Contemporary History 1945- Products

  • Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals)

    The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

    By Rosamund Thomas

    This prize-winning book, first published in 1991, provides a detailed legal account of the development of the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989. In particular, the Espionage section (s.1) of this criminal law is analysed carefully, illustrated by leading cases of UK spies prosecuted under this…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums

    By Margaret Tali

    This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • Jews on the Move: Modern Cosmopolitanist Thought and its Others

    Edited by Cathy Gelbin, Sander L Gilman

    Jewish cosmopolitanism is key to understanding both modern globalization, and the old and new nationalism. Jewish cultures existing in the Western world during the last two centuries have been and continue to be read as hyphenated phenomena within a specific national context, such as German-Jewish…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • America Enters the Cold War

    The Road to Global Commitment, 1945–1950

    By Kevin Grimm

    America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America’s early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign policy, Kevin Grimm situates the events of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974

    Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

    By John Burke

    This book examines the ideological and socio-political discourses shaping the remembrance and representation of Britain and the Cyprus conflict of 1974 within Greek Cypriot society. By combining the official to the popular, and drawing on an extensive range of oral history interviews, this…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Monumental Conflicts

    Twentieth Century Wars and the Evolution of Public Memory

    Edited by Derek R. Mallett

    Monumental Conflicts examines 20th century wars from the First World War to the First Gulf War, each chapter analyzing how public memory has evolved over time. The chapters raise fascinating questions about war and memory: Why are wars remembered as they are? What factors drive changes in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • The Ghetto in Global History

    1500 to the Present

    Edited by Wendy Goldman, Joe Trotter

    The Ghetto in Global History explores the stubborn tenacity of ‘the ghetto’ over time. As a concept, policy, and experience, the ghetto has served to maintain social, religious, and racial hierarchies over the past five centuries. Transnational in scope, this book allows readers to draw…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge

  • The British World and the Five Rings

    Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

    Edited by Erik Nielsen, Matthew Llewellyn

    Prior to the outbreak of World War II, the British presided over the largest Empire in world history, a vast transoceanic and transcontinental realm of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates that covered over one-quarter of the world’s land mass and comprised a population of over 450-…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy

    By Ronald C. Keith

    Deng Xiaoping is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of China’s economic reforms, but how far was he also responsible for shaping China’s foreign policy which emphasized “peace and development”? This book explores Deng’s foreign policy and shows how he established basic principles for…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944-1962

    By Nicola Pezolet

    Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944-1962 considers the artistic, architectural and bureaucratic shifts that emerged in the troubled aftermath of World War II and in the first years old the Cold War. Focused on the modernist networks surrounding Le Corbusier, the Salon des…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Modernization of the Western World

    A Society Transformed, 2nd Edition

    By John McGrath, Kathleen Callanan Martin

    The Modernization of the Western World presents an overview of the history of Western civilization and provides readers with the intellectual tools they need to comprehend how societies function and change. Covering Western history from ancient history to the current era of globalization, it draws…

    Paperback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge

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