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3. Zion

3. Zion  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0003
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chapter
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9780195310306
Although the meaning of Zion has changed since the Mormons founded their first city in Missouri, it gave rise to many of Mormonism's fundamental features. ‘Zion’ identifies these as ... More
1. The English Settlements

1. The English Settlements  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192854032
There are few sources available on the fifth and sixth centuries. We have some archaeological evidence and a small group of text, annals and fragments. ‘The English Settlements’ tries to ... More
4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement

4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0005
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9780199584529
The Rastafari movement has spread throughout the Caribbean, to Caribbean immigrant communities in Europe and North America, to African diasporic people and Africans on the continents, and ... More
5. Writing the Empire story

5. Writing the Empire story  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199605415
‘Writing the Empire Story’ examines how this powerful theme of Empire has influenced both British and postcolonial consciousness. Empire was once a central feature of the British national ... More
2. The history of Quakerism

2. The history of Quakerism  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199206797
‘The history of Quakerism’ offers a concise overview of the movement's history from the 1650s. There was significant growth as a result of mission activity in the seventeenth century, ... More
6. Legacies

6. Legacies  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0007
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9780199605415
‘Legacies’ examines some of the legacies of the British Empire and the debate as to whether it was a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ thing. There are many substantial legacies that continue to shape the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0001
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9780199230792
The ‘Introduction’ sets out questions relevant to this VSI: Are the Scots really just a sort of English? Is Scotland a distinctive entity within Britain? What things do Scotland and England ... More
5. Fundamentalism and nationalism I

5. Fundamentalism and nationalism I  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0005
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9780199212705
Theoretically, fundamentalism and nationalism are ideological opponents. In much of the formal discourse, religion stands at the opposite side to nationalism, which states that nationalism ... More
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Tony Wright

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
eISBN: 
9780191866210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198827320.001.0001
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book
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9780198827320
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of British politics, looking at whether the present instability is an aberration, the result of long-standing ... More
1. Europe in 1914

1. Europe in 1914  

Michael Howard

in The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776878
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.003.0001
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9780199205592
The Great War of 1914–18 began as a local European conflict. ‘Europe in 1914’ examines the status and relationships of these key European powers prior to war, and the formation of the two ... More
7. Federalism in the world

7. Federalism in the world  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0007
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9780190900052
The US government is the oldest continuing operating federal system, in part because of its relatively high degree of stability and respect for the rule of law. But does that make the US ... More
4. Satyāgraha

4. Satyāgraha  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0004
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9780192854575
‘Satyāgraha’ explains how, for Gandhi, satyāgraha, meaning civil insistence on or tenacity in the pursuit of truth, aimed to penetrate the barriers of prejudice, ill-will, dogmatism, ... More
Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Howe

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802231
There is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Empire: A Very Short Introduction asks: Do the United States and its ... More
Introduction: I read the news today …

Introduction: I read the news today …  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0001
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9780192802231
A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is imperial — or colonial — history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes ... More
2. Defining empire: key characteristics

2. Defining empire: key characteristics  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0003
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9780199605415
‘Defining Empire: Key Characteristics’ offers a mosaic of some of the Empire's main defining features beyond its physical presence. What was the British Empire? Beyond its physical presence ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0001
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9780199605415
At its height, the British Empire comprised over 13,000,000 square miles — nearly one quarter of the earth's land surface — and Britain was responsible for ruling over 500 million people, ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0008
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chapter
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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
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
5. Soldiers and civilians

5. Soldiers and civilians  

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/9780199590964.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199590964
The French Wars shattered the 18th-century rules of warfare. ‘Soldiers and civilians’ looks at the effects of the French Wars on the ordinary people of the war, the men and women who found ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590964
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

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