A Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the present day

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OUP Oxford, Jan 10, 2008 - History - 784 pages
This authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries. Additionally, the dictionary includes biographical entries on major historical and cultural figures, political and military leaders, and the thinkers who influenced events. Subject entries cover international organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles. The new edition has been fully revised and updated, and boasts a wealth of new material including entry-level web links updated via a companion website to ensure that they remain contemporary, extended coverage of historical context in the country entries, and new and expanded biographical entries on figures such as Angela Merkel and President 'Lula' of Brazil. With over 2,600 entries, all written by an authority in the field, this is a comprehensive reference work that will prove invaluable to a range of readers from students of history, politics, and international relations, to anyone with an interest in the modern world.

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Palmowski (director, Ctr. for Twentieth-Century Studies, King's Coll., Univ. of London) provides a wonderful update to this wide-ranging dictionary of contemporary world history, now covering events ... Read full review

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Jan Palmowski is a Lecturer in European Studies in King's College, London. He was formerly a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford.

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