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6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
4. Revolutions in the ancient world

4. Revolutions in the ancient world  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0004
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‘Revolutions in the ancient world’ begins with the revolutions from the pharaohs to Greece and Rome. For Plato and Aristotle, the cause of revolutions was social injustice. In practice, ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0001
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The Mexican Revolution deserves to be included among the world’s ‘great’ or ‘social’ revolutions for the scale of the fighting, the intense popular mobilization it involved, and the changes ... More
6. Where it stands

6. Where it stands  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0006
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The historian François Furet proclaimed in 1978, at the start of a much celebrated essay, that ‘The French Revolution is finished’. He meant the Revolution ought to be the subject for ... More
The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Knight

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.001.0001
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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
1. What is a revolution?

1. What is a revolution?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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‘What is a revolution?’ illustrates how revolutions differ from other kinds of disorders and social change. Peasant revolts, grain riots, strikes, social movements, coups, and civil wars ... More
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jack A. Goldstone

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Dec 2013
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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
2. What causes revolutions?

2. What causes revolutions?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0002
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‘What causes revolutions?’ shows that revolutions are complex processes that emerge from the social order becoming frayed in many areas at once. There are five elements that create an ... More
5. What it started

5. What it started  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0005
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The Revolution was about an assertion of national sovereignty. Nations were to be the new supreme source of authority in human affairs. ‘What it started’ turns to consider the effects of ... 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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‘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
11. The future of revolutions

11. The future of revolutions  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0011
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‘The future of revolutions’ suggests that revolutions will continue to occur where regimes exhibit the five conditions that lead to state breakdown. These conditions seem most likely to ... More
2. Why it happened

2. Why it happened  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0002
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Describing why the French Revolution happened poses challenges. The French Revolution was not a single event, it was a series of developments which stretched over a number of years ... More
1. Echoes

1. Echoes  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0001
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‘Echoes’ examines the legacy of the French Revolution in the Western world through the lens of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1859) offers the ... More
4. The Gulag

4. The Gulag  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191790102
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0004
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‘The Gulag’ examines the Stalinist system of camps and ‘special settlements’ that developed through different phases of deportation from 1929–30 through to the late 1950s, although the camp ... More
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.001.0001
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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
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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9780199899395
For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0002
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The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were a struggle of catastrophic proportions. They erupted from a series of chronic cracks that had opened in the international order of ... More
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig L. Symonds

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May 2018
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May 2018
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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
1. What constitution?

1. What constitution?  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778445
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0002
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9780199697694

What constitution?’ asks why Britain never adopted a ‘modern’ constitution. The traditional view of constitution saw it as an inheritance, developed over time from the national spirit. The ... More
2. Origins

2. Origins  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191790102
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0002
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9780198723387
‘Origins’ traces the concentration camp’s origins in 19th- and early 20th-century colonial settings in Australia, the United States, Cuba, South Africa, and German South-West Africa (today ... More

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