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The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

ISBN : 9780199236961

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¥18,260
Author: 
Richard H. Immerman; Petra Goedde
Pages
680 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
177 x 253 mm
Pub date
Feb 2013
Series
Oxford Handbooks in History
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The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War offers a broad reassessment of the period war based on new conceptual frameworks developed in the field of international history. Nearing the 25th anniversary of its end, the cold war now emerges as a distinct period in twentieth-century history, yet one which should be evaluated within the broader context of global political, economic, social, and cultural developments. The editors have brought together leading scholars in cold war history to offer a new assessment of the state of the field and identify fundamental questions for future research. The individual chapters in this volume evaluate both the extent and the limits of the cold war's reach in world history. They call into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the cold war and also present new insights into the global dimension of the conflict. Even though each essay offers a unique perspective, together they show the interconnectedness between cold war and national and transnational developments, including long-standing conflicts that preceded the cold war and persisted after its end, or global transformations in areas such as human rights or economic and cultural globalization. Because of its broad mandate, the volume is structured not along conventional chronological lines, but thematically, offering essays on conceptual frameworks, regional perspectives, cold war instruments and cold war challenges. The result is a rich and diverse accounting of the ways in which the cold war should be positioned within the broader context of world history.

Index: 

1. 1. Introduction: Richard H. Immerman/Petra Goedde
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
2. Historicizing the Cold War
3. Ideology, Culture, and the Cold War
4. Economics and the Cold War
5. Geopolitics and the Cold War
6. The Cold War and the Imperialism of Nation States
PART II: REGIONAL COLD WARS/COLD WAR CRISES
7. The US-Soviet Relationship
8. China
9. Great Britain
10. Western Europe
11. Eastern Europe
12. Latin America
13. South Asia
14. Southeast Asia
15. The Cold War and the Middle East
16. Africa
17. Japan and the Cold War
PART III: WAGING THE COLD WAR
18. Cold War Strategies/Power and Culture - East
19. Power and Culture in the West
20. Military
21. Atomic Peace and Warfare
22. International Institutions
23. Trade, Aid, and Economic Warfare
24. Cold War Intelligence History
PART IV: CHALLENGING THE COLD WAR PARADIGM
25. Internal Challenges to the Cold War: Oppositional Movements East and West
26. Locating the Transnational in the Cold War
27. Decolonization
28. Human Rights
29. Race
30. Gender
31. Religion
32. Environment
33. Globalization
34. The End of the Cold War

About the author: 

Richard H. Immerman is Professor and Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History at Temple University and the Marvin Wachman Director of its Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. He currently chairs the Historical Advisory Committee to the United States' Department of State. ; Petra Goedde is Associate Professor of History at Temple University.

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