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4. The responsibilities and dangers of the empire

4. The responsibilities and dangers of the empire  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0005
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‘The Responsibilities and dangers of Empire’ shows that by the mid-17th century, it had become clear that Russia was primarily a north Eurasian empire, rather than an Orthodox ecumene or an ... More
1. Before Alexander

1. Before Alexander  

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/9780198706151.003.0002
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‘Before Alexander’ gives a brief history of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the kingdom of Macedon before they came into conflict, to set the scene for Alexander the Great's era. The ... More
Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Russian History: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoffrey Hosking

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.001.0001
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Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. Russian History: A ... More
3. The Russian Empire and Europe

3. The Russian Empire and Europe  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0004
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‘The Russian Empire and Europe’ shows how Peter the Great's creation of a national army and navy consolidated Russia as a European power. To defend its frontiers, and to deal with threats ... More
6. Priene

6. Priene  

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/9780198746041.003.0006
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In the mid-4th century bc, the small Greek city of Priene was founded in the Maeander river valley in western Asia Minor. It flourished for around 250 years, before the city’s harbours were ... More
5. Encounters

5. Encounters  

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/9780198746041.003.0005
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‘Encounters’ travels to the outermost limits of Hellenistic civilization, where Graeco-Macedonian societies of the Mediterranean and western Asia interacted with sophisticated and powerful ... 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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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0003
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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
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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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0001
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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
2. From Alexander to Augustus

2. From Alexander to Augustus  

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/9780198746041.003.0002
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‘From Alexander to Augustus’ describes the twists and turns of Hellenistic history, from Alexander’s accession (336 bc) to Cleopatra’s death and the end of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 bc). It ... More
4. Total war, revolutionary war

4. Total war, revolutionary war  

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/9780199590964.003.0005
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To what extent can we attribute French success up to 1812 to the revolutionary mobilization of the people, in terms of ideological commitment; new techniques on the battlefield; and the ... More
7. The people’s war

7. The people’s war  

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/9780199590964.003.0008
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War is not just fought by leaders and soldiers, it is fought by people against other people. Governments, churches, intellectuals, the press, and cultural organizations used different ... More
5. Downfall, 1812–1815

5. Downfall, 1812–1815  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0006
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‘Downfall, 1812–1815’ describes Napoleon’s catastrophic attempt to destroy Russia’s army in 1812. Despite failing to win the latest Russian war, Napoleon still controlled vast territories ... More
The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad

The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad  

Robert C. Allen

in The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.003.0006
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The Industrial Revolution may have ended for Britain in 1867, but it had only just begun elsewhere. ‘The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad’ charts the different regions’ share of ... 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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‘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
Introduction

Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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The Introduction outlines the life of Alexander the Great, born in 356 bc, king of Macedon from 336 until his death in 323 through what we can glean from the pictorial and literary evidence ... 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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9780191780028
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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. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan

7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0008
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‘Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan’ considers Alexander's five-year tour away from Persepolis from the Spring of 330 onwards. This journey to the East attracted more unusual ... More
9. After Alexander

9. After Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0010
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‘After Alexander’ looks at Alexander's afterlife, and how many of the views of Alexander that are prominent in popular culture came into being. The Alexander that has come to us from ... 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. The emperor, 1804–1812

4. The emperor, 1804–1812  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780190911959
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10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0005
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9780199321667
‘The emperor, 1804–1812’ describes the imperial expansion after Napoleon became Emperor. It explains how the new political and military forces unleashed by the French Revolution, which had ... More

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