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4. Chesapeake colonies

4. Chesapeake colonies  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0005
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9780199766239
The Spanish and French colonizers ignored the long coast north of Florida and south of Acadia (Nova Scotia) as they regarded the temperate region either too cool for tropical crops or too ... More
4. The early modern empire (1)from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War

4. The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0005
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‘The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War’ outlines the period from 1493 to 1648. Maximilian I’s reign (1493–1519) transformed the empire. It remained a feudal ... More
5. Commonwealth and Protectorate

5. Commonwealth and Protectorate  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0005
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9780192854001
‘Commonwealth and Protectorate’ argues that government during this period was something of a paradox, attempting societal and constitutional innovation, whilst securing the legal system, ... More
5. Journeys of a thousand miles

5. Journeys of a thousand miles  

John H. Arnold

in History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776342
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853523.003.0005
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9780192853523
‘Journeys of a thousand miles’ outlines the process of synthesizing large amounts of material into a coherent picture. Political history was popular throughout antiquity and the Middle ... More
6. Politicizing martyrdom

6. Politicizing martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0006
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9780199585236
Political figures who commit suicide sometimes have more influence after the event than before. They render themselves memorable by their deaths. Certain deaths are invested with more ... More
Introductionwhat was the Holy Roman Empire?

Introduction: what was the Holy Roman Empire?  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0001
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The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was founded in 800 with the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor by the pope, and was dissolved in 1806. ‘What was the Holy Roman Empire?’ ... More
The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Martyn Rady

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.001.0001
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9780198792963
From the 13th to the 20th centuries, Habsburgs ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were rulers of Spain. Through Spain, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and part ... More
4. In the service of the faith17th and 18th centuries

4. In the service of the faith: 17th and 18th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0004
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Ferdinand II’s reign is regarded as a turning point in Habsburg history. He rebuilt Habsburg power in Central Europe and changed decisively the region’s religious and political complexion. ... More
1. Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples

1. Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0001
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9780198792963
After the house of Windsor, the Habsburgs are the best-known dynasty in Europe. Their history is tied up with most European countries. ‘Dynasties and empires; titles and people’ outlines ... 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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9780199321667
‘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
2. People and their life-styles

2. People and their life-styles  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0003
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9780199697298
‘People and their life styles’ explores the routines of family and community life in rural settlements and urban centres, in private, and in public. It shows that the people of the ‘Middle ... More
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Morrill

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.001.0001
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9780192854001
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction sets the Revolution in its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the ... More
7. Still at War, 1390–1490

7. Still at War, 1390–1490  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0007
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9780192854025
The fifteenth century was a turbulent one. As in the twelfth century, an element of dynastic instability was injected into English politics at the end of the fourteenth century which ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191789823
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723356.003.0001
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9780198723356
What is a Shakespearean comedy? Nearly half of Shakespeare’s plays could be described as comedies of some kind, but more restrictive criteria would whittle the number to just half a dozen ... More
3. The Early Stuarts

3. The Early Stuarts  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0003
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‘The Early Stuarts’ argues that Civil War seemed a remote prospect under James I. He was a visionary monarch whose ambitions as a Christian king failed and whose personal affairs caused ... More
2. The Rise of Robinocracy

2. The Rise of Robinocracy  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0002
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9780192853998
‘The Rise of Robinocracy’ describes the establishment of the Hanoverian regime and the Whig system. The failure of the Jacobite rising of 1715 left the new dynasty secure and able to forge ... More
2. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792–1802

2. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792–1802  

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/9780199590964.003.0003
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9780199590964
France declared war on Austria in 1792 because the politically active in France naively thought it was a way to attain power. Shortly after, France plunged into Revolution and those same ... More
3. The Napoleonic Wars, 1803–1815

3. The Napoleonic Wars, 1803–1815  

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/9780199590964.003.0004
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9780199590964
In 1802 peace was temporary. The major European nations were still feeling that their interests were under threat. The Napoleonic Wars were to be the final, deadly clash of long-term ... More
4. The American century?

4. The American century?  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0004
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9780199899395
Despite rejecting the internationalist marriage Woodrow Wilson had arranged for it with the world, America was still the strongest state in the international system. ‘The American century?’ ... More
1. The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation

1. The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365722
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0002
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9780195389418
‘The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation’ examines the effects of the French Revolution. The late eighteenth century was a revolutionary time, but in contrast to other ... More

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