Årsager til 1. verdenskrig - et historiografisk projekt: Causes for the 1st world war - a historiographical project

Jonas Søderberg, Svante Thygesen & Silas Larsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project addresses the causes of the first world war, seen from a historiographical perspective. This year it is 100 years since the outbreak of the war ocurred and the historians still disagree about the origins of the war. Officially Germany was blamed for the war by signing the so called article 231 of the Versaille-treaty. However whether Germany was solely to blame became a hot topic in the following decades. Historians have reconstructed and analysed the European political dynamics prior to the war and have for different reasons found indicators that a war was inevitable. This project commences with an account of a selected few historians versions concerning the causes of the war. Afterwards the differences will be analyzed and put in a relevant connection with the time in which they were written. Finally it will be discussed which historian has the most persuading explanation of the causes of the war. This project concludes that contemporary historians treat this subject with more convincing arguments - rather than the more unambiguous which dominated the research half a century ago.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 maj 2014
VejledereHans-Åke Persson


  • historiographical
  • 1st world war