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17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’

17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0017
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‘A Great Change in Manners‘ draws attention to the remarkable order and balance of British society between the 1850s and 1890s. Despite massive industrial and social change, crime fell in ... More
4. ‘A work of truth’L’Assommoir

4. ‘A work of truth’: L’Assommoir  

Brian Nelson

in Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191874208
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837565.003.0005
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‘A work of truth’ looks at the novel L’Assommoir, the first to represent how the workers—the new French industrial proletariat—really lived. The story of Gervaise Macquart, a washerwoman ... More
4. The abolitionist crossroads

4. The abolitionist crossroads  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0005
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After the turbulent 1830s, doubt and discord haunted the antislavery ranks. Facing opposition in the North and South, immediate abolitionists quarrelled not only with their opponents but ... More
5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War

5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0006
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Although abolitionists never enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States, they found that northerners were more interested in their critiques of slavery during the 1850s. “The ... More
6. Abortion

6. Abortion  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780191884481
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10.1093/actrade/9780198850052.003.0006
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Buddhist attitudes to abortion are influenced by its belief in rebirth and the idea that life is a never-ending continuum. Many Buddhists, accordingly, feel that abortion is prohibited by ... More
4. ‘Absolutes’, Simple Natures, and Problems

4. ‘Absolutes’, Simple Natures, and Problems  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0004
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‘Absolutes, Simple Natures and Problems’ deals mainly with the Regulae, an incomplete treatise which anticipated some of the innovations of the Geometry, and which adapted, in outline, some ... More
5. Absurdism, protest, and commitment

5. Absurdism, protest, and commitment  

Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

in Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785269
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10.1093/actrade/9780199658770.003.0006
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9780199658770
The decades 1960–80 witnessed a seismic shift in modern drama. The rage that came to define, and fuel, much of the drama in the 1960s and 1970s is directed at the audience. ‘Absurdism, ... More
3. Achievements and challengesThe history the founding fathers made

3. Achievements and challenges: The history the founding fathers made  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0003
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For seven decades, the founding fathers played pivotal roles in creating an American nation and its constitutional system. “Achievements and challenges: The history the founding fathers ... More
6. Across the ocean: seafaring and overseas expansion

6. Across the ocean: seafaring and overseas expansion  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
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9780191776151
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0006
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9780192806079
What was it about the Vikings and their dragon-headed longships that makes them seem so distinctive in our imagination? Overseas exploits were not exceptional at that time. ‘Across the ... More
3. Across the world

3. Across the world  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777677
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0004
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9780199575152
‘Across the world’ shows how Pentecostalism expanded globally through missionary agencies and by the planting of self-sustaining congregations adapted to local culture. It was less welcome ... More
1. An Ad Hoc NavyThe Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1. An Ad Hoc Navy: The Revolutionary War (1775–1783)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0001
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9780199394760
‘An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775–1783)’ describes the Patriots’ response to the British Royal Navy strongholds in Boston and New York and the role of armed vessels during the ... More
4. Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of gender identities

4. Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of gender identities  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0004
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Like race, gender seems to be an immutable element of our identity, while in both cases natural and socio-cultural determinants interact. ‘Adam and Eve, Hijra, LGBTQs, and the shake-up of ... More
2. The adviser to princes

2. The adviser to princes  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0002
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‘The adviser to princes’ considers The Prince, completed in 1513, but not published until 1532. Machiavelli wrote it partly to recommend himself to the new Medici rulers of Florence. The ... More
8. Aerostats to algorithms 2001–2020

8. Aerostats to algorithms 2001–2020  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0008
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Aircraft and air forces continue to play central roles in conventional battlefields in the early years of the 21st century. However, despite superior Western military power over forces in ... More
6. Aesthetics and life

6. Aesthetics and life  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0006
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9780198826613
‘Aesthetics and life’ considers several questions to show how aesthetics and life are intertwined on all kinds of levels. Should we treat our life as a work of art? Should we become the ... More
5. Aesthetics and the other

5. Aesthetics and the other  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0005
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‘Aesthetic and the other’ looks at the interpersonal dimension of aesthetics. Aesthetics is rarely a solitary endeavour. We are social beings and there are very few aesthetic situations ... More
4. Aesthetics and the self

4. Aesthetics and the self  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0004
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‘Aesthetics and the self’ explains how we take our aesthetic preferences to be a big part of who we are, but how these preferences change surprisingly quickly and often without us noticing. ... More
6. Æthelred and Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy

6. Æthelred and Cnut: The Decline of the English Monarchy  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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9780191776571
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0006
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9780192854032
The following two reigns after Eadgar would show that there were many limitations to West Saxon kingship of England. Edward ‘the Martyr’ lasted just a short while before being replaced ... More
8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest

8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0008
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9780195389142
America in the immediate postwar period was a peculiar mix of material abundance and mass-culture distractions. Under the safety net of 1950s America, anti-communist paranoia and disquiet ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0008
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9780199340057
The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... More

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