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ISBN-10 0131288164ISBN-13 9780131288164
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-189705-5ISBN-13 978-0-13-189705-2
Author(s): Daniel R. Brower
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2005 Pages: 288
Description

For quarter-/semester-long advanced courses in Contemporary World History.

This brief text stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world. Its thematic emphasis makes clear as well the importance of the Cold War in influencing the process by which these nation-states sought to create new ideals and new institutions—to insure order and justice within their boundaries, and find places within the international community. The book also links the new nation-states in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with the ethnic conflicts, local wars, and terrorist movements that became increasingly prevalent toward the end of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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