This course examines the First World War in its global context.

It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not only on the battlefield but also on the intellectual, cultural, and political life of belligerent states, above all Germany, Russia, France, Great Britain, and the Ottoman Empire.

It attends to everyday life during the war, to the experience of women and children, and to the labor exploitation, murder, and genocide of non-combatants.

It addresses, finally,  developments that portended the division of Europe and the world after 1918.