Twentieth-Century World

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Equipping readers with a solid understanding of "the big picture," the new Seventh Edition of Findley and Rothney's best-selling TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD thoroughly covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature. This unique thematic approach helps readers effectively place historical events in a larger context. Extensively revised and updated, the Seventh Edition integrates the latest, dramatic phases in world history, including more in-depth coverage of the economic growth of India and China, recent developments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the global financial crash, the war on terror, new international environmental initiatives, and more.

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Carter V. Findley is president of the World History Association and professor of history at Ohio State University, where he and John Rothney co-founded the world history program. He received Ohio State's Distinguished Research Award in 2000. A specialist in Turkish studies with a lengthy bibliography, Dr. Findley has also written two major books on Ottoman history, both published by Princeton University Press: BUREAUCRATIC REFORM IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE SUBLIME PORTE, 1789-1922 (1980) and the prize-winning OTTOMAN CIVIL OFFICIALDOM: A SOCIAL HISTORY (1989). He has been a visiting professor at both the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 1994) and Bilkent University (Ankara, 1997) as well as a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1981-1982). Dr. Findley received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969.

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