1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery

By Keith Jeffery

The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low international locations and North-Eastern Europe have been crucial battlegrounds through the First international conflict, however the warfare reached many different corners of the globe, and occasions in different places considerably affected its course.

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

Using a rare variety of army, social and cultural resources, and touching on the person stories at the floor to wider advancements, those are the tales misplaced to heritage, the conflicts that unfold past the sector of Europe and the moments that remodeled the conflict.

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LXXX. (fig. 22) is a 1558 map of northern regions accompanyi ng the Zenos' annals as published by descendant Niccolo Zeno (1515- 1565). It is based on a coniclike projection in which parallels are concentric circular arcs and meridians are straight, but the meridians do not converge at the center of the circular arcs. 22. The Zenos' use of a modified equidistant conic projection for a 1558 map of the North Sea. Rep roduced from Nordenskiold (1889, 53). Meridians are not true radii of the concentric circular arcs of parallels.

5 The New World, South America, Africa, and the East Indies also appeared separately on the equatorial stereographic in seventeenth-century atlases by Me rcator, Speed, the Blaeu family, John Ogilby (1600- 1676), and others. To construct the equatorial aspect involved the equivale nt of straightedge, compasses, and dividers. Using Varenius's 1650 description, for this "second Mode, the Eye being placed in the plain of t11e JEquator," a circle was drawn for the outer meridians of the he misphe re, and p e rpe ndicular di ame ters provided the equator and the central meridian, with the poles at each end of the latte r (1650; 1693 translation, 322-23).

Equator be divided into 360 deg. and streight lines being drawn through the Center and the beginning of every deg. these shall be the Meridians, from which that which is drawn at the beginning of the first degree from these 360, shall be taken for the first, so the rest of the lines shall shew the rest of the Meridians and Longitudes of the Earth from the first Meridian. Now the Parallels of Latitude must be described. Equator, the first 0, 90: the second 90, 108 [sic; should be 180]: the third 180, 270: and the fourth 270, 0.

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