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1. Before Alexander

1. Before Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0002
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9780198706151
‘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
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0009
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9780192804761
Classical mythology is kept alive if the stories are being used and retold. It is a continual process of telling, retelling, provoking, reacting, analysing, and revising. The Conclusion ... More
9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
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9780198726470
‘Babylon in later ages’ begins with Babylonia under Persian rule when Cyrus invaded in 539. He honoured, preserved, and maintained Babylon’s and Babylonia’s time-honoured traditions, cults, ... 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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9780198746041
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
The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Thonemann

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.001.0001
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9780198746041
Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology, The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from ... 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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9780198746041
‘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
4. Collecting Facts

4. Collecting Facts  

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/9780192854087.003.0004
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9780192854087
‘Collecting Facts’ examines Aristotle’s research methods. While much of his work was based on his own study and observations, he also relied on the expertise of others. Written sources were ... More
4. Iran and the West

4. Iran and the West  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0004
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9780199669349
‘Iran and the West’ charts the relationship between Iran and the West beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries with increased contact with Western rulers eager to secure both economic ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0011
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9780199601349
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. Imperial power

2. Imperial power  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0003
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9780192803917
‘Imperial power’ considers the presentation of imperial might, looking at emperors both as gods and as men. A powerful imperial cult existed, with emperors deified through processions, ... More
2. How the Bible was Written

2. How the Bible was Written  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0002
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9780192853431
‘How the Bible was Written’ examines some of the features of the Bible's composition. Over what period was it written? How was the text recorded and what is the relationship between oral ... 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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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
5. Literary forms

5. Literary forms  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0005
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9780199735709
‘Literary forms’ examines the major literary forms found in the New Testament, including letters and narrative. Historical analysis of the Pauline correspondence is shown to have three main ... More
6. The cost of empire

6. The cost of empire  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0007
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9780199595112
Why did the political and social balance on which the Republic depended disintegrate into chaos and civil war? ‘The cost of empire’ considers the effect of expansion on the Republic's ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780199590964.003.0001
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9780199590964
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1792 until 1815. They are among the longest and most intense conflicts ever seen in Europe. The French Wars were not an ideological ... 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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9780199590964
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
2. Cnossos

2. Cnossos  

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/9780199601349.003.0002
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9780199601349
Cnossos, along with four other centres extending along the length of the island of Crete, was developed around 2000 bce (rather than 3000 bce as is often thought). ‘Cnossos’ describes the ... 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
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9780191778124
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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
5. Miletus

5. Miletus  

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/9780199601349.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199601349
Miletus was a major player in Ionia, a region of Hellas, roughly at the centre of the Aegean littoral of western Antolia. ‘Miletus’ explains the role of this city in the history of Ancient ... More

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