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Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the Present Day
     

Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the Present Day

by Jan Palmowski
 

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Authoritative and current, this dictionary provides in-depth coverage of the major historical figures and events of the 20th century. There are over 2,600 entries all written by an authority in the field. Subject entries cover international organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles make this a

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Authoritative and current, this dictionary provides in-depth coverage of the major historical figures and events of the 20th century. There are over 2,600 entries all written by an authority in the field. Subject entries cover international organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles make this a comprehensive reference work that will prove invaluable to a range of readers from students of history, politics, and international relations, to anyone with an interest in the modern world.

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A revision of the second edition released in 2004, this update offers over 2600 profiles of 20th- and 21st-century political leaders, organizations, treaties, religious movements, and nation-states. With each country's summary, Palmowski (Urban Liberalism in Imperial Germany) provides a concise discussion of past and present issues. However, despite its recent publication date, some information appears untouched, as evidenced by Jesse Jackson's entry, which declares him to be the only African American—besides Colin Powell—to receive a major party endorsement "before or since" 1988. Likewise, a small collection of maps goes no further than 1950. Still, a largely practical, portable quick-reference guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198604846
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Jan Palmowski is a Lecturer in European Studies in King's College, London. He was formerly a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford.

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