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the guide to historical resources • Issue 10: The Cold War •

The Cold War

A photograph of the British contingent of the MNF, in Beirut, Lebanon

The British contingent of the MNF, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Image courtesy of the Imperial War Museum (photo reference: CT951)


Was the Cold War driven by the superpowers or the periphery?

History in Focus invited ten academics to answer this question from their own research perspective. The resulting pieces, listed below, illustrate the breadth and depth of historical research relating to the Cold War. Different perspectives, different foci and different methodologies have guided the authors of these articles, and we hope they will be of interest to historians and students of the Cold War, and of the military, political, cultural and social history of the second half of the twentieth century.

Articles index

Introductions to the question
Cultural aspects
Regional perspectives

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