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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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book
ISBN: 
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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book
ISBN: 
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
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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book
ISBN: 
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
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 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 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
ISBN: 
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
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
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
ISBN: 
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 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
The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Joachim Whaley

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198748762
The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction outlines the fascinating thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806, and its legacy for the two centuries ... 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
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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
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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
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
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
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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 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
Item type: 
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
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
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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
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Chris Gosden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841705
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198803515
Prehistory covers the period of some four million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. Prehistory: A Very Short ... 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
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 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
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
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

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