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TitleThe world since 1945 : An international history
Author P.M.H. Bell and Mark Gilbert
ImprintLondon : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Edition Second edition
Descript vi, 573 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


"A comprehensive survey of international affairs from the end of the Second World War, through to the Cold War and up to the present day"--Provided by publisher
"A masterly synthesis of the history of the contemporary world, The World Since 1945 offers the ideal introduction to the events of the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day. P.M.H. Bell and Mark Gilbert balance a clear narrative with in-depth analysis to guide the reader through the aftermath of the Second World War, the Cold War, decolonization, Dâetente and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, up to the on-going ethnic strife and political instability of the 21st century. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: the rise and fall of American hegemony; the decline of Europe; the rise of Asia; political Islam as a global force. The World Since 1945 challenges us to better understand what happened and why in the post-war period and shows the ways in which the past continues to exercise a profound influence on the present. It is essential reading for any student of contemporary history"--Provided by publisher


Prologue: A New Era in International Politics -- The Second World War and its consequences -- The beginning of the post-war world -- [I] The Cold War, 1945-1962 -- The antagonists -- From Potsdam to the Marshall Plan, 1945-47 -- From the Prague Coup to the North Atlantic Treaty, 1948-49 -- From Korea to Hungary, 1949-1956 -- The Berlin and Cuba Crises, 1957-1962 -- Reflection: The Cold War in its early phases -- [II] Decolonization and Wars of Succession, 1945-1960s -- The Middle East, 1945-c. 1962 -- Transformation in Asia, 1945-1962 -- The New Africa -- The Bandung Conference, 1955 and non-alignment -- Latin America Contested, 1945-1973 -- Reflection: The Third World -- [III] The Cold War : Dâetente -- The Cold War and dâetente, 1963-1969 -- The high tide of dâetente, 1969-1975 -- The end of dâetente, 1976-1980 -- Reflection: The essence of dâetente -- [IV] The Changing World Order, 1960s-1990s -- The Rise of Asia -- Turmoil in Africa -- Latin America in World Affairs, 1970s-1990s -- The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1963-1982 -- The Geopolitics of Oil -- Reflection: Where is Europe? -- [V] The Ending of the Cold War -- Renewed Cold War, 1980-85 -- Gorbachev and Reagan, 1985-88 -- Three years that shook the world, 1989-91 -- Reflection: The Cold War in Retrospect -- [VI] After the Cold War -- Global Issues -- Nationalism, Political Conflict, and War in Europe -- The Wounded Hegemon -- Democracy and Human Rights

History Modern -- 1945-1989 History Modern -- 1989- World politics -- 1945-1989 World politics -- 1989- International relations -- History -- 20th century International relations -- History -- 21st century

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