A History of the World in the 20th Century

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A History of the World in the 20th Century is a history textbook by J. A. S. Grenville, first published in 1994. It is followed by A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century, which has reached its 5th edition,[1] and is commonly used in International Baccalaureate 20th Century World History classes.

Table of contents[edit]

  • Social change and national rivalry in the West, 1900–1914
  • The response of China and Japan to western dominance
  • The Great War, revolution and the search for stability
  • The continuing world crisis, 1929–1939
  • The Second World War
  • Post-war Europe, 1945–1947
  • The United States and the beginning of the Cold War, 1945–1948
  • The transformation of Asia, 1945–1955
  • The ending of European dominance in the Middle East, 1919–1980
  • The Cold War : superpower confrontation, 1948–1964
  • The recovery of Western Europe in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Who will liberate the Third World? : 1954-1968
  • Two faces of Asia : after 1949
  • Latin America after 1945 : problems unresolved
  • Africa after 1945 : conflict and the threat of famine
  • The United States and the Soviet bloc after 1963 : the great transformation
  • Western Europe gathers strength : after 1968
  • The Cold War and after


  1. ^ "Professor J.A.S. Grenville." Retrieved 2-11-2011[1][dead link]

Publication data[edit]

  • A History of the World in the Twentieth Century, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2000), 1002 p., ISBN 0-674-00280-6
  • A History of the World From the Twentieth to the Twenty-first Century, Routledge (2005), 995 p., ISBN 0-415-28954-8