Twentieth-Century World / Edition 7

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547218502
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 677,740
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

John Alexander Murray Rothney is professor of history at Ohio State University, where he and Carter Findley co-founded the world history program. His areas of specialization include the history of modern France and twentieth-century world history. Dr. Rothney's books include BONAPARTISM AFTER SEDAN (Cornell University Press, 1969) and THE BRITTAN AFFAIR AND THE CRISIS OF THE ANCIENT REGIME (Oxford, 1969). He has also published a number of articles in scholarly journals, including his latest project, a work entitled "France Since DeGaulle: An Interpretative History." Dr. Rothney received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Twentieth Century in World History. 2. Origins of the New Century. PART II: CRISIS IN THE EUROPEAN-DOMINATED WORLD ORDER. 3. World War I: The Turning Point of European Ascendancy. 4. Restructuring the Social and Political Order: The Bolshevik Revolution in World Perspective. 5. Global Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of the Social and Political Order. 6. Restructuring the Social and Political Order: Fascism. PART III: LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, AND ASIA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST COLONIALISM. 7. Latin America's Struggle for Development. 8. Sub-Saharan Africa Under European Sway. 9. Asian Struggles for Independence and Development. PART IV: WORLD WAR II AND THE AGE OF SUPERPOWER RIVALRY. 10. World War II: The Final Crisis of European Global Dominance. 11. The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1945-1970. 12. The Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War, 1970-1990. PART V: INDEPENDENCE FOR THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. 13. Latin America: Neocolonial Authoritarianism or Democracy and Development? 14. Sub-Saharan Africa: Decay or Development? 15. The Middle East and North Africa Since World War II. 16. Asian Resurgence. PART VI: The World in the Age of Globalization. 17. The World Since 1990. 18. Twenty-First Century Prospect. Looking Ahead.

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