9780415438957

International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond

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    9780415438957

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    0415438950

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-31
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

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 'global War on Terror'. For supplementary exercises, questions and tutor guidance, visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415771375

Table of Contents

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Introduction to the twentieth centuryp. 2
Great Power Rivalry and the World War, 1900-1917p. 5
The Search for European Stability, 1917-29p. 32
Japan, China and the Origins of the Pacific War, 1900-41p. 58
The European Colonial Empires, 1900-45p. 81
The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1900-48p. 107
'Good Neighbors'? The United States and the Americas, 1900-45p. 133
The Path to European War, 1930-39p. 155
The Second World War, 1940-45p. 188
The 'First' Cold War in Europe, 1945-61p. 216
Asia in Turmoil: Nationalism, Revolution and the Rise of the Cold War, 1945-53p. 247
From Cold War to Detente, 1962-79p. 271
The Vietnam Wars, 1945-79p. 295
Neutralism, Development and the Rise of the Third World, 1945-2007p. 315
The 'Developmental States': Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, 1945-2007p. 335
The People's Republic of China and North Korea: Ideology and Nationalism, 1949-2007p. 357
The United States and Latin America, 1945-2007p. 379
Africa: Decolonization and Independence, 1945-2007p. 404
The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1949-2007p. 429
The Rise of Political Islam, 1928-2000p. 456
The End of the Cold War and the 'New World Order', 1980-2000p. 480
The Rise of a New Europe: The History of European Integration, 1945-2007p. 501
The War on Terror in a Globalized Worldp. 522
Glossaryp. 542
Bibliographyp. 561
Indexp. 601
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