The Twentieth Century World

The Twentieth Century World : An International History

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This highly successful text offers a narrative account of twentieth-century international history with extensive coverage given to the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The book uses a distinctive analytical framework in order to examine the evolving relations between the major world powers throughout the last century. Now in its fourth edition, The Twentieth-Century World has been thoroughly updated to reflect the full span of the twentieth century up to the year 2000. Keylor expands his coverage of such recent events as the Middle East peace process, NATO expansion, negotiations for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and the war in Chechnya. This new edition includes a completely up-to-date bibliographical essay and 27 maps for ease of reference. Its clear and concise style make The Twentieth-Century World an essential text for courses on twentieth-century international more

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  • Paperback | 636 pages
  • 154.9 x 232.7 x 29.7mm | 879.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 27 maps
  • 0195136810
  • 9780195136814

Table of contents

PROLOGUE: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; PART ONE: THE THIRTY YEAR'S WAR; 1. Germany's Bid for European Dominance (1914-1918); 2. The Peace of Paris and the New International Order; 3. The Western World in the Twenties: The Era of Illusions; 4. The Western World in the Thirties: the Illusions Dispelled; 5. Germany's Second Bid for European Dominance; 6. The Confirmation of United States Supremacy in Latin America; 7. The Confirmation of Japan's Supremacy in East Asia; PART TWO: THE COLD WAR BETWEEN THE SUPERPOWERS; 8. The Formation of the Bipolar World in the Truman-Stalin Era (1945-1953); 9. Coexistence and Confrontation (1953-1962); 10. Detente and Mutipolarity (1962-1975); 11. The Rise of China and the Cold War in Asia; 12. The Resurgence of East-West Tension (1975-1985); 13. Latin America's Quest for Development and Independence; 14. Africa: From Independence to Dependency; 15. The Far East: The Road to the New Co-Prosperity; PART THREE: FROM COLD WAR TO NEW WORLD DISORDER (1985-2000); 16. Moscow, Washington, and the End of the Soviet Empire; 17. Europe: Integration and Disintegration; 18. Asia at the Crossroads; 19. Africa on its Own: Ethnicity, Conflict, Autocracy, and Underdevelopment; 20. The Middle East: The Rocky Road to Reconciliation; 21. Latin America: Democracy, Free Markets, and Regional Stability; 22. A Unipolar World or a New Multilateralism?show more

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