Journals Higher Education



16 March 2008

768 Pages | b/w maps

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199295678

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

From 1900 to the Present

Third Edition

edited by Jan Palmowski

  • Fully updated and revised: over 2,600 entries cover global events from 1900 right up to the present day
  • Includes entry-level web links, updated via a companion website to ensure that they remain current
  • Detailed and up-to-date entries for every country in the world, now with extended coverage of historical context
  • Subject entries on organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles
  • Expanded biographical entries on political and military leaders, and leading thinkers who have influenced events
  • Useful tables including lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize