This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars.
The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of familiar Cold War events, such as the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and superpower detente, and shed new light on the importance of ideology, race, modernization, and transnational movements.
The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War draws on the wealth of new Cold War scholarship, bringing together essays on a diverse range of topics such as geopolitics, military power and technology and strategy. The chapters also address the importance of non-state actors, such as scientists, human rights activists and the Catholic Church, and examine the importance of development, foreign aid and overseas assistance.
The volume is organised into nine parts:
Part I: The Early Cold War
Part II: Cracks in the Bloc
Part III: Decolonization, Imperialism and its Consequences
Part IV: The Cold War in the Third World
Part V: The Era of Detente
Part VI: Human Rights and Non-State Actors
Part VII: Nuclear Weapons, Technology and Intelligence
Part VIII: Psychological Warfare, Propaganda and Cold War Culture
Part IX: The End of the Cold War
This new Handbook will be of great interest to all students of Cold War history, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 33 mm
'[C]hapters are informative and offer useful analyses that provide sketches or frameworks for their topics... a worthwhile addition for college and university general or reference collections... Summing Up: Recommended' --L. M. Lees, Old Dominion University, CHOICE Magazine
'A stunningly rich collection of essays that covers the Cold War from every conceivable angle. From film to nuclear weapons, decolonization to human rights, it's all here. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War is the most useful single volume history available for scholars, students and the general reader. The editors have gathered together an international group of scholars, whose transnational perspectives illuminate the origins and the consequences of this three-quarter of a century struggle which, whatever its name, was never really cold.' - Prof. Marilyn Young, New York University, USA
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