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History of International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy in the 20th Century (Volume I)

Editor(s): Boris F. Martyn, Anatoly V. Torkunov, William C. Wohlforth

Book Description

These volumes present a compact analytical narrative of 20th century international politics penned by some of Russia’s most distinguished historians. Written in accessible prose and designed as an introductory text for students of international relations, the collection will interest all readers curious about perspectives on the twentieth century’s most consequential events.

This first volume, covering 1914-1945, shows how the short-sightedness of world leaders, the unbound nationalism of the masses and the unpredictable will of destiny led to World War I. It then addresses the core topic of how the common desire for peace, which reigned after the end of that war, could rocket Hitler to power in Germany and then lead to World War II.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4373-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4373-0
Date of Publication: 01/02/2020
Pages / Size: 320 / A5
Price: £69.99


Anatoly V. Torkunov is Professor and Rector of MGIMO University, Russia, and Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the President of the Russian International Studies Association and Co-president of the Russian Historical Society. He is also the author and co-author of nine books and more than 200 articles and book chapters.

William C. Wohlforth is the Daniel Webster Professor at Dartmouth College, USA, where he teaches in the Department of Government. Before coming to Dartmouth, he taught at Princeton and Georgetown Universities, USA. He is the author and editor of nine books and some 60 articles and chapters.

Boris F. Martynov is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia at MGIMO University, Russia. From 1999 to 2016, he served as a Deputy Director at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has authored ten books and over 100 articles.