A Global History of the Cold War, 1945-1991

Authors: Jenkins, Philip

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  • Takes a global approach to explore the Cold War as experienced in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
  • Emphasises the themes of intelligence, technology and religion
  • Draws heavily on examples from popular culture to illustrate social and political trends
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This textbook provides a dynamic and concise overview of the Cold War. Offering balanced coverage of the whole era, it takes a firmly global approach, showing how at various times the focus of East-West rivalry shifted to new and surprising venues, from Laos to Katanga, from Nicaragua to Angola. Throughout, Jenkins emphasises intelligence, technology and religion, as well as highlighting themes that are relevant to the present day. A rich array of popular culture examples is used to demonstrate how the crisis was understood and perceived by mainstream audiences across the world, and the book includes three ‘snapshot’ chapters, which offer an overview of the state of play at pivotal moments in the conflict – 1946, 1968 and 1980 – in order to illuminate the inter-relationship between apparently discrete situations. This is an essential introduction for students studying Cold War, twentieth century or Global history.

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​Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University in the USA.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

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  • Origins:

    Pages 19-36

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  • The Struggle for Europe

    Pages 37-55

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  • Nuclear Perils

    Pages 57-72

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  • Asian Theaters

    Pages 73-89

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Softcover 27,03 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Global History of the Cold War, 1945-1991
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81366-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81366-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-81365-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 260
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