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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
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
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9780191776472
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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
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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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
1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics

1. Why Despots Don't Belong in Politics  

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/9780192853882.003.0001
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‘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

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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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
4. Limited and absolute war

4. Limited and absolute war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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‘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

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.5001
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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
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
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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0001
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‘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
6. Where it stands

6. Where it stands  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191875649
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10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.003.0006
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9780198840077
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. 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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‘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
5. France hurtles into the future

5. France hurtles into the future  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0006
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9780195389418
‘France hurtles into the future’ charts France's contributions to technological development. The Eiffel Tower was a statement of France's commitment to the ideals of the Enlightenment. The ... 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
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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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
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
1. Meanings and entitlements

1. Meanings and entitlements  

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/9780199206780.003.0002
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‘Meanings and entitlements’ considers the shifting definition of aristocracy and the components of aristocratic status. The classical definition of aristocracy was ‘rule by the best’, but ... More
2. Myths and beliefs

2. Myths and beliefs  

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/9780199206780.003.0003
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‘Myths and beliefs’ looks at how nobles created an idealized identity for themselves. Few aristocracies predated early-medieval times, but more ancient origins were often claimed. ... More
4. Impacts and legacies

4. Impacts and legacies  

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/9780199206780.003.0005
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‘Impacts and legacies’ shows how aristocrats influenced the rest of society. They both expected and received deference from their social inferiors. In economic terms, they supported sectors ... 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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9780192853882
‘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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9780192853882
‘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

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