Russian Historiography on the Origins of the First World War Since the Fischer Controversy

@article{Sanborn2013RussianHO,
  title={Russian Historiography on the Origins of the First World War Since the Fischer Controversy},
  author={Joshua A. Sanborn},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2013},
  volume={48},
  pages={350 - 362}
}
This article examines Soviet and post-Soviet historiography on the origins of the Great War, paying special attention to the reverberations of western historiographical disputes in the Soviet Union and Russia. The author argues that Fischer’s thesis was mostly uncontroversial in Russia. Most Soviet historians were predisposed to view his stress on imperialism (and German imperialism in particular) in a favorable way. Later Russian historians have also mainly agreed with Fischer, though by now… Expand
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