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Macmillan Higher Education

Transforming the World

Global Political History since World War II

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Hardcover - 9780333771990

22 January 2013

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22 January 2013

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An ambitious and engaging narrative survey that charts the history of the world from a political perspective, from 1937 to the post-9/11 era. Providing a wide-ranging assessment of global interactions in peace and war since...

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An ambitious and engaging narrative survey that charts the history of the world from a political perspective, from 1937 to the post-9/11 era. Providing a wide-ranging assessment of global interactions in peace and war since World War II, Robbins connects the crises, conflicts and accommodations that have brought us to the still-troubled present.

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An engaging narrative survey of global history since WWII which assumes no prior knowledge

The first global history since 1945 to take a political approach in over a decade
Includes the post-9/11 era, and how key moments in 20th century history have impacted our world today.
Truly global history: key interactions in European, US, Middle Eastern, Asian and African history interwoven throughout

Chronology
Maps
Introduction: Grasping Global History
PART I: ENDING WAR, BUILDING PEACE
Struggles for Mastery
Policemen Meeting
Outcomes and Anticipations
PART II 1945-1955: MAKING A COLD PEACE
European Alternatives
The United Nations and the United States
The Middle East
South Asia
East Asia
PART III: 1955-1965: TO THE BRINK AND BACK
Superpowers and Subordinates: The Middle East and Europe
Continental Confrontations: Castro, Kennedy, Khruschev
Africa: Emergences and Emergencies
Algeria: Found and Lost
Asian Accommodations
PART IV: 1965-1975: OLD PATTERNS AND NEW PERMUTATIONS
Asian Variations
Superpowers Challenged
Security and Cooperation in Europe
Overlapping Linkages: A Mediterranean World
Africa's Worlds
PART V: COMING TO CONCLUSIONS 1975-1989
Europeans: Identifying a Common Home?
The Middle East: Putting its World to Rights?
A Question of Latitude: 'North' and 'South'
Afghanistan to Sri Lanka: South Asia?
East Asia/Pacific: Flexing Muscles?
Gorbachev and Reagan: Turning Point 1985-89
PART VI: 1991-2011: NEW WORLD ORDERS?
Superpowers: Rethinking Required
The Middle East: Still at the Centre
Identifying Multipolar Complexity.

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KEITH ROBBINS was formerly Professor of History at Bangor and Glasgow universities in the UK, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. He has held the posts of President of the Historical Association, and Editor of History. He is the author of over 20 books, 8 edited books, and 120 scholarly articles on political, military, religious and international history, and is the general editor of six major historical series.

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KEITH ROBBINS was formerly Professor of History at Bangor and Glasgow universities in the UK, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. He has held the posts of President of the Historical Association, and Editor of History. He is the author of over 20 books, 8 edited books, and 120 scholarly articles on political, military, religious and international history, and is the general editor of six major historical series.

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