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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:
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'.
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1. Great Power Rivalry and the World War, 1900-1917 2. The Search for European Stability, 1917-1929 3. Japan, China and the Origins of the Pacific War, 1900-41 4. The European Colonial Empires, 1900-45 5. Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1900-1948 6. 'Good Neighbours'? The United States and the Americas, 1900-45 7. The Path to European War, 1930-39 8. The Second World War, 1940-45 9. The 'First 'Cold War in Europe, 1945-61 10. Asia in Turmoil: Nationalism, Revolution and the Rise of the Cold War, 1945-1953 11. From Cold War to Detente, 1962-79 12. The Vietnam Wars, 1945-75 13. Neutralism, Development and the Rise of the Third World, 1945-2007 14. The 'Developmental States': Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, 1945-2007 15. The People's Republic of China and North Korea: Ideology and Nationalism, 1949-2007 16. The United States and Latin America, 1945-2007 17. Africa: Decolonization and Independence, 1945-2007 18. The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2007 19. The Rise of Political Islam, 1928-2000 20. The End of the Cold War and the 'New World Order', 1980-2000 21. The Rise of a New Europe: The History of European Integration, 1945-2007 22. The War on Terror in a Globalized World. Epilogue; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Antony Best is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics. Jussi M. Hanhimaki 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.