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Cambridge University Press' history list is rooted in the great publishing traditions of the late nineteenth century, when Lord Acton planned The Cambridge Modern History, and thus set a pattern for so many subsequent 'Cambridge Histories'. Today, this historical tradition has flowered into dozens of branches of successful publishing in all areas of history, from late antiquity to the present day (where the Press' publishing merges with Classics and Ancient History at one end and with subject-areas such as Politics and International Affairs at the other).

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Add to basket The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 1

Edited by Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

This volume examines the origins, causes and early years of the Cold War. Leading scholars show how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic, and socio-political environment of the two world wars and the interwar period as well as examining how markets, ideas, and cultural interactions affected political discourse, diplomatic events, and strategic thinking.

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Add to basket The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 2

Edited by Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

Volume Two of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the developments that made the Cold War into a long-lasting international system during the 1960s and 1970s. Leading scholars explain how the Cold War seemed to stabilize after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and how this sense of increased stability developed into the detente era of the early 1970s.

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Add to basket The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 3

Edited by Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

This volume examines the evolution of the Cold War from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. Leading scholars analyze the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological, and geopolitical factors that shaped the policies that ended the Cold War, looking at the personalities and policies of Carter and Reagan, Brezhnev and Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl, and Deng Xiaoping.

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$175.00 (R)

 

Add to basket The Empire Project

The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830–1970

John Darwin

The British Empire, wrote Adam Smith, 'has hitherto been not an empire, but the project of an empire' and John Darwin offers a magisterial global history of the rise and fall of that great imperial project. The British Empire, he argues, was much more than a group of colonies ruled over by a scattering of British expatriates until eventual independence.

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$38.00 (G)

 

Add to basket Rommel's Desert War

Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941–1943

Martin Kitchen

At the height of his power in January 1941 Hitler made the fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. Martin Kitchen's masterful new history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles of 1941–1943, Rommel’s generalship, and the campaign's place within the broader strategic context of the war.

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Add to basket The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Robert C. Allen

Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia.

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