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3. Lived experience

3. Lived experience  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0004
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9780199607891
People's experience of war varies greatly according to the background and assumptions of the person retelling their experience, and the cultural and historical location against which they ... More
1. The origins of Spain's civil war

1. The origins of Spain's civil war  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0001
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‘The origins of Spain's civil war’ examines what exactly led Spain to a state of civil war. Many forces, both internal and external, were crucial to how events panned out. It started out as ... More
5. The present

5. The present  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0005
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9780199609260
‘The present’ argues that, whether or not a novel chooses to focus on something in the present, it will inescapably be in some way about the time of its writing. The novel is an ... More
2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime

2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0003
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9780192853950
The October revolution was viewed as a chance for justice and equality to prevail over the old regime of arbitrariness and exploitation. The Bolsheviks hoped that revolution would break out ... More
3. Yan’an

3. Yan’an  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0003
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9780199588664
‘Yan'an’ charts Mao's time in Yan'an. During the civil war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were anxious to build an alliance with the Guomindang against Japan. Soon after the civil war ... More
1. Foundations

1. Foundations  

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/9780198804314.003.0001
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9780198804314
For decades air power has been the primary tool used by major powers to coerce recalcitrant opponents. Aircraft have fundamentally changed the conduct of war on land and at sea at the ... More
6. West and East

6. West and East  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0007
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9780199238484
‘West and East’ reviews the ambivalent Soviet relationship with the wider world. In 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries hoped for a pan-European revolution and the collapse of capitalism. They ... More
3. Governing Italy

3. Governing Italy  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191793332
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0004
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9780198726517
One strand of controversy and debate concerning Italy’s path to modernity has focused on its political system and style of government. In liberal Italy, there are two styles of governing: ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
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9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More
2. Government and Law

2. Government and Law  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0002
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9780192854001
‘Government and Law’ shows how, despite the government's limited financial resources, fiscal innovations — particularly in indirect taxation — allowed them to balance the budget by the end ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
6. War to end war?

6. War to end war?  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780190645014
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10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0006
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9780190644987
The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf ... More
1. Society and Economic Life

1. Society and Economic Life  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0001
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‘British Society and Economic Life’ considers the significant changes in conditions in the seventeenth century. Before 1650, relentless population growth resulted in subsistence crises, ... More
5. Commonwealth and Protectorate

5. Commonwealth and Protectorate  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0005
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‘Commonwealth and Protectorate’ argues that government during this period was something of a paradox, attempting societal and constitutional innovation, whilst securing the legal system, ... More
4. The Civil Wars

4. The Civil Wars  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0004
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‘The Civil Wars’ shows the country's gradual drift into the First Civil War. Parliament's victory came not through military factors — both sides professionalized their armies — but because ... More
Contemporary FictionA Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Eaglestone

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.001.0001
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9780199609260
Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction explores a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow ... More
4. The past

4. The past  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0004
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9780199609260
‘The past’ points out that novels have always been interested in the past, in history, and in memory. Contemporary fiction often rejects the traditional historical novel, instead exploring ... More
6. The future

6. The future  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0006
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9780199609260
The image of the future in contemporary fiction is inseparable from ideas about the impact of technology: expressions of hope or despair about that future are measured through the figure of ... More
5. Steam and IronThe Civil War Navy (1850–1865)

5. Steam and Iron: The Civil War Navy (1850–1865)  

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/9780199394760.003.0005
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9780199394760
From 1850, the issue of slavery’s future affected nearly every aspect of American politics and government. That same decade also witnessed a virtual technological revolution that affected ... More
5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)

5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)  

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/9780198745631.003.0005
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9780198745631
The rebel leaders of 1914 purged opponents and imposed their will by force. This new radicalism had three dimensions: personnel, policy, and practice. ‘The Revolution in power’ describes ... More

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