The Oxford History of Twentieth Century

Paperback | August 8, 2002

EditorMichael Howard, Wm. Roger Louis

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In 1900 Queen Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, but air travel was yet to come. Beforeantibiotics and effective vaccines against many common diseases, death rates were high. Over the course of the twentieth century, the human population of the world tripled, space travel left the realms of science fiction and became reality, two cataclysmic world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, the internal combustion engine replaced the horse as the basic means oftransport, and computer technology revolutionized communications. In this ambitious book, some of the most distinguished historians in the world survey the momentous events and the significant themes of recent times, with a look forward to what the future might bring.

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In 1900 Queen Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, but air travel was yet to come. Beforeantibiotics and effective vaccines against many ...

Sir Michael Howard CBE is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at both Oxford and Yale University. His many books include The Causes of War, War in European History, The Lessons of History, The Invention of Peace, War and the Liberal Conscience, The Franco-Prussian War (Duff Cooper Memorial Prize), Studies in War and Peace (Wolfson Hi...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 8, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803786

ISBN - 13:9780192803788

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1. Michael Howard: The Dawn of the Century2. William H. McNeill: Communications, Disease, and Demography3. Steve Weinberg: Understanding the Universe4. John Maddox: The Expansion of Knowledge5. Robert Skidelsky: The Growth of a World Economy6. Alan Ryan: The Growth of a Global Culture7. Norbert Lynton: The Visual Arts8. Wm Roger Louis: European Empires and Emerging Nationalism9. Michael Howard: Europe in the Age of Two World Wars10. Richard Stites: The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union11. Hugh Brogan: The United States 1900-194512. Akira Iriye: East Asia and the Emergence of Japan13. Lawrence Freedman: The Confrontation of the Superpowers14. James Patterson: The United States since 194515. Archie Brown: The Soviet Union and Beyond16. Anne Deighton: The Remaking of Europe17. Akira Iriye: East Asia18. Jonathan Spence: China19. Michael Leifer: South-East Asia20. Judith Brown: South Asia21. Roger Owen: North Africa and the Middle East22. Terence Ranger: Africa23. Alan Knight: Latin America24. Peter Lyon: The Old Commonwealth: The First Four Dominions25. Adam Roberts: Towards an International Community? The United Nations and International Law26. Wm Roger Louis: The Close of the Century27. Ralf Dahrendorf: Towards the Twenty-first Century: New Problems, New OpportunitiesAdolf Wood: ChronologyFurther ReadingIndex

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`It's an impressive survey, deftly handled and wise in its judgements.'Trevor Royle, Scotland on Sunday