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African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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book
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9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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book
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
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book
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9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig L. Symonds

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.001.0001
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book
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9780199394760
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution, through its emergence as a global ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction  

Heather Andrea Williams

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.001.0001
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book
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9780199922680
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of American slavery, from the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s until its abolition following the ... More
The American West: A Very Short Introduction

The American West: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Aron

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.001.0001
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9780199858934
The American West: A Very Short Introduction tracks “the West” from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 ad, through early encounters with Europeans, to the Newlands ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
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9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
Published Online: 
Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction  

Harry Sidebottom

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804709
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction examines all aspects of ancient warfare, from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. How did wars shape ... More
The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction  

John Blair

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.001.0001
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9780192854032
The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction covers the era from the emergence of the earliest English settlements around the year ad 450 to the Norman victory in 1066 ... More
Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Madeline Y. Hsu

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190219796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.001.0001
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9780190219765
Asians have migrated to North America for centuries, in search of opportunities and conveyed by increasingly dense, international circuits of trade, labor markets, and family networks. ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
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book
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9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.001.0001
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book
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9780198726470
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief ... More
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Loughlin

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778445
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.001.0001
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9780199697694
The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores one of the most unusual constitutional arrangements in the world. It considers the scope and nature of the British ... More
The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashley Jackson

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199605415
The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction explores how the British Empire became so powerful and far-reaching. From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British ... More
The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Cunliffe

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804181
The Celts: A Very Short Introduction seeks to reveal the true nature of the Celts. Were they savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a ... More
The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. McMahon

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.001.0001
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book
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9780192801784
The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction argues that the massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of ... More
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.001.0001
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book
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9780199766239
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction presents the current scholarly understanding of the subject. During the past generation, historians have broadened that ... More
The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.001.0001
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book
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9780195392296
The Conquistadors: A very Short Introduction investigates the facts and myths behind the Spanish invasion of the New World. With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded ... More
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Tyerman

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.001.0001
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book
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9780192806550
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction examines this topic by bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between ... More
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Curt Kraus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199740550
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction illuminates China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Moving beyond Mao Zedong, this VSI links Beijing's ... More
Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction  

Dane Kennedy

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605537
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199340491
Decolonization is the term commonly used to refer to this transition from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states in the years after World War II. Decolonization: A Very ... More
Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Druids: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Cunliffe

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199539406
The Druids: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer the questions: Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into ... More
Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Langford

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776540
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192853998
Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction spans the period from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat in his attempts at ... More
Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Howe

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802231
There is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Empire: A Very Short Introduction asks: Do the United States and its ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

The First World War: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Howard

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776878
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.001.0001
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book
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9780199205592
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction is a concise history of the ‘Great War’, focusing on why it happened, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. ... More
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction  

R. B. Bernstein

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190273545
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190273514
The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and ... More
Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction  

Andreas Önnerfors

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
Published Online: 
Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837364
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198796275
Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest, most widespread voluntary organizations. With a strong sense of liberation, moral enlightenment, cosmopolitan openness, and forward-looking ... More
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776519
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192853967
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction shows that we are still living with the consequences of the French Revolution and explores its legacy in the form of ... More
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction  

Bhikhu Parekh

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854575
Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he ... More
The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Rauchway

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195326345
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction explores the roots, events, and legacy of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. America's post-war ... More
The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Martyn Rady

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198792963
From the 13th to the 20th centuries, Habsburgs ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were rulers of Spain. Through Spain, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and part ... More
The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Cheryl A. Wall

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199335558
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars. It was the cultural phase of the “New Negro” movement, a social and political phenomenon ... More
History: A Very Short Introduction

History: A Very Short Introduction  

John H. Arnold

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776342
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853523.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853523
History: A Very Short Introduction is an essay about how we study and understand history. Rather than concentrating on a specific period of history, it discusses the theory of ... More
The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776076
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804990.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804990
Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar? The History ... More
The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785450
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198706786
The Industrial Revolution was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, and led to far reaching transformations of society. The ... More
Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Iran: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Ansari

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199669349
Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a ... More
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction  

Gillian Clark

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199546206
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction debates the concept of and the events that took place in late antiquity. Was late antiquity a period of decline or transformation, ... More
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction  

