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5. The charter defeated: the charter victorious

5. The charter defeated: the charter victorious  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0006
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9780199582877
‘The charter defeated: the charter victorious’ describes the short-term failure and long-term success of Magna Carta. Within nine weeks of its issue, Magna Carta was redundant because most ... More
2. The Plantagenet Kings

2. The Plantagenet Kings  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0002
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9780192854025
Henry II is best remembered for his dubious part in the murder of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. ‘The Plantagent Kings’ looks at the lives of the medieval English kings from the