The Cambridge History of the Cold War

March 25, 2010|
The Cambridge History of the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler
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This volume examines the evolution of the Cold War from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. Leading scholars analyze the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological, and geopolitical factors that shaped the policies that ended the Cold War, looking at the personalities and policies of Carter and Reagan, Brezhnev and Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl, and Deng Xiaoping. They show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and also explore the legacies of the super-power confrontation in a comparative and trans-national perspective. Penetrating chapters examine how the Cold War affected and was affected by the environment, the global economy, consumer capitalism, human rights and non-governmental organizations. The authors also deal with demographic trends, capital flows, multilateral institutions, and geopolitical configurations. This is international history at its best: emphasizing social, intellectual, economic and geostrategic trends without losing focus on personalities, politics, and human agency.
1. The Cold War and the intellectual history of the late twentieth century Jan-Werner Müller; 2. The world economy and the Cold War, 1970-1990 Giovanni Arrighi; 3. The rise and fall of Eurocommunism Silvio Pons; 4. The Cold War and Jimmy Carter Nancy Mitchell; 5. Soviet foreign policy from détente to Gorbachev, 1975-1985 Vladislav M. Z...
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Title:The Cambridge History of the Cold War
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:688 pages, 9.25 X 6.34 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:688 pages, 9.25 X 6.34 X 1.5 in
Published:March 25, 2010
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521837217

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