The Twentieth Century World: An International History

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The third edition of this highly successful narrative account of international history in the 20th century has been substantially revised and updated to cover such recent events as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the non-Russion successor states, the civil war in Bosnia, the advent of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the progress of European integration since Maastricht, and the progress toward the North American free-trade system (NAFTA). All the additional material is integrated into Keylor's distinctive analytical framework of the relations among the major nations of the world. Extensive treatment is also devoted to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Eighteen new maps and several new tables have been added, along with an updated bibliographic essay.

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William R. Keylor, Professor of History and International Relations and Chair of the History Department, Boston University.

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"An essential text for students to understand the facts used in theory construction."--Daniel Masters, University of Central Florida

Advance Praise for Twentieth Century World:

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

"William Keylor's Twentieth Century World rates as the best single text on international relations in our tumultous 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

"The third edition of Twentieth Century World brings the narrative up-to-date and takes notice of the fall of the Soviet empire and state, new developments and conflicts in the major regional areas of the world, the changing roles of the big powers, the governance of the global economy, and
the prospects of multilateralism in the post-Cold War environment. The scholarship is thorough, the discussion lucid and informed, the analysis balanced and discerning, and the writing clear and accessible. Graduate and undergraduate students in the social sciences and history will find this volume
indispensable to understand the revolutionary changes in world politics in this century, and scholars will find it a trusty reference - a first-rate work of scholarship and an extremely handy and versatile teaching tool."--Edward Kolodziej, University of Illinois at Urbana

"An impressive overview oa the 20th century history".--Giulio M. Gallarotti, Wesleyan University--Middletown Conn

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