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Author Townson, Duncan.

Title A dictionary of contemporary history, 1945 to the present / Duncan Townson
Published Oxford, Oxfordshire ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999


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Description ix, 447 pages ; 25 cm
Summary This book is a concise guide to the ideas, events, people and movements that have shaped the world from the end of the Second World War to the present. The dictionary comprises over 500 entries that extend beyond a simple factual description to discuss the origins and significance of key decisions and events. Coverage is global, with entries on all major countries of the world, as well as general entries on issues of international significance, including the global economy, population explosion and women's liberation. Extensive cross-referencing enables the reader to link one entry with another, and each of the key entries contains a guide to further reading. The book will be invaluable to students of history, international relations, politics and all those interested in current affairs in general
Analysis 20th Century history (c 1914+) Reference works
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Blackwell Reference Online
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989 -- Dictionaries.
History, Modern -- 1989- -- Dictionaries.
World history -- 1945- -- Dictionaries
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
LC no. 98021835
ISBN 0631200169 (hb : alk. paper)
0631209379 (pb : alk. paper)
Other Titles Contemporary history, 1945 to the present
A Dictionary of Contemporary History, 1945 to the Present