The World Revolution of Westernization
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The World Revolution of Westernization : The Twentieth Century in Global Perspective

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Von Laue here presents an entirely new perspective for understanding the dynamics of twentieth-century history. He argues that the global violence and warfare of this century are the consequences of the little-understood world revolution of Westernization. Accounting for world wars, the rise of communism and fascism, decolonization, third world dictatorships, and contemporary terrorism, he describes the twin processes of the expansion of Western power and the emergence of global interdependence.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 line illustration
  • 0195049071
  • 9780195049077
  • 1,456,894

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' In anticipation of the storms ahead, and in order to gain a better understanding of those already endured, they [statesmen and the public] would be well advised to read Professor von Laue's wise and deeply humane reflections upon our present troubled global condition. 'Times Literary Supplementshow more

About Theodore H.Von Laue

Theodore Von Laue is Frances and Jacob Hiatt Professor of European History, Emeritus, at Clark University and author of several books, including Why Lenin? Why Stalin?show more

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