Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 June 2015

624 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199371020

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The World Transformed

1945 to the Present

Second Edition

Michael H. Hunt

Through its lively and accessible narrative, The World Transformed: 1945 to Present provides students with an account of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments that have shaped global events since 1945. The book's focus on three central and profoundly interconnected stories--the unfolding of the Cold War, the growth of the international economy, and the developing world's quest for political and economic independence-offers students a framework for understanding the past and making sense of the present. Attentive to overarching themes, individual historical figures, and diverse nations--and now substantially revised with a new Part 4 that examines world events since 1990--The World Transformed, Second Edition, is ideal for courses on post-1945 world history, international relations, or global topics.

New to this Edition:

  • A new Part Four: Integration and Fragmentation: The 1990s and Beyond (Chapters 10 and 11) examines the last several decades, emphasizing the tension between global trends and regional developments
  • Updated scholarship throughout
  • New case studies
  • Redesigned and improved graphics
  • Updated recommended resources, now with more websites and films

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