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Professor David Stevenson, Stevenson Professor of International History

Research and Publications

Professor Stevenson's main fields of interests lie in international relations in Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; origins, course, and impact of the First World War. His publications include With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (Penguin/Harvard University Press, 2011); 1914-1918: the History of the First World War (Penguin Press, 2004) also published by Basic Books (New York) as Cataclysm: the First World War as Political Tragedy; and by Rizzoli (Milan) as La Grande Guerra: una Storia Globale. German edition with Patmos (Düsseldorf, 2006); Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914 (Oxford University Press, 1996) Paperback edition, 1999; The First World War and International Politics (Oxford University Press, 1988) Paperback edition, 1991; French War Aims against Germany, 1914-1919 (Oxford University Press, 1982) (Edited with introduction), Vols 1-8, 17-21, and 3-35 of Europe, 1948-1914, Series F in Part I of British Documents on Foreign Affairs: Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print (University Publications of America: Frederick, Maryland, 1987, 1990, 1991).

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Teaching and Supervision

Professor Stevenson's teaching at the LSE reflects the research interests outlined above. He usually teaches the following courses:

At undergraduate level:

HY226: The Great War, 1914-1918|

At Masters level:

HY400: International History in the Twentieth Century| (taught jointly with other members of the Department)

HY411: European Integration in the Twentieth Century| (taught jointly with Dr Ludlow)

Professor Stevenson also supervises the following PhD students:



Paul Horsler

There can be no doubt he united the country

Mahon Murphy

German Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in the Extra-European Theatre of the First World War

Charles Sorrie

Censorship in France, 1917-18

Contact Details

Office: Room EAS.E604
Telephone: 020 7955 7115
Email Address: D.Stevenson@lse.ac.uk|

Office Hours

Michaelmas Term Office Hours|


Professor David Stevenson