Winner of the 2015 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize
Serbia and the Balkan Front, 1914 is the first history of the Great War to address in-depth the crucial events of 1914 as they played out on the Balkan Front. James Lyon demonstrates how blame for the war's outbreak can be placed squarely on Austria-Hungary's expansionist plans and internal political tensions, Serbian nationalism, South Slav aspirations, the unresolved Eastern Question, and a political assassination sponsored by renegade elements within Serbia's security services. In doing so, he portrays the background and events of the Sarajevo Assassination and the subsequent military campaigns and diplomacy on the Balkan Front during 1914.
About the Author
James Lyon is an Associate Researcher at the University of Graz, Austria. He has a PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and has published extensively on the history of the Balkans. He founded the Foundation for the Preservation of Historical Heritage, which is working to digitalize rare document collections in leading Balkan cultural institutions.