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International History of the Twentieth Century

Antony Best|, Jussi Hanhimaki, Joseph Maiolo, Kirsten Schulze|
Routledge (11 September 2003)

This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians. It is for first-year undergraduates and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible account of the history of international relations in the last century, covering events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. They focus on the history of relations between states and on the broad ideological, economic and cultural forces that have influenced the evolution of international politics over the past 100 years.  

Among the areas this book covers are:

  • the decline of European hegemony over the international order
  • the diffusion of power to the two superpowers
  • the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa
  • the course and consequences of the three major global conflicts of the twentieth century: the Great War, the Second World War and the Cold War.


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