The Twentieth-Century World: An International History

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Set within an analytical framework of the rivalry among the major nations for control of the world's resources, territories, and populations, the new edition of this classic text covers recent developments such as the reduction of East-West rivalry in the Third World, the collapse of the Soviet satellite system in Eastern Europe, the reunification of Germany, the political and economic crisis in the USSR, and the Persian Gulf War.
Incorporating the most current scholarship in the history of international relations, Keylor shows the interdependence of the military, political, and economic structures of the various regions of the world. He also provides an incisive analysis of the impact of technological innovations on the nuclear arms race, and devotes considerable attention to international economic relations, including trade patterns, capital flows, and foreign investment. With three new chapters devoted to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, The Twentieth Century World is essential to courses in world history, political science, and international relations.

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William R. Keylor, Professor of History and International Relations; Director, International History Institute, Boston University.

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"The fourth edition of The Twentieth-Century World is a remarkable accomplishment. Eloquently written and global in coverage, it represents the best example of the new international history. Integrating the economic, strategic, political, ideological, historical, and cultural elements of contemporary world politics, Keylor's analyses of people and institutions, and of short- and long-term phenomena, are both lucid and wise."--Carole Fink, The Ohio State University

Praise for the previous edition

"The best single text on international relations in our tumultuous century available on the market today. The author offers comprehensive coverage and provides balanced judgments. He grounds his work solidly in the best historical methodology, evincing sensitivity to the contributions of allied disciplines. The writing is clear and felicitous. The new Third Edition will continue to hold pride of place as the obvious starting point for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who wish to explore the background to the contemporary world."--Stephen A. Schuker, William W. Corcoran Professor of History, University of Virginia

"A fine survey--wonderfully balanced and comprehensive!"--Ernest May, Harvard University

"There may be certain rivals to The Twentieth Century World in bookshops and libraries, but there is nothing superior to it....The style is pleasing and extremely lucid, and the emphasis on economic and geopolitical trends is greatly to be welcomed....An excellent synthetic work, and one which can be recommended to students and to interested laymen alike."--Paul Kennedy, Yale University

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