Quentin Skinner

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776618
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854070.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854070
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction considers the life and impact of the Florentine renaissance humanist, diplomat, historian, and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. ... More
Magic: A Very Short Introduction

Magic: A Very Short Introduction  

Owen Davies

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777929
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588022.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199588022
Magic: A Very Short Introduction describes the many manifestations of magic — the supernatural, superstition, simple illusions, religious miracles, and fantasies of the ... More
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Vincent

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199582877
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction outlines the context and history of one of the most famous constitutional texts in world history. Magna Carta's origins in the troubled ... More
Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

Malthus: A Very Short Introduction  

Donald Winch

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778360
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670413
Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. Malthus: A Very Short ... More
Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Mao: A Very Short Introduction  

Delia Davin

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199588664
Mao: A Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey from peasant child to ruler of China. He was a founder of both the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Army. His ... More
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854025
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British ... More
The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Knight

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745631
The Mexican Revolution defined the socio-political experience of 20th-century life in Mexico. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the ... More
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction  

Miri Rubin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199697298
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction explores the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity of the period of European history between 500 and 1500 and ... More
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Rana Mitter

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198753704
China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese ‘economic miracle’. It ... More
Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Modern France: A Very Short Introduction  

Vanessa Schwartz

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365722
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195389418
Modern France: A Very Short Introduction argues that modern France, as both a world stage and a global crossroads, is an essential actor in the development of contemporary ... More
Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Goto-Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199235698
Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction aims to explode the myths and explore the reality of modern Japan by considering its history, economy, politics, and culture. Japan is ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction  

Morris Rossabi

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365906
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199840892
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction follows the Mongol empire from its height of success to its collapse from internal disunity. Struggles for succession and ill-planned, ... More
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Rapport

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199590964
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief outline of these conflicts, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. What were the origins ... More
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853981
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction is an account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 ... More
The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction  

George Garnett

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775376
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801616.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801616
The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the most profound turning points in English history. The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was ... More
North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365555
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195307542
North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction describes how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers travelled over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska from ... More
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Bunton

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778179
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603930.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199603930
The Palestinian–Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction explains the history of this conflict, reducing it to its very essence — a modern territorial contest between two ... More
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Gosden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775789
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803436.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803436
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction examines how we became who we are today by investigating four and a half million years of human existence, investigating topics such as ... More
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction  

Walter Nugent

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365579
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195311068
Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of progressivism in America — its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. ... More
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jack A. Goldstone

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199858507
From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and ... More
Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Peter Salway

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191780721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712169.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198712169
For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond. Roman Britain: A Very ... More
Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Russian History: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Hosking

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199580989
Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. Russian History: A ... More
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

S. A. Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853950
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. What impact did ... More
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction  

James A. Millward

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365883
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199782864
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction looks beyond the initial exotic impression conveyed by the phrase ‘silk road’ to sketch the historical background against which the ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Graham

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803771
The Spanish Civil War: Very Short Introduction offers an explanation of the war's origins and course, explores its impact on a personal and international scale, and provides an ... More
Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Sport: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Cronin

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688340
Sport is big business, international in nature, and the focus of much media and cultural attention. Sport: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of sport, from its traditional ... More
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Morrill

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854001
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction sets the Revolution in its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the ... More
Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth O. Morgan

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776526
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853974
Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction examines the forces of consensus and conflict in twentieth-century Britain. This VSI covers the trauma of the First World ... More
Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2017
Published Online: 
Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198766131
Exploring the origins, concept, and the idea and ideal of the university and college, Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world’s oldest, most ... More
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction  

Donald Critchlow

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199340057
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential ... More
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian D. Richards

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction reveals the history, society, and culture of the Vikings, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. How did the ... More
War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction  

Alex Roland

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190605384.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190605384
Warfare and its technologies predate human history. Their dynamic relationship drives the transformation of war and countless realms of technological innovation. Yet even now the newest, ... More
World War II: A Very Short Introduction

World War II: A Very Short Introduction  

Gerhard L. Weinberg

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688777
World War II: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins, course, and impact of the Second World War on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. ... More

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