Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. John D. Treadway
This thesis explores the multi-faceted and complex negotiations that took place between Bulgaria and Europe’s major alliance systems at the start of World War I as both groups attempted to convince Bulgaria to enter the conflict on their side. Drawing on published document collections from the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) and the Allies (Great Britain, France, and Russia), as well as unpublished materials from the German Foreign Office, this work explores the evolution of the interest of both power groups in Bulgaria and the nature of their negotiations for an alliance with it, looking at the reasons why Bulgaria ultimately joined the Central Powers in September 1915.
Yokell, Matthew A., "Sold to the highest bidder? : An investigation of the diplomacy regarding Bulgaria's entry into World War I" (2010). Master's Theses. 693.