America, the Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives
About the Book
This book presents new perspectives on the Vietnam War, its global repercussions, and the role of this war in modern history. The volume reveals 'America's War' as an international event that reverberated all over the world: in domestic settings of numerous nation-states, combatants and non-combatants alike, as well as in transnational relations and alliance systems. The volume thereby covers a wide geographical range - from Berkeley and Berlin to Cambodia and Canberra. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues no less than cultural and intellectual consequences of 'Vietnam'. The authors also set the Vietnam War in comparison to other major conflicts in world history; they cover over three centuries, and develop general insights into the tragedies and trajectories of military conflicts as phenomena of modern societies in general. For the first time, 'America's War' is thus depicted as a truly global event whose origins and characteristics deserve an interdisciplinary treatment.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780521008761
EAN: 9780521008761
Publisher Date: 14 Jul 2003
Bood Data Readership Text: Tertiary Education (US: College)
Dewey: 909.826
Height: 228 mm
Illustrations: 7 b/w illus.
LCCN: 2002074045
No of Pages: 384
Pagination: 384 pages, 7 b/w illus.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Width: 153 mm
ISBN-10: 052100876X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Depth: 29
Gardner Classification Code: W02
Illustration: Y
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
Number of Items: 01
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 24 mm