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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski

Fourth edition


Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191802997 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191802997.001.0001

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‘Concise, current information … highly recommended’ – Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association

Over 2,800 entries

The authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis, and ISIS to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and UKIP. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.

This comprehensive reference resource will be invaluable to students of history, politics, and international relations as well as to journalists, policymakers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

Book.  2913 pages.  978575 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945)

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Aaland Islands in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abacha, Sani (20 Sept. 1943) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abbas, Ferhat (24 Aug. 1899) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abbas, Mahmoud (26 Mar. 1935) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abbott, Tony (4 Nov. 1957) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abboud, Ibrahim (26 Oct. 1900) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abd al-Aziz al-Saud in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abd al-Ilah ibn Ali ibn Hussein (1913) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abd el-Krim (1882) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Abdication Crisis ((UK)) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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