The World Since 1945: A Concise History

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byKeith Robbins

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Keith Robbins' accessible and stimulating account of world history since 1945 provides a framework for making sense of the political and social developments of the period. The focus is firmly on global political interaction. The underlying theme of the book is the tensionbetween the world conceived as a unity and 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 Cold War, and the shifting allegiances and conflicts in the decades which followed.

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Keith Robbins' accessible and stimulating account of world history since 1945 provides a framework for making sense of the political and social developments of the period. The focus is firmly on global political interaction. The underlying theme of the book is the tensionbetween the world conceived as a unity and ...

Keith Robbins was educated in Bristol and at Magdalen and St Anthony's Colleges, Oxford. He has taught at the University of York, Glasgow University, and the University of Wales, Lampeter, where he is now Vice-Chancellor. He is the author of numerous books on British and world history.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019280314X

ISBN - 13:9780192803146

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Towards One World? The Year 19452. Cold Division c.1945-c.19533. Confrontational Coexistence c.1953-19654. Devious Decades 1965-19755. Turbulent Transition 1975-19856. Brave New World? 1985-AfterwordFurther ReadingIndex

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`Keith Robbins presents a succinct and engaging introduction to the post-war world. It takes a historian of skill and poise to chart a trail across such a complicated landscape.'Norman Davies, author of Europe: A History