Mistakes and Myths: The Allies, Germany, and the Versailles Treaty, 1918–1921*

@article{Marks2013MistakesAM,
  title={Mistakes and Myths: The Allies, Germany, and the Versailles Treaty, 1918–1921*},
  author={Sally Marks},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={632 - 659}
}
  • Sally Marks
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
For nearly forty years, historians of twentieth-century diplomacy have argued that the Versailles treaty was more reasonable than its reputation suggests and that it did not of itself cause the Depression, the rise of Hitler, or World War II. Their efforts have had little effect, despite Margaret MacMillan’s best-selling Paris 1919. The distorted view of The Economic Consequences of the Peace and J. M. Keynes’s other works still dominates both the Anglo-American historical profession and the… Expand
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