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The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael Howard; William Roger Louis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"26 of the world's leading scholars survey the twentieth century's momentous events and look at what the future might bring."--Cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howard; William Roger Louis
ISBN: 0198204280 9780198204282 0192853708 9780192853707
OCLC Number: 38468561
Description: xxii, 458 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The dawn of the century / Michael Howard --
Demography and urbanization / William H. McNeill --
The great reduction : physics in the twentieth century / Steven Weinberg --
The expansion of knowledge / John Maddox --
The growth of a world economy / Robert Skidelsky --
The growth of a global culture / Alan Ryan --
The visual arts / Norbert Lynton --
The European colonial empires / Wm. Roger Louis --
Europe in the age of the two world wars / Michael Howard --
The Russian empire and the Soviet Union, 1900-1945 / Richard Stites --
The United States, 1900-1945 / Hugh Brogan --
East Asia and the emergence of Japan, 1900-1945 / Akira Iriye --
The confrontation of the superpowers, 1945-1990 / Lawrence Freedman --
The United States since 1945 / James Patterson --
The Soviet Union and beyond / Archie Brown --
The remaking of Europe / Anne Deighton --
East Asia / Akira Iriye --
China / Jonathan Spence --
South-east Asia / Michael Leifer --
South Asia / Judith M. Brown --
North Africa and thd Middle East / Roger Owen --
Africa / Terence Ranger --
Latin America / Alan Knight --
The old commonwealth : the first four dominions / Peter Lyon --
Towards a world community? : the United Nations and international law / Adam Roberts --
The close of the twentieth century / Wm. Roger Louis --
Towards the twenty-first century / Ralf Dahrendorf.
Other Titles: History of the Twentieth Century
Responsibility: edited by Michael Howard and Wm. Roger Louis.
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Distinguished historians survey events and themes of recent and contemporary times, looking forward to what the future might bring. Chapters take a global overview of the century as a whole from a  Read more...

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