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World Revolution of Westernization: The Twentieth Century in Global Perspective

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Theodore H. Von Laue's stunningly original and controversial book approaches the dynamics of twentieth-century history from an entirely new perspective by proposing that the little-understood historic process known as the world revolution of Westernization has caused the global violence and warfare of this century. Accounting for world wars, the rise of communism and fascism, decolonization, Third World dictatorships, and contemporary terrorism, Von Laue describes the twin processes of the expansion of Western power and the emergence of global interdependence.

His journey through the twentieth century begins in the 1870s with the British raj in India; includes the colonization of Africa, the communist and fascist "counter-revolutions," the Great Depression, Stalinism and Hitler's unleashing of World War II, and the post-war emergence of the United States as the foremost superpower; and ends with the nuclear arms race, the most dangerous of all global tensions. As a challenging history of the contemporary age, this book will make readers think more globally and compassionately about the complex issues that threaten our peace and survival as we prepare to enter the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

The author argues that the global violence of this century is the consequence of the rapid process of westernization and the traumas this has caused to countries suddenly forced to "catch up" with Europe.

About the Author

Theodore Von Laue is Frances and Jacob Hiatt Professor of European History, Emeritus, at Clark University and author of several books, including Why Lenin? Why Stalin?.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195049077
Author:
Von Laue, Theodore H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Theodore H.
Author:
Von, Theodore H.
Author:
Laue, Theodore H. Von
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Twentieth century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
History, World | Modern
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 2 photos
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
9.23x6.15x1.07 in. 1.30 lbs.

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