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A History of the World : From the 20th to the 21st Century - J. A. S. Grenville

A History of the World

From the 20th to the 21st Century

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With the onset of decolonisation, the rise and fall of fascism and communism, the technological revolution and the rapidly increasing power of the United States, the world since 1900 has witnessed global change on an immense scale. Providing a comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, "A History of the World" includes discussion of topics such as:
* the rivalry between European nations from 1900-1914
* the Depression and the rise of fascism during the 1920s and 1930s
* the global impact of the Cold War
* decolonisation and its effects
* the continuing conflict in the Middle East.
This new edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent historical research. Bringing the story up to date, J.A.S. Grenville includes a discussion of events such as 9/11, recent economic problems in Latin America and the second Gulf War.

"Follows a relatively new trend among historians to abandon their sometimes narrow parochialism in favour of 'world history' his volume deals with more thematic issues like industrialization, the empowerment of women, the rise of environmental concerns and multinational corporations." - Foreign Affairs

"Magnificently detailed, brilliantly written...An extraordinarily readable global history." - Parade Magazine

Prologue: The world from the twentieth to the twenty-first century
Social Change and National Rivalry in Europe, 1900-1914
Beyond Europe: The shifting balance of global power
The Great War, Revolution and the Search for Stability
The Continuing World Crisis, 1929-1939
The Second World War
Post-War Europe, 1945-1947
The United States and the Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1948
The Transformation of Asia, 1945-1955
The Ending of European Dominance in the Middle East, 1919-1980
The Cold War: Superpower confrontation, 1948-1964
The Recovery of Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s
Who will Liberate the Third World? 1954-1968
Two Faces of Asia: After 1949
Latin America after 1945: Problems unresolved
Africa after 1945: Conflict and the Threat of Famine
The United States and the Soviet Bloc after 1963: The great transformation
Western Europe Gathers Strength: After 1968
Global Change: From the twentieth to twenty-first century
Short Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415289559
ISBN-10: 0415289556
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1008
Published: 6th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.86
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition