 37 Cf. Jacquemin (1991). 38 Rousset (2002) no. 11, lines 12–13. Cf. Stadter (2004) 30. 39 SIG 3 829A, cf. Jones (1971) 34; Swain (1991). The philhellene Hadrian had visited Boeotia and been archon at Athens before becoming emperor: Plutarch may have met him on either occasion, or others (cf. Birley (1997)). 40 Cf. Stadter (2005), especially pp. 212–213. 41 Cf. Pelling (2010). 42 That is, dikaiosunê, sôphrosynê, phronesis, andreia, and praotês, philanthrôpia, and epieikeia.

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