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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
ISBN: 
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 (2nd edn)  

William Doyle

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191875649
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198840077
There are many familiar images of the French Revolution garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of ‘let them eat cake’ and tricolours. The French ... 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 (2nd edn)  

Quentin Skinner

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191874215
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198837572
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
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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
Item type: 
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 the impact ... 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
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
Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction

Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction  

Jane Caplan

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191785528
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706953.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198706953
The Nazi regime dominated European history for twelve years between 1933 and 1945, and left a legacy that still echoes today. Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction provides a highly ... 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
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 2018
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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