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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course assesses some of the main flashpoints of the Cold War and considers why they occurred, how serious they were and how they shaped our understanding of post-war global history. It starts with an examination of the historiographical debates that surround the origins of the hostilities between East and West, assessing the schools of thought concerning the question of who was to blame for the emergence of this conflict. It then examines early flashpoints of the Cold War, including the Berlin Blockade and the formation of NATO, the Korean War and the invasion of Hungary.


Course dates

17 Jul 2016 to 23 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

04 Jul 2016

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code