Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Release: 2010
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0495797359
Language: en
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Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Christopher Riches,Jan Palmowski
Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780191060762
Language: en
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This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis and ISIL to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and the Lisbon Treaty. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This accessible dictionary will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this edition, as will A Guide to Countries of the World, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is up to date. This dictionary is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

Encyclopedia of World History The contemporary world 1950 to the present

Encyclopedia of World History  The contemporary world   1950 to the present
Author: Marsha E. Ackermann
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0816063869
Language: en
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Offers a balanced presentation of human history for a global perspective. Based on the National Standards for World History, this set is arranged in six chronological eras. Each volume era begins with essays that tackle large themes such as agriculture, science and technology, social and class relationships, trade and culture, and warfare.

Contemporary World History Eng Edn

Contemporary World History  Eng Edn
Author: Arjun Dev
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 275
ISBN: 8125036873
Language: en
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Science in the Contemporary World

Science in the Contemporary World
Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Release: 2005
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781851095247
Language: en
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This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Jan Palmowski
Release: 2008-01-10
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780199295678
Language: en
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This authoritative dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world (with maps and historical summaries) as well as coverage of military conflict, major world events, and key political and cultural figures. Essential reading for all with an interest in history and current affairs.

Historics

Historics
Author: Martin L. Davies
Release: 2006
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780415261661
Language: en
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Martin Davies takes a fresh look at the behaviours and practices that constitute history, challenging and explaining complex ideas on historical thought and its function in society.

Teaching History for the Contemporary World

Teaching History for the Contemporary World
Author: Adele Nye,Jennifer Clark
Release: 2021-05-19
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9789811602474
Language: en
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This book brings together history educators from Australia and around the world to tell their own personal stories and how they approach teaching history in the context of contemporary tensions in the classroom. It encourages historians to think actively about how history in the classroom can play a role in helping students to make sense of their world and to act honourably within it. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and include experienced history educators and early career academics. They showcase both a mix of approaches and democratize and decolonize the academy. The book blends theory and practice. It reflects on what is happening in the classroom and supports the discipline to understanding itself better, to improve upon its practices and to engage in academic discussion about the responsibility of teaching in the contemporary world.

The Contemporary Global Economy

The Contemporary Global Economy
Author: Alfred E. Eckes
Release: 2011-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781405183444
Language: en
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In "The Contemporary Global Economy," Alfred Eckes provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy for non-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining how the main motors of economic change work and how we can discern their effects in the world today. Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change since the nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', and indicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the 1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of China and other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances, policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book describes the different aspects of the economy from the role of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financial markets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the Group of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes that have affected individuals in their various roles as consumers, producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifies the challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead. It also examines the underside of globalization, including human trafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, and environmental destruction.

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Release: 2013-11-16
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780252095153
Language: en
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Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and growing military. Yet the twentieth century also offers notable examples of large-scale demilitarization, both imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization in the Contemporary World fills a key gap in current historical understanding by examining demilitarization programs in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Contributors investigate factors such as military defeat, border security risks, economic pressures, and the development of strong peace cultures among citizenry. Exemplifying the political difficulties of demilitarization in both its failures and successes, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World provides a possible roadmap for future policies and practices.

Twentieth century World History

Twentieth century World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0534628117
Language: en
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A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition ISBN: 0-534-62811-7 THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II ISBN: 0-534-62812-5

The United Nations In Action

The United Nations In Action
Author: David J. Whittaker
Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781135370398
Language: en
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This is a clear survey of the role played by the United Nations in the major political crises of the post-war world. In covering its high-profile, peace-keeping role, its support of new nations, and its involvement in new initiatives such as famine relief and drug control, the author presents an introduction to the UN in action.

