This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are:
This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the a global War on Terror'.
A support website provides supplementary exercises, questions and tutor guidance.
About the Authors
Antony Best is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.
Jussi M. Hanhimäki is Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.
Joseph A. Maiolo is Senior Lecturer in International History in the Department of War Studies, King`s College London.
Kirsten E. Schulze is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.
|List of Maps|
|List of Tables|
|List of Boxes|
|Notes on Authors|
|List of Abbreviations|
|Great Power Rivalry and the World War, 1900-1916|
|The Search for European Stability, 1917-1929|
|Japan, China and the Origins of the Pacific War, 1900-41|
|The European Colonial Empires, 1900-45|
|Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1900-1948|
|'Good Neighbours'? The United States and the Americas, 1900-45|
|The Path to European War, 1930-39|
|The Second World War, 1940-45|
|The First Cold War, 1945-61|
|Asia in Turmoil: Nationalism, Revolution and the Rise of the Cold War, 1945-1953|
|From Cold War to DFtente, 1962-79|
|The Vietnam Wars, 1945-75|
|Neutralism, Development and the Rise of the Third World, 1945-2007|
|The `Developmental States': Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, 1945-2007|
|The People's Republic of China and North Korea: Nationalism and Ideology, 1949-2007|
|The United States and Latin America, 1945-2007|
|Africa: Decolonization and Independence, 1945-2007|
|The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2007|
|The Rise of Political Islam, 1928-2000|
|The End of the Cold War and the `New World Order', 1980-2000|
|The Rise of a New Europe: The History of European Integration, 1945-2007|
|The War on Terror in a Globalized World|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 29th May 2008
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.2