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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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
DOI: 
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
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

Print Publication Year: 
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
2. The adviser to princes

2. The adviser to princes  

Quentin Skinner

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0002
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9780198837572
‘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
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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Sep 2013
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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
4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0004
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9780195377996
‘The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce’ describes how in the mid-twenty-fourth century bce the leader Sargon was able to conquer many of the little city states of Mesopotamia to create a new ... More
1. All things to all men

1. All things to all men  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0001
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9780192804181
‘All things to all men’ considers the many different conceptions of Celticness: from New Age body decoration to concerns for the survival of regional identity, from half-baked attempts at ... More
5. Altars steeped in human blood

5. Altars steeped in human blood  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0005
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9780199539406
According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers, ... More
2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0003
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9780199582877
‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids

3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0003
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9780199539406
‘The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids’ considers a range of archaeological data relevant to the intellectual life and belief systems of the inhabitants of Gaul ... More
2. Assyrian places

2. Assyrian places  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0002
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian places’ considers the exploration of key sites that provide insight into Assyria’s rediscovery since the mid-19th century. Firstly, it looks at the city where everything ... More
6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire

6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0006
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‘Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire’ considers the key aspects of governance and ideology that contributed to the Assyrian Empire’s control over its holdings for three centuries. ... More
4. Assyrians abroad

4. Assyrians abroad  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0004
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‘Assyrians abroad’ captures snapshots of Assyrian lives far away from the city of Aššur and Assyrian heartland through a range of primary sources from different periods. Accounts of ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
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9780198715900
‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More
9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
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9780198726470
‘Babylon in later ages’ begins with Babylonia under Persian rule when Cyrus invaded in 539. He honoured, preserved, and maintained Babylon’s and Babylonia’s time-honoured traditions, cults, ... More
2. Babylonian society through the perspective of Hammurabi’s Laws

2. Babylonian society through the perspective of Hammurabi’s Laws  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0003
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9780198726470
An imposing stone stele (pillar) discovered during excavations of the ancient city of Susa in ad 1901–2 depicts Shamash, god of justice, and the Babylonian king, Hammurabi. It is also ... More
6. Barbarism

6. Barbarism  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0006
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9780199546206
‘Barbarism’ examines the late antique understanding of barbarism. Is barbarism about society, art, behaviour, or fashion? Who were the Barbarians, and where did they come from? The Romans ... More
2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce

2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0002
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9780195377996
‘The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce’ starts this history of the ancient Near East by looking at the beginning of the period of prosperity in Mesopotamia, focusing in particular on the ... More
3. The big ideaChristian salvation

3. The big idea: Christian salvation  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0004
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9780199697298
‘The big idea: Christian salvation’ shows how an elite of religious leaders shaped European life and extended the reach of Christianity further north. The monastic tradition—Benedictine and ... More
3. The bonds of tenure, ecclesiastical and secular

3. The bonds of tenure, ecclesiastical and secular  

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775376
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801616.003.0004
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9780192801616
‘The bonds of tenure, ecclesiastical and secular’ highlights the most important novelty of the Conquest as homage, which came to constitute the relationship between royal lord and vassal on ... More

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