Contemporary World History Sources of World History

Contemporary World History   Sources of World History
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1305608925
Language: en
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Europe in the Contemporary World 1900 to the Present

Europe in the Contemporary World  1900 to the Present
Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781350029576
Language: en
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This newly updated and improved edition of Bonnie G. Smith's classic textbook provides the most authoritative history available of Europe in a global context during the 20th and 21st centuries. It cleverly incorporates elements of political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual history and presents an integrated history with detailed coverage right across the continent. Including 131 images and 23 maps, Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is organized around key themes within a chronological chapter structure that is easy to follow. Smith's balanced treatment of the subject allows for a comprehensive assessment of the positive and negative developments in European history over the period, as well as the wider impact of this in the world at large. The book also includes picture essays and document sections, which provide variety and foreground the importance of primary sources, and useful end-of-chapter further readings for students who wish to investigate specific topics in greater depth. The enhanced 2nd edition contains: * A new chapter on the 21st-century issues that have challenged and continue to challenge Europe * More material on globalization, the end of the Cold War, European countercultures and various other topics * Historiographic updates throughout Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is the definitive guide to Europe and its place in the world since 1900 for students and scholars alike.

Spotlight On Current Events Essays on Contemporary World Issues

Spotlight On Current Events  Essays on Contemporary World Issues
Author: David E. Newton
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781440870637
Language: en
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Comprising essays on a variety of topics such as immigration, gun control, abortion, race relations, the environment, and gender, and curated by a veteran scholar, this collection gives readers a go-to resource on multiple contemporary world issues. • Compiles a variety of essays that provide informed and educated perspectives on a wide variety of controversial issues • Contextualizes controversial current events with a volume introduction and specific chapter summaries • Reflects curation by a veteran scholar who has authored more than more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, and more • Shows that there are often multiple voices about hot-button issues in today's contemporary American discourse

World War II

World War II
Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee,Loyd E. Lee
Release: 1991
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
Pages: 427
ISBN: 0873327314
Language: en
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Further Reading for Part V -- Part VI. How Grand Was the Grand Alliance? -- Introduction -- 13 The Economics of Partnership -- 14 Adherence to Agreements: Yalta and the Experiences of the Early Cold War -- Further Reading for Part VI -- Part VII. What Was Needed for Allied Victory? -- Introduction -- 15 Was World War II a Near-run Thing? -- 16 The Strategy of Hiroshima -- Further Reading for Part VII -- Index

The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry
Author: J. D. McClatchy
Release: 1996
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 654
ISBN: 9780679741152
Language: en
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Gathers selected modern poems from around the world

History of the Present

History of the Present
Author: David Roberts
Release: 2020-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781000291711
Language: en
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This book explores the demise of the grand narrative of European modernity. That once commanding narrative located the meaning of the past in the present and the meaning of the present in an ever-receding future. Today, instead, the present defines both the past and the future. The ‘contemporary’ has replaced ‘modern’ and ‘post-modern’ self-understandings. The times of the past and the future have been transformed into versions of ‘now’ while the present has acquired its own history. History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction. The culture of the ‘contemporary’ appears particularly clearly in the merging of high and low culture along with art and fashion. This book will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural and social theory, museum and heritage studies, and literary history and criticism.

Geohell

Geohell
Author: Matthew Kenner
Release: 2016-11-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 550
ISBN: 1540877779
Language: en
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Humanity has never faced so many crises at once - and all of them are interconnected. So, at least, is the argument Matthew Kenner makes in Geohell: Imagining History in the Contemporary World, a philosophical meditation on the 6,000 year evolution of urban cultures that arose out of the origins of agriculture and settlement. Painting a snapshot of a present gone wrong, Kenner utilizes a broad grasp of history to intricately retrace the past steps that led to what he refers to as our 'metacrisis'. Combining a variety of subdisciplines within the humanities and social sciences and traversing a plethora of forms and eras of human culture, Kenner creates a unique approach for comprehending our greatest social problems. At times frustratingly complex and counterintuitive, the author nevertheless always returns to his rather simple home base: his desire to add to humanity's understanding of itself. Whether it leaves you repulsed or entranced, you won't see the world the same way once you've journeyed through Geohell.

The Force of Comparison

The Force of Comparison
Author: Willibald Steinmetz
Release: 2019-09-01
Editor: Berghahn Books
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781789203363
Language: en
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In an era defined by daily polls, institutional rankings, and other forms of social quantification, it can be easy to forget that comparison has a long historical lineage. Presenting a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, this volume investigates the concepts and practices of comparison from the early modern period to the present. Each chapter demonstrates how comparison has helped to drive the seemingly irresistible dynamism of the modern world, exploring how comparatively minded assessors determine their units of analysis, the criteria they select or ignore, and just who it is that makes use of these comparisons—and to what ends.