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3. ‘As if the king of each’16th and 17th centuries

3. ‘As if the king of each’: 16th and 17th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0003
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9780198792963
Charles V did not try to unite his disparate realms, but ruled instead through the separate governments of his individual lands and kingdoms. The preferred method of 16th-century Habsburg ... More
8. Athens

8. Athens  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0008
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The enhanced esteem of Athens from the 1830s on has held its own, helped by the association of Sparta with authoritarian regimes. ‘Athens’ looks at this classical city, located 8 kilometres ... More
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship

3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0003
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9780198746041
Kingship in the early Hellenistic world was primarily a matter of power and war was at the heart of Hellenistic kingship. ‘Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship’ begins with the ... More
5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt

5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0006
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‘Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt’ chronicles Alexander's journey into Egypt, which was the first of the major Near Eastern kingdoms to come under his control. Egypt had a system of government ... More
1. The idea of the Hellenistic

1. The idea of the Hellenistic  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0001
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9780198746041
The word ‘Hellenistic’ is used to refer to a historical epoch, a geographical region, and a range of cultural phenomena seen as characteristic of this region and period. There is a wealth ... More
12. Byzantion

12. Byzantion  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0012
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The Greeks founded a city they called Byzantion on the Asiatic side of mainland Greece. ‘Byzantion’ tells the story of this city. After Byzantion's foundation — traditionally in either 688 ... More
11. Alexandria

11. Alexandria  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0011
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To stabilize his conquests strategically, and to unify his new kingdom culturally, Alexander III founded a number of Greek-speaking eponymous Alexandrias. There is some dispute over exactly ... More
2. Mythology and history

2. Mythology and history  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0002
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‘Mythology and history’ describes the combined mythological and historical narratives that have had a powerful influence on contemporary Iranian identity. The mythological dynasties and ... More
2. A Public Figure

2. A Public Figure  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0002
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‘A public figure‘ discusses Aristotle’s second period in Athens, the cultural capital of the Greek world. He taught regularly in the Lyceum, believing that knowledge and teaching were ... More
3. Zoological Researches

3. Zoological Researches  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0003
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9780192854087
Aristotle’s first period in Athens had lasted for twenty years. In 347 he suddenly left, probably for political reasons. During his travels, 347–35, he undertook most of the work on which ... More
2. The imperial vision11th to 16th century

2. The imperial vision: 11th to 16th century  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0002
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9780198792963
‘The imperial vision: 11th to 16th century’ describes the efforts of key Habsburgs—such as Rudolf, Rudolf IV, Frederick III, and Maximilian—to expand their empire, sometimes under false ... More
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0004
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‘Warrior: Alexander's Army’ describes Alexander's military campaigning, which he continued throughout his reign and for which he is perhaps most famous. The title of ‘Undefeated’ is ... More
7. The ‘Middle Ages’ in our daily lives

7. The ‘Middle Ages’ in our daily lives  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0008
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‘The “Middle Ages” in our daily lives’ discusses some of the legacies of this period: universities, the printed book, and song. The 12th century saw increased specialization in centres of ... More
6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia

6. King of the world: Alexander and Persia  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0007
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‘King of the World: Alexander and Persia’ examines where the title ‘King of the World’ to describe Alexander came from and his image as a ‘King of the World’. It first appears in the ... More
10. Thebes

10. Thebes  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0010
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The city of Thebes was the chief beneficiary of the ongoing attrition between the Athenians and the Spartans. It is a city deep in myth. ‘Thebes’ examines the significance of the town. For ... More
13. Epilogue

13. Epilogue  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0013
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For the Greeks, politics happened at the centre of their lives. Our word ‘politics’ comes from the ancient Greek neuter plural adjective politika meaning ‘matters relating to the polis’. ... More
4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks

4. Commander: Alexander and the Greeks  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0005
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‘Commander: Alexander and the Greeks’ describes what is known about Alexander's treatment of the Greek cities. The narrative accounts of Alexander's life tell us a great deal about how ... More
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Cartledge

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.001.0001
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book
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9780199601349
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction takes the polis as its starting point and uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and ... More
Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Iran: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Ansari

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.001.0001
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book
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9780199669349
Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a ... More
4. The conquest of Mexico

4. The conquest of Mexico  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0005
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9780199755028
‘The conquest of Mexico’ explores literature related to the seizure of Mexico by the conquistadores. Conquest was supposedly the legitimate seizure of land from enemies of Christianity, but ... More

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