The World Since 1945

A Concise History
Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 278
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This accessible and stimulating account of world history since 1945 provides a framework for making sense of the political and social developments of this period. The underlying theme of the book is the tension between the world conceived as a unity and the world conceived as a diversity. From this perspective, the author discusses the impulse towards globalization in the aftermath of the Second World War, the divisions inherent in the Cord War, and the shifting allegiances and conflicts in the decades which followed. He ends with an assessment of our position with regard to world unity and disunity as the millennium approaches.

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

States and Peoples
Author: W. M. Spellman
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781403917874
Category: History
Page: 360
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W.M. Spellman explores the past half century focusing on key topics such as human migration, science and technology, international business, religion and politics and Empire. Authoritative and well-written, this is an ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in World history and the issues and challenges facing the globe today.

A Concise History of the Caribbean


Author: B. W. Higman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495151
Category: History
Page: N.A
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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.

A Concise History of Korea

From Antiquity to the Present
Author: Michael J. Seth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442235187
Category: History
Page: 612
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Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this comprehensive book surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. Michael J. Seth explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage from their inception to the two Korean states of today. Telling the remarkable story of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and adopted from abroad, Seth describes how various tribal peoples in the peninsula came together to form one of the world’s most distinctive communities. He shows how this ancient, culturally and ethnically homogeneous society was wrenched into the world of late-nineteenth-century imperialism, fell victim to Japanese expansionism, and then became arbitrarily divided into two opposed halves, North and South, after World War II. Tracing the seven decades since 1945, the book explains how the two Koreas, with their deeply different political and social systems and geopolitical orientations, evolved into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising start, became one of the few postcolonial developing states to enter the ranks of the first world, with a globally competitive economy, a democratic political system, and a cosmopolitan and dynamic culture. North Korea, by contrast, became one of the world’s most totalitarian and isolated societies, a nuclear power with an impoverished and famine-stricken population. Seth describes and analyzes the radically different and historically unprecedented trajectories of the two Koreas, formerly one tight-knit society. Throughout, he adds a rare dimension by placing Korean history into broader global perspective. All readers looking for a balanced, knowledgeable history will be richly rewarded with this clear and concise book.

Europe since 1945

A Concise History
Author: J. Robert Wegs
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134914052X
Category: Europe
Page: 371
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This highly successful book has now been fully updated to take account of events since 1990, including a very full coverage of the major consequences stemming from the breakup of the Soviet empire.

A Concise History of Poland


Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052185332X
Category: History
Page: 371
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Updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.

America's Promise

A Concise History of the United States
Author: W. J. Rorabaugh,Donald T. Critchlow,Paula C. Baker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511910
Category: History
Page: 502
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From the colonial town green to the televised town hall, Americans have shaped their destiny through their public life and the communities in which they continue to live and work towards America's Promise. In this text, authors William J. Rorabaugh, Donald T. Critchlow, and Paula Baker effectively blend political, social and cultural history to present a balanced portrait of America's past. Designed to emphasize major themes and events, the work also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. Extensively revised and expanded from America: A Concise History (Rorabaugh and Critchlow), America's Promise is a succinct, highly readable introduction to American history.

A Concise History of Austria


Author: Steven Beller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521478861
Category: History
Page: 334
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For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's gripping and comprehensive account traces the remarkable career of Austria through its many transformations, from German borderland, to dynastic enterprise, imperial house, Central European great power, failed Alpine republic, German province, and then successful Alpine republic, building up a picture of the layers of Austrian identity and heritage and their diverse sources. It is a story full of anomalies and ironies, a case study of the other side of European history, without the easy answers of more clearly national narratives, and hence far more relevant to today's world.

European Integration

A Concise History
Author: Mark Gilbert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742566641
Category: Political Science
Page: 269
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Rev. and updated ed. of: Surpassing realism: the politics of European integration since 1945. c2003.

Surpassing Realism

The Politics of European Integration since 1945
Author: Mark Gilbert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 058546877X
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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A second edition of this book is now available. A true global giant, the European Union is a unique confederation of 15 member-states whose collective economic power is second only to that of the United States. Already encompassing 375 million citizens, the EU will soon grow to include a further 10 states from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. To understand the future of this remarkable experiment in regional cooperation, we must first trace its past. This engaging text provides a concise political history of European integration from the end of World War II to the present. The "European project" raises fascinating and important questions: How did Europe's states overcome their traditional rivalries and quarrels to build supranational institutions? What were the economic and geopolitical forces that drove them? Which statesmen contributed most to defining the European project? What are the issues that confronted the EU in the last decade and what problems will the EU face as its leaders consider even more advanced forms of political integration? All these questions are addressed by this text, which offers a clear and readable account of the complex historical process by which Europe's unique polity has been built. 2004 update: "A Fiasco But Not a Disaster" by Mark Gilbert, courtesy of World Policy Journal, Vol. 21 (Spring 2004) www.worldpolicy.org

Environmentalism Since 1945


Author: Gary Haq,Alistair Paul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136636552
Category: History
Page: 144
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Today environmental issues are part of daily life, a feature of the modern world almost everyone now recognises. Contemporary environmentalism has promoted a way of speaking and thinking about the environment that was not possible or imaginable decades ago. Environmentalism Since 1945 provides a concise introduction to the greening of politics, science, economics and culture in the post-war period. It covers key issues such as the: birth of the environmental movement development of global environmental governance climate science and the rise of climate scepticism Green New Deal and the call for prosperity without growth greening of mainstream culture and efforts to change attitudes and behaviour challenges the environmental movement will have to address to continue to be a force change. Each chapter provides a historical perspective, anchoring topics to real events, influential ideas, and prominent figures. An essential introduction for all those interested in the history of environmentalism.

The West

A Narrative History, Volume Two: Since 1400
Author: A. Daniel Frankforter,William M. Spellman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205921949
Category: History
Page: 560
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The book students will read: Concise. Relevant. Accessible. The West: A Narrative History is a concise but not abridged introduction to the West, encompassing all cultures that trace their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a full narrative of the West written concisely. This learning program is built around a Key Question in every chapter, a feature that shows students why western civilization is relevant for them. Students will discover the key questions that define the past are in many ways the same key questions of today. Since students often see conflict between a Christian “West” and an Islamic “East” in today’s society, the authors highlight the ongoing role the Middle East has played in shaping the West. Students will understand the links between people of the West and those in other regions. The West is an accessible program available in several formats to give instructors and students more choices and more ways to save. With the release of the 3rd edition, The West becomes an integrated program tied closely to the new MyHistoryLab. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning — The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Each chapter opens with a Key Question and a brief Key Question essay. The Key Question is revisited at the end of the chapter, and MyHistoryLab Icons and Connections features ensure close integration with the new MyHistoryLab. Engage Students — Maps, illustrations, and a biography feature promote discussion of the narrative. Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor’s Manual, MyTest, Annotated Instructor’s eText, and PowerPoints are available to be packaged with this text. For volume one of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180930 For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180957 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistoryLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205233635 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205233632.

Global Feminisms Since 1945


Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415184915
Category: Social Science
Page: 319
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Global Feminisms Since 1945 is an innovative historical introduction to the issues of contemporary feminism, with a truly global perspective. It is a concise anthology considering the similarities and differences between feminisms in West and East, North and South, and highlighting class, racial, ethnic and imperial tensions and claims in the twentieth century. The book analyses the roots, development and, in some cases, the conclusions of feminisms and how they have interacted. From the European and American feminist movements to those in the ex-Soviet Union and women's rights groups in Africa and East Asia, Global Feminisms Since 1945 examines the key economic, technological, sexual, reproductive, ecological and political debates.

Modern Music and After


Author: Paul Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792283
Category: Music
Page: 480
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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Asia

A Concise History
Author: Milton Walter Meyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847680634
Category: History
Page: 603
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This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands


Author: James Hawes
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843717389
Category: History
Page: 336
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Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History


Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305581067
Category: Art
Page: 528
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Concise History of South Africa


Author: Robert Ross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110749429X
Category: History
Page: 272
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Lays emphasis on the continuing influence of the country's African heritage whilst also chronicling the processes of colonial conquest and of economic development stemming from the industrial revolution. This is followed by an analysis of the fundamental political changes South Africa has undergone, and a background for understanding those many things which have not changed.

The West

A Narrative History, Since 1400
Author: A. Daniel Frankforter,William M. Spellman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205180912
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 6935
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The book students will read: Concise. Relevant. Accessible. The West: A Narrative History is a concise but not abridged introduction to the West, encompassing all cultures that trace their ancestry to the ancient Mediterranean world. It is not a reduced version of a larger study, but a full narrative of the West written concisely. This learning program is built around a Key Question in every chapter, a feature that shows students why western civilization is relevant for them. Students will discover the key questions that define the past are in many ways the same key questions of today. Since students often see conflict between a Christian “West” and an Islamic “East” in today's society, the authors highlight the ongoing role the Middle East has played in shaping the West. Students will understand the links between people of the West and those in other regions. The West is an accessible program available in several formats to give instructors and students more choices and more ways to save. With the release of the 3rd edition, The West becomes an integrated program tied closely to the new MyHistoryLab. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning — The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Each chapter opens with a Key Question and a brief Key Question essay. The Key Question is revisited at the end of the chapter, and MyHistoryLab Icons and Connections features ensure close integration with the new MyHistoryLab. Engage Students — Maps, illustrations, and a biography feature promote discussion of the narrative. Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor's Manual, MyTest, Annotated Instructor's eText, and PowerPoints are available to be packaged with this text. For volume one of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180930 For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205180957 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistoryLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205233635 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205233632.

America, Empire of Liberty

A New History
Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908564
Category: History
Page: 704
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It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world.