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  • Reassessing Japan’s Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s book cover

    Reassessing Japan’s Cold War

    Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    As memories of the savage conflict inaugurated by the attack on Pearl Harbor recede, the ethical foundations that influenced post-war interpretations of Japan’s role during the Cold War era are crumbling on different fronts. Retracing Japanese history during the Sixties, this book locates the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972 book cover

    Japan’s Cold War Policy and China

    Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972, 1st Edition

    By Yutaka Kanda

    From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly…

    Hardback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Spain and the American Revolution: New Approaches and Perspectives book cover

    Spain and the American Revolution

    New Approaches and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriel Paquette, Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia

    Though the participation of France in the American Revolution is well-established in the historiography, the role of Spain, France’s ally, is relatively understudied and underappreciated. Spain's involvement in the conflict formed part of a global struggle between empires and directly influenced…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge

  • International Rivalry and Secret Diplomacy in East Asia, 1896-1950 book cover

    International Rivalry and Secret Diplomacy in East Asia, 1896-1950

    1st Edition

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    East Asia was a major focus of struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War of 1945 to 1991, with multiple "hot" and "cold" conflicts in China, Korea, and Vietnam. The struggle for predominance in East Asia, however, largely predated the Cold War, as this book shows,…

    Hardback – 2019-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin: Behind Enemy Lines book cover

    Fighting the Cold War in Post-Blockade, Pre-Wall Berlin

    Behind Enemy Lines, 1st Edition

    By Mark Fenemore

    As fought in 1950s Berlin, the cold war was a many-headed monster. Winning stomachs with enticing consumption was as important as winning hearts and minds with persuasive propaganda. Demonstrators not only fought the police in the streets; they were swayed one way or another by cultural competition…

    Hardback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War book cover

    Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew D'Auria, Jan Vermeiren

    Given the destruction and suffering caused by more than four years of industrialised warfare and economic hardship, scholars have tended to focus on the nationalism and hatred in the belligerent countries, holding that it led to a fundamental rupture of any sense of European commonality and unity.…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22
    Routledge
    Ideas beyond Borders

  • Contesting the Origins of the First World War: An Historiographical Argument book cover

    Contesting the Origins of the First World War

    An Historiographical Argument, 1st Edition

    By Troy R E Paddock

    Contesting the Origins of the First World War challenges the Anglophone emphasis on Germany as bearing the primary responsibility in causing the conflict and instead builds upon new perspectives to reconsider the roles of the other Great Powers. Using the work of Terrance Zuber, Sean McMeekin,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Britain and the Revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989: Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume XII book cover

    Britain and the Revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989

    Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume XII, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Smith

    This volume documents the UK Government’s response to the unfolding social and political changes in Eastern Europe during 1989. The year 1989 saw momentous change in Europe. It was the year in which Communist rule in Eastern Europe finally ended: with mass demonstrations, an end to one-Party rule,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-16
    Routledge
    Whitehall Histories

  • Strange Allies: Britain, France and the Dilemmas of Disarmament and Security, 1929-1933 book cover

    Strange Allies

    Britain, France and the Dilemmas of Disarmament and Security, 1929-1933, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Webster

    Strange Allies examines three intersecting themes of fundamental importance to the international history of the period between the two world wars. First, and most broadly, it is a study of the international history of the pivotal ‘hinge years’, running from the onset of the Depression in late 1929…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Castro and Franco: The Backstage of Cold War Diplomacy book cover

    Castro and Franco

    The Backstage of Cold War Diplomacy, 1st Edition

    By Haruko Hosoda

    Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Spain’s Francisco Franco were two men with very similar backgrounds but very different political ideologies. Both received a Catholic education and had strong connections to the Galicia region of Spain. Both were familiar with guerrilla tactics and came to power through…

    Hardback – 2019-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965 book cover

    Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics

    South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965, 1st Edition

    By Lazlo Passemiers

    Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics argues that as much as the ‘Congo crisis’ (1960-1965) was a Cold War battleground, so too was it a battleground for Southern Africa’s decolonisation. This book provides a transnational history of African decolonisation, apartheid diplomacy, and Southern…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
    Routledge
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948 book cover

    Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik

    The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948, 1st Edition

    By Daphna Sharfman

    This book presents a multidimensional case study of international human rights in the immediate post-Second World War period, and the way in which complex refugee problems created by the war were often in direct competition with strategic interests and national sovereignty. The case study is the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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