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6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
4. Revolutions in the ancient world

4. Revolutions in the ancient world  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0004
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‘Revolutions in the ancient world’ begins with the revolutions from the pharaohs to Greece and Rome. For Plato and Aristotle, the cause of revolutions was social injustice. In practice, ... More
2. Section to nation

2. Section to nation  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0003
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‘Section to nation’ examines how, by 1830, the American South had long had a predominantly agricultural economy. Its people soon idealized the agrarian republic that had taken shape after ... More
1. Becoming southern

1. Becoming southern  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0002
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‘Becoming Southern’ discusses how Native Americans became the first southerners. They developed the first regional culture from environmental conditions that would always be a foundation of ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

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/9780198745631.003.0001
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The Mexican Revolution deserves to be included among the world’s ‘great’ or ‘social’ revolutions for the scale of the fighting, the intense popular mobilization it involved, and the changes ... More
5. Aristocracy eclipsed

5. Aristocracy eclipsed  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0006
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‘Aristocracy eclipsed’ details the decline of aristocratic primacy. Aristocracy has been challenged by popular rebellion throughout its existence. It has also been criticized by thinkers ... More
The Mexican RevolutionA Very Short Introduction

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Knight

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.001.0001
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9780198745631
The Mexican Revolution defined the socio-political experience of 20th-century life in Mexico. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the ... More
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jack A. Goldstone

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.001.0001
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9780199858507
From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and ... More
1. What is a revolution?

1. What is a revolution?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0001
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‘What is a revolution?’ illustrates how revolutions differ from other kinds of disorders and social change. Peasant revolts, grain riots, strikes, social movements, coups, and civil wars ... More
2. What causes revolutions?

2. What causes revolutions?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0002
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‘What causes revolutions?’ shows that revolutions are complex processes that emerge from the social order becoming frayed in many areas at once. There are five elements that create an ... More
3. The Romans: The Real Meaning of Patriotism

3. The Romans: The Real Meaning of Patriotism  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0003
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‘The Romans’ considers the structure of Roman politics, outlining the power and roles of consuls and the Senate. The Romans' moral strength, virtue, freedom, and love of country ... More
13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?

13. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0013
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‘Can Politics Survive the Twenty-first Century?’ begins with the issue of morality and politics. The concepts of ‘political moralism’ and internationalism are described. The way political ... More
1. An Ad Hoc NavyThe Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1. An Ad Hoc Navy: The Revolutionary War (1775–1783)  

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/9780199394760.003.0001
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9780199394760
‘An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775–1783)’ describes the Patriots’ response to the British Royal Navy strongholds in Boston and New York and the role of armed vessels during the ... More
11. The future of revolutions

11. The future of revolutions  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0011
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‘The future of revolutions’ suggests that revolutions will continue to occur where regimes exhibit the five conditions that lead to state breakdown. These conditions seem most likely to ... More
2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution

2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2021
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Jul 2021
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9780191914775
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10.1093/actrade/9780192893918.003.0002
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9780192893918
‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win ... More
Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Joseph M. Siracusa

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Jul 2021
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Jul 2021
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9780191914775
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893918.001.0001
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9780192893918
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the subject of diplomatic history, the critical study of the management of relations between nation-states. Based on significant ... More
4. The Gulag

4. The Gulag  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191790102
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0004
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‘The Gulag’ examines the Stalinist system of camps and ‘special settlements’ that developed through different phases of deportation from 1929–30 through to the late 1950s, although the camp ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth Minogue

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.001.0001
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book
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9780192853882
Politics: A Very Short Introduction provides a provocative, but balanced, discussion of the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Beginning ... More
7. Relations between States: How to Balance Power

7. Relations between States: How to Balance Power  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192853882
‘Relations between States: How to Balance Power’ illustrates that a Europe of large and small political units has been an arena of wars, and they have generally been inconclusive. By ... More

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