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Sources and Approaches for the Study of International Arrangements and Diplomacy in the Bretton Woods era - 10 credits (HST812)

Many historians working on contemporary international history British history have only a vague understanding of the role played by the Bretton Woods institutions. Indeed frequently they do not engage with international economic issues despite the central importance of these to the political discourse and evolution of the modern world. This course is designed to introduce historians to the role played in international and national affairs by the Bretton Woods institutions since 1944 in the expectation that their understanding of contemporary international history will be enriched and they will be able to engage with sources they would either have neglected or perhaps misunderstood.