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3. Paris and magnetic appeal

3. Paris and magnetic appeal  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0004
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9780195389418
‘Paris and magnetic appeal’ gives a brief history of the French capital. In the 1850s Paris was modernized under the guidance of Haussmann, who introduced, sewers, sidewalks, green spaces, ... More
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

Print Publication Year: 
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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9780199858507
‘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
3. New France

3. New France  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0004
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9780199766239
The French in America hoped to get a share of the American wealth they saw the Spanish taking. They turned to North America, which seemed a safer setting for a colony. ‘New France’ charts ... More
Introduction: Meeting French Literature

Introduction: Meeting French Literature  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0010
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction looks at literary works in terms of their central characters. The kind of person chosen as the focal point of the plot and that ... More
6. The charter as totem and as artefact

6. The charter as totem and as artefact  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0007
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9780199582877
‘The charter as totem and as artefact’ explores the ways in which Magna Carta has been used in the centuries after its creation. Magna Carta's role in the power struggle between Parliament ... More
6. Where it stands

6. Where it stands  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0006
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9780192853967
The historian François Furet proclaimed in 1978, at the start of a much celebrated essay, that ‘The French Revolution is finished’. He meant the Revolution ought to be the subject for ... More
3. 1914: The Opening Campaigns

3. 1914: The Opening Campaigns  

Michael Howard

in The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776878
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.003.0003
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9780199205592
The outbreak of war was greeted with wild enthusiasm throughout the major cities of all the belligerent powers — the result of a widespread quasi-religious significance attached to the ... More
3. Living nobly

3. Living nobly  

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/9780199206780.003.0004
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9780199206780
‘Living nobly’ surveys the elements of aristocratic life. Land was of central importance for the nobility, freeing them from the need for gainful employment and allowing them to dominate ... More
4. 1915: The War Continues

4. 1915: The War Continues  

Michael Howard

in The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776878
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199205592.003.0004
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9780199205592
Had this been a ‘limited war’ in the style of the 18th century, governments might, by 1915, have declared a truce and negotiated a compromise peace. However, the war had escalated outside ... More
2. Origins

2. Origins  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0002
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9780198709251
Where does the English language come from? While English is distantly related to both Latin and French, it is principally a Germanic language. ‘Origins’ provides a brief history of the ... More
1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics

1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0001
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9780192853882
‘Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics’ considers the conception of politics and where the foundations of those conceptions lie. It shows that politics is so central to our civilization that ... More
5. Constructing the Modern State

5. Constructing the Modern State  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0005
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‘Constructing the Modern State’ is concerned with the time when the medieval realm gave way to the modern state, generally thought to be during the sixteenth century. The arguments of ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
1. Hegel's times and life

1. Hegel's times and life  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0001
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9780192801975
‘Hegel's times and life’ charts the life of Hegel and looks at the significance of the time in which he was born for the formation of his philosophical thought. He was born in 1770, at the ... More
5. Logic and dialectics

5. Logic and dialectics  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0005
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‘Logic and dialectics’ explains the aspect of logic so frequently said to be Hegel's greatest discovery, the dialectical method. The goal of logic, Hegel states, is truth. What sort of ... More
6. The components of slang

6. The components of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0006
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9780198729532
‘The components of slang’ outlines the forms and etymological roots of slang and considers how the terms are validated. Slang offers no forms unique to itself. It borrows much of its lexis ... More
1. The study of language

1. The study of language  

P. H. Matthews

in Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775321
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801487.003.0001
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9780192801487
‘The study of language’ argues that studying language ‘scientifically’ is, in part, to refuse to accept uncritically the ways of thinking that, without any professional training, we all ... More
4. Forms, identities, and interpretations

4. Forms, identities, and interpretations  

Matthew Reynolds

in Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780191780622
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712114.003.0004
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9780198712114
‘Forms, identities, and interpretation’ first looks at icons and how shapes and images are used in sign systems to create simple, international languages. It then considers the ... More
4. Limited and absolute war

4. Limited and absolute war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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9780192802576
‘Limited and absolute war’ considers the limiting factors on the scope of war. Clausewitz considered that the French Revolution had removed many of the constraints that had kept war ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.5001
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9780192802576
Not many would dispute the importance of Clausewitz's study On War. Few if any other writers on war have succeeded as he did in transcending the limitations imposed on their insights by the ... More

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