The Twentieth Century and Beyond: An International History Since 1900 (5th International Edition)

ISBN : 9780195399790

William I. Keylor
576 Pages
190 x 236 mm
Pub date
Jun 2009
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The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: An International History Since 1900, International Fifth Edition, explores the history of modern relations between the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The book's unique analytical framework—which focuses on the relationships between these countries rather than on their individual histories—helps readers to easily examine how the nations of the world have interacted since the beginning of the last century. Extensively revised in this international fifth edition, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond reflects the latest scholarship and also features photographs for the first time—more than fifty throughout the text. The new edition addresses such issues as refugees and stateless persons, human rights, the environment, and the events of September 11, 2001. Updated to include the war on terrorism, military action in Iraq, and the causes and consequences of globalization, this edition also explores the expanding role of nongovernmental organizations, the threat of AIDS to world order, narcotics trafficking, and environmental degradation. Examining a wide range of countries, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, International Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth-century international history, twentieth-century world history, and international relations.


Prologue: The Global Context of International Relations at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
The Europeanization of the World
The Emergence of Japanese Power in East Asia
The Rise of American Power in the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific
A Shrinking Earth and the Geopolitical Worldview
The First Age of Globalization

Chapter 1: Germany's Bid for European Dominance (1914-1918)

The Road to Armageddon
Stalemate and Slaughter
Revolutionary Russia leaves the War
Causes and Consequences of the American Intervention

Chapter 2: The Peace of Paris and the New International Order
The Messiah from the New World
The Dominance of the "Big Four"
France's Peace Aims
Britain's Peace Aims
America Goes Home
Civil War and Allied Intervention in Russia
The Making of the Modern Middle East
Verdict on Versailles

Chapter 3: The Western World in the Twenties: The Era of Illusions
The Illusion of Economic Restoration
The Illusion of Continental Security

Chapter 4: The Western World in the Thirties: The Illusions Dispelled
The Collapse of the World Economic Order
The Collapse of the European Security System

Chapter 5: Germany's Second Bid for European Dominance (1939-1945)
Poland's Demise and the "Phony War"
The European War
The World War
Allied Plans for Liberated Europe
The Destruction of the European Jews

Chapter 6: The Confirmation of United States Supremacy in Latin America
The Era of Direct Domination (1914-1932)
The Era of Indirect Hegemony (1933-1945)
Chapter 7: The Rise and Fall of Japan's Supremacy in East Asia
The Period of Peaceful Penetration (1914-1930)
The Period of Military Expansion (1931-1941)
The War in Asia (1941-1945)
Chapter 8: The Formation of the Bipolar World in the Truman-Stalin Era (1945-1953)

The Political Division of Europe
Superpower Conflicts on the Periphery
The Consolidation of the Two Blocs
The Rearmament of the West

Chapter 9: Coexistence and Confrontation (1953-1962)
Deepening Ideological Divisions
The Era of Peaceful Coexistence
The Pursuit of Non-Alignment in the "Third World"
The End of American Invulnerability
The Anomaly of Berlin
The Formation of an Inter-American Security System

Chapter 10: Detente and Multipolarity (1962-1975)
The Quest for Nuclear Superiority
France's Challenge to American Leadership
The Political Settlement in Europe
The Middle East as Perennial Hot Spot 

Chapter 11: The Rise of China and the Cold War in Asia
The Communist Victory in the Chinese Civil War
America's Reengagement in the Far East
The U.S.S.R. and China: From Partnership to Rivalry
Indochina's Thirty Years War
The Development of the Sino-American Rapprochement (1969-1975)
Chapter 12: The Resurgence of East-West Tension (1975-1985)
The Prospects for Pluralism and Interdependence
The Renewal of the Nuclear Arms Race
Turmoil in South Asia
Conflict and Compromise in the Middle East
Chapter 13: Latin America's Quest for Development and Independence
Washington's Containment Policy in the Western Hemisphere
Prospects for Economic Growth
The Latin American Debt Crisis
A Mini-Cold War in the Caribbean
Chapter 14: Africa: From Independence to Dependency
Decolonization and Dreams of Unity and Development
The Persistence of "Neo-Imperialism"
The Curse of Economic Stagnation
The Cold War Reaches the Continent
The Last Stand of the White Settler Regimes
Chapter 15: The Far East: The Road to the New Co-Prosperity Sphere
The Miracle of Japan
The Rise of the East Asian Tigers
China Awakens: The Deng Revolution in China
Chapter 16: Moscow, Washington, and the End of the Soviet Empire
Gorbachev: Glasnost, Perestroika, and Arms Control
East Bloc Dissolution and German Reunification
Soviet Disengagement and Collapse
Ethnic Conflict in the Successor States
Russia's Turbulent Transition to Capitalism and Democracy
Chapter 17: Europe: Integration and Disintegration
The Relaunching of the European Idea
The Balkan Tragedy
Chapter 18: Asia at the Crossroads
Economic Growth and Security Dilemmas in East Asia
Tensions on the Indian Sub-Continent
Chapter 19: Africa on Its Own: Ethnic Conflict, Autocracy, and Underdevelopment
Ethnic Turmoil on the Horn
Genocide and Civil War
Nigeria's Role as the Gendarme of West Africa
The End of Apartheid in South Africa
Islamism and Regional Identity in the Maghreb
The Adverse Consequences of the End of the Cold War
China, the New Imperial Power in Africa
The Scourge of AIDS
Chapter 20: The Middle East: The Elusive Quest for Peace, Prosperity, and Stability
The Gulf War and Its Aftermath
From Political Reform to Nuclear Ambitions in Iran
The Revival of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
The Peace Process Derailed
Chapter 21: Latin America: Democracy, Free Markets, and Regional Security
High Hopes for the "Washington Consensus
The Progress of Democratization
The Rise of Populism and the Collapse of the "Washington Consensus"

Chapter 22: From the Old to the New Century
The Quest for International Cooperation after the Cold War
The Management of the Global Economy
The Mixed Record of Arms Control
The Expanding Role of International Nongovernmental Organizations
Globalization and Its Discontents
Washington's Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Glossary of International Economics Terminology
Glossary of Nuclear Weapons Terminology

About the author: 

William R. Keylor, Professor of History and International Relatons, Boston University

"The Twentieth Century World is the best single volume survey of international history, and it is even better in this new edition. Clear, comprehensive, and beautifully balance, it has been a consistent favorite among my students. I don't remember any textbook getting the same kind of uniformly enthusiastic reviews."--James Sheehan, Stanford University
"A leading text on international history since 1900, now updated to include more coverage of the non-Western world, NGOs, humans rights, and environmental issues. Judicious, authoritative, and comprehensive, this work is highly recommended."--Erez Manela, Harvard University
This fine synthesis adroitly combines regional, national, and transnational levels of analysis into a coherent narrative of twentieth century history. It provides an excellent guide to both the violence that marked this period in history as well humanity's efforts to cope with it."--Emily S. Rosenberg, University of California, Irvine
"The clearest and most useful text on world politics since 1900. My students consistently give it a thumbs up, and so do I."--Charles Lipson, University of Chicago

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