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International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond - Antony Best

International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond


Published: 29th May 2008
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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:

  • the decline of European hegemony over the international order
  • the diffusion of power to the two superpowers
  • the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa
  • the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century.

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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ISBN: 9780415438964
ISBN-10: 0415438969
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 29th May 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.2
Edition Number: 2