A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century (2nd Revised edition)

A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century (2nd Revised edition)

By: J. A. S. Grenville (author)Hardback

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This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes discussions on 9/11 and the second Gulf War, and takes into account the latest historical research. A comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, it includes discussion on topics such as: * the rivalry between European nations from 1900-1914 * the Depression and the rise of Fascism during the 1920s and 1930s * the global impact of the Cold War * decolonization and its effects * the continuing conflict in the Middle East. A History of the World provides a fascinating and authoritative account of the world since 1900, for general readers and students of world history alike.

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About Author

J.A.S. Grenville is Professor of Modern History, Emeritus at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books, including Europe Reshaped, 1848-1878 (1999) and is co-editor of The Major International Treaties of the Twentieth Century: A History and Guide with Texts (2000).


Prologue: The World from the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century 1. Social Change and National Rivalry in Europe, 1900-1914 2. Beyond Europe: The Shifting Balance of Global Power 3. The Great War, Revolution and the Search for Stability 4. The Continuing World Crisis, 1929-1939 5. The Second World War 6. Post-War Europe, 1945-1947 7. The United States and the Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1948 8. The Transformation of Asia, 1945-1955 9. The Ending of European Dominance in the Middle East, 1919-1980 10. The Cold War: Superpower Confrontation, 1948-1964 11. The Recovery of Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s 12. Who will Liberate the Third World? 1954-1968 13. Two Faces of Asia: After 1949 14. Latin America after 1945: Problems Unresolved 15. Africa after 1945: Conflict and the Threat of Famine 16. The United States and the Soviet Bloc after 1963: The Great Transformation 17. Western Europe Gathers Strength: After 1968 18. Global Change: From the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century. Short Bibliography. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780415289542
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1008
  • ID: 9780415289542
  • weight: 2063
  • ISBN10: 0415289548
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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