Download or read The Foreign Office and British Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Gaynor Johnson and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the evolution of the Foreign Office in the 20th century and the way in which it has responded to Britain's changing role in international affairs. The last century was one of unprecedented change in the way foreign policy and diplomacy were conducted. The work of 'The Office' expanded enormously in the 20th century, and oversaw the transition from Empire to Commonwealth, with the merger of the Foreign and Colonial Offices taking place in the 1960s. The book focuses on the challenges posed by waging world war and the process of peacemaking, as well as the diplomatic gridlock of the Cold War. Contributions also discusses ways in which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to modernise to meet the challenges of diplomacy in the 21st century. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary British History.
Download or read Medicine in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Roger Cooter and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2020-08-26 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations. The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.
Download or read Thinking the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Tony Judt and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An intellectual feast, learned, lucid, challenging and accessible.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Ideas crackle” in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on “a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas—a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure—a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind—and the mindful life. Judt's book, Ill Fares the Land, republished in 2021 featuring a new preface by bestselling author of Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Download or read Internationalism and the State in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Cornelia Navari and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using in-depth analysis of power relations, material changes and developments in ideologies, this essential text provides an accessible and student friendly historical introduction to the changing relations between states. The subjects covered include long term trends relating to war, the changing balance of power, decolonisation, the European system and the Cold War. This volume is essential reading for all those interested in the history of International Relations in the twentieth century.
- Author : Geoffrey Parker
- Publisher : Routledge
- Release : 2014-10-03
- ISBN : 1317600398
- Pages : 208 pages
Download or read Western Geopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century Routledge Library Editions Political Geography PDF, written by Geoffrey Parker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book surveys the development of geo-political thought in the twentieth century and relates it to international political developments, as well as examining how sound geopolitical theories are. It considers the work of Mackinder, Hartshorne, and Haushofer and his disciples in Germany who influenced the Nazis; and of more recent developments including Marxist geographical writing.
Download or read Anglo French Relations in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Alan Sharp and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-03-11 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century is a collection of studies on the key episodes of the difficult and often discordant Anglo-French exchange over the past century. The authors critically re-evaluate: * the role of Spain in Anglo-French relations up to 1918 * the missed opportunity of the 1920s with the failure of France and Britain to find sufficient common ground and co-operation * the short-lived Anglo-French alliance and the Second World War * the degree of Anglo-French Imperial co-operation * the Suez Crisis * British and French policies on European Integration.
Download or read The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Sorrel Kerbel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 1716 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
Download or read Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Sebastian Balfour and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-31 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Centuryexamines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. Taking the Defeat in the Spanish American war of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on: *the crisis of neutrality during the First World War *foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil War *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the Cold War *relations with the United States This book traces the important topic of modern Spanish diplomacy up to the present day
Download or read Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Wojciech Roszkowski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-08 with total page 1208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on newly accessible archives as well as memoirs and other sources, this biographical dictionary documents the lives of some two thousand notable figures in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. A unique compendium of information that is not currently available in any other single resource, the dictionary provides concise profiles of the region's most important historical and cultural actors, from Ivo Andric to King Zog. Coverage includes Albania, Belarus, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine, and the countries that made up Yugoslavia.
Download or read The Twentieth Century PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Europeanization in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by Martin Conway and published by Palgrave MacMillan Transnation. This book was released on 2010-10-29 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a multi-authored study of europeanisation across the twentieth century from the First World War to the present day.
Download or read Organizing the 20th Century World PDF, written by Karen Gram-Skjoldager and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: International Organizations play a pivotal role on the modern global stage and have done, this book argues, since the beginning of the 20th century. This volume offers the first historical exploration into the formative years of international public administrations, covering the birth of the League of Nations and the emergence of the second generation that still shape international politics today such as the UN, NATO and OECD. Centring on Europe, where the multilaterization of international relations played out more intensely in the mid-20th century than in other parts of the world, it demonstrates a broad range of historiographical and methodological approaches to institutions in international history. The book argues that after several 'turns' (cultural, linguistic, material, transnational), international history is now better equipped to restate its core questions of policy and power with a view to their institutional dimensions. Making use of new approaches in the field, this book develops an understanding of the specific powers and roles of IO-administrations by delving into their institutional make-up.
Download or read Twentieth Century History For Dummies PDF, written by Seán Lang and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-02-23 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 20th Century brought revolutionary changes to our world and our lives: the human population of the world tripled, space travel became reality, two world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, and huge advances in science, technology and communication resulted in the globalised world we know today. Enormous steps were made in wiping out widespread discrimination, from the women’s suffrage movement leading to women’s right to vote in western countries, to the civil rights movement in the US challenging racial segregation. The political landscape has provided lots of excitement, with charismatic and scandalous presidents in the White House, the first female prime minister in the UK, dictators working to various manifestoes across the world, the Middle East conflict and the changing balance of political and economic “superpowers”. Technological advances have resulted in nigh on universal adoption and dependence on automobiles, computers, mobiles and other wireless technology. The exponential rate at which technology is evolving is one of the variables that make the twentieth century so fascinating. All this and much, much more happened in a mere one hundred years – where did we find the time to do so much?! Twentieth Century History For Dummies tells all...
Download or read The Twentieth Century West PDF, written by Gerald D. Nash and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Twentieth Century Music in the West PDF, written by Tom Perchard and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-10-06 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Introduction Steve Reich pitched up in San Francisco in September 1961. He was a young musician, one who had been taken by the early-century work of the Hungarian composer and folklorist Béla Bartók, and he had journeyed west from New York in the hope of studying with Leon Kirchner, a composer in the rough-lyric Bartók tradition who'd been teaching at Mills College. But Kirchner had just left for Harvard, so Reich ended up working at Mills under Luciano Berio. Over the course of the previous decade, Berio had become identified as a figurehead of the European post-war avant-garde: his ultramodern serialist work was quite a different proposition to Kirchner's own"--
Download or read Studies in the Twentieth Century PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Spain in the Twentieth century World PDF, written by James W. Cortada and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1980 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: