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5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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9780192853851
‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
3. The polemics of possession

3. The polemics of possession  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0004
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9780199755028
‘The polemics of possession’ examines the polemic regarding the Castilians' right to govern the New World. As the Indies had not threatened Spain the conquest of their lands was not ‘just’ ... 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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
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
7. African religions today

7. African religions today  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0007
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9780199790586
African indigenous religion in contemporary Africa struggles to maintain its legal tone and identity in the face of the forces of Islam and Christianity, especially radicalized forms. But ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0009
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9780195331783
The United States is truly a multicultural society, or a global society, as any visitor to the country will attest. This global society has developed in fits and starts. The Conclusion ... More
2. Oviedo and Las Casas

2. Oviedo and Las Casas  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0003
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9780199755028
‘Oviedo and Las Casas’ compares the differences between the histories of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and Bartolomé de Las Casas. Oviedo, a product of the Italian and Castile courts, ... More
1. The Atlantic slave trade

1. The Atlantic slave trade  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0001
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9780199922680
Slavery had long existed in Europe and Africa, but the history of the Atlantic slave trade begins in the 1440s with Portuguese exploration of West Africa. ‘The Atlantic slave trade’ charts ... More
3. The work of slavery

3. The work of slavery  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0003
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9780199922680
‘The work of slavery’ describes the wide range of work and duties allocated to enslaved people—men, women, and children—in the North and South. From the 1600s to 1865 the vast majority ... More
4. Struggles for control

4. Struggles for control  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0004
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9780199922680
It took persistent effort on the part of slave owners and their allies to keep slavery in place, to make people work without pay, and to sustain the arguments that justified the forced ... More
1. Traditions

1. Traditions  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0002
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9780190681388
More is known about ancient childhoods in the West than elsewhere in the world, but from what is known, all cultures believed that childhood was more than a phase of biological immaturity, ... More
5. The century of the child and beyond

5. The century of the child and beyond  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0006
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9780190681388
The 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child, issued by the United Nations, provided a far more detailed and supposedly binding set of conditions and rights than the 1924 Declaration of ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0001
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9780199601349
What is Ancient Greece? It can be described as a civilization of cities, defined as a type of self-governing geopolitical space combining town and country in a dynamic symbiosis. The ... More
6. Massalia

6. Massalia  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0006
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Several cities and settlements of coastal Provence betray their Greek origin in their name, such as Antibes, which started out as Antipolis, meaning ‘city opposite’, and Nice, which used to ... More
6. The war at sea

6. The war at sea  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0007
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9780199590964
The British navy was a formidable enemy to the French. Size alone did not account for the success of the British navy at securing maritime dominance as the French could call on the Dutch ... More
3. Mycenae

3. Mycenae  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0003
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9780199601349
Mycenae is the major Late Bronze Age city in the Argolis region of the north-east Peloponnese that gave its name to an entire era: the ‘Mycenaean’ Age. ‘Mycenae’ focuses on this Ancient ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780190911959
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0001
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9780199321667
The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his ... More
2. Inventing new selves

2. Inventing new selves  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0002
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9780199335558
‘Inventing new selves’ considers the New Negroes and their efforts to rescue the race and themselves from the stereotypes and caricatures that represented black Americans in the first ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199340057
In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
5. Surviving slavery

5. Surviving slavery  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199922680
People may not have survived the hard labor and the violence, the domination, and the degradation of slavery had they not found ways of nurturing their spirits. Most enslaved people did not ... More
20. Reluctant Imperialists?

20. Reluctant Imperialists?  

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
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0020
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853981
‘Reluctant Imperialists?’ outlines British imperial policy in the late nineteenth century. Britain did not, as a whole, look for increased direct imperial authority, nor did public opinion ... More

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