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5. The present

5. The present  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0005
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9780199609260
‘The present’ argues that, whether or not a novel chooses to focus on something in the present, it will inescapably be in some way about the time of its writing. The novel is an ... More
1. The origins of Spain's civil war

1. The origins of Spain's civil war  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0001
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9780192803771
‘The origins of Spain's civil war’ examines what exactly led Spain to a state of civil war. Many forces, both internal and external, were crucial to how events panned out. It started out as ... More
3. Lived experience

3. Lived experience  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0004
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9780199607891
People's experience of war varies greatly according to the background and assumptions of the person retelling their experience, and the cultural and historical location against which they ... More
2. Law and African American slavery

2. Law and African American slavery  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0002
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9780199766000
‘Law and African American slavery’ illustrates how the colonial heritage of slavery in America helped foster the population growth, expansion of the labour force, extraction of abundant ... More
3. Yan’an

3. Yan’an  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0003
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9780199588664
‘Yan'an’ charts Mao's time in Yan'an. During the civil war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were anxious to build an alliance with the Guomindang against Japan. Soon after the civil war ... More
2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime

2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0003
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9780192853950
The October revolution was viewed as a chance for justice and equality to prevail over the old regime of arbitrariness and exploitation. The Bolsheviks hoped that revolution would break out ... More
6. The institutional peace

6. The institutional peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0007
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9780199656004
‘The institutional peace’ introduces a form of peace that has been influential in the modern era, one that relies on international institutions and law to support the consolidation of a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0000
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9780199766000
The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has ... More
1. The legal history of Indian tribes

1. The legal history of Indian tribes  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0001
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9780199766000
‘The legal history of Indian tribes’ considers the most fundamental theme of American legal history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the interaction of European settlers with ... More
6. Independent Ireland

6. Independent Ireland  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0006
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9780192801678
‘Independent Ireland’ studies Ireland after the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The refusal of dissidents to acknowledge the Anglo-Irish Treaty led to a brutal Civil War. After this conflict, the ... More
6. West and East

6. West and East  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0007
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9780199238484
‘West and East’ reviews the ambivalent Soviet relationship with the wider world. In 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries hoped for a pan-European revolution and the collapse of capitalism. They ... More
Epilogue: new agendas for peace

Epilogue: new agendas for peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0011
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9780199656004
‘Epilogue: new agendas for peace’ looks at the future for peacebuilding, outlines possible new agendas for peacebuilders, and gives a history of how peacebuilding has developed. New forms ... More
9. Hybrid forms of peace

9. Hybrid forms of peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0010
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9780199656004
‘Hybrid forms of peace’ describes types of peace which lie beyond liberal peace frameworks. These are emerging in diverse locations around the world today and are neither strictly liberal ... More
5. The changing nature of armed conflict

5. The changing nature of armed conflict  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0005
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9780199668533
Traditionally, war has been understood as involving states pitted against each other in armed combat over conflicting interests, with the state's resort to violence generally viewed as ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
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9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
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book
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9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
8. Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding

8. Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0009
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9780199656004
‘Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding’ examines four generational approaches to peace which are aimed at consolidating the liberal peace system and international, state, and civil ... More
2. Government and Law

2. Government and Law  

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/9780192854001.003.0002
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9780192854001
‘Government and Law’ shows how, despite the government's limited financial resources, fiscal innovations — particularly in indirect taxation — allowed them to balance the budget by the end ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
6. War to end war?

6. War to end war?  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0006
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9780190644987
The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf ... More

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