A comprehensive overview of the most important international events, movements, and controversies of the 20th century.
Written by distinguished scholars, each an authority in their field
Explores influential, underlying themes such as imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological developments, and changes in diplomatic methods
Addresses a broad range of topics, including diplomacy of wartime and peacemaking, the cold war era and the "new world order", the end of European empires, the rise of nationalism in the Third World, globalization, and terrorism
Chronological organization makes the volume easily accessible
Includes useful guides for further reading and research
Gordon Martel is Professor of History at University of Northern British Columbia. He is author of Imperial Diplomacy (1985) and The Origins of the First World War (second edition, 1996), and editor of The Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered (second edition, 2002), and The Times and Appeasement (2002).
Notes on Contributors ix Preface and Acknowledgments xiv Maps xv Introduction 1 Twentieth-Century International History: The Changing Face of Empire 3 Gordon Martel Part I Undertones 11 1 Imperialism 13 John Mackenzie 2 Nationalism 26 R. J. B. Bosworth 3 Internationalism 39 Andrew Webster 4 A Shrinking World 52 Jeffrey A. Engel 5 A Changing Diplomatic World 65 Ralph Blessing Part II The First World War and Its Consequences 79 6 The Triple Alliance 81 Jurgen Angelow and Gordon Martel 7 The Ententes, 1894 1914 94 Keith Neilson 8 The July Crisis 105 Samuel R. Williamson, Jr. 9 Wartime Promises and Postwar Europe 118 David Dutton 10 Wartime Promises and the Postwar Empires 131 Matthew Hughes 11 Envisioning a New World Order 143 Ian D. Thatcher 12 The Versailles System 154 Erik Goldstein 13 The Legacy of the First World War 166 Gaynor Johnson Part III The Coming of the Second World War 179 14 Why International Finance Mattered: 1919 1939 181 Robert D. Boyce 15 The Far Eastern Crisis and the Balance of Power, 1920 1941 195 Greg Kennedy 16 The Challenge to Empire in the Middle East and Asia 207 Gavin D. Brockett 17 Mussolini s War in Ethiopia 220 Giuseppe Finaldi 18 The Challenge in Europe, 1935 1941 233 P. M. H. Bell 19 Appeasement 243 Andrew Crozier 20 Stalin and the West 257 Alexander Hill 21 The United States and the End of Isolation 269 Justus D. Doenecke Part IV From Grand Alliance to Cold War 283 22 The Grand Alliance, 1941 1945 285 Warren F. Kimball 23 A Bipolar World 299 Saki Ruth Dockrill 24 A Third World? 314 Norrie MacQueen 25 Making the New Europe: European Integration since 1950 327 Piers Ludlow 26 The Making of Modern Southeast Asia in the Age of Decolonization and the Cold War 340 Kevin Ruane 27 The Middle East, 1945 1991: The Making of a Mare's Nest 354 Saul Kelly 28 The Sino-Soviet Alliance 366 Sergey Radchenko Part V A New World Order? 379 29 The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the End of the Cold War 381 Martin McCauley 30 War and Peace in the Global Community, 1989 2001 394 Lloyd E. Ambrosius 31 Globalization 408 Alfred E. Eckes 32 Terrorism: September 11, 2001 and its Consequences 422 Michael Bauer Bibliography 437 Index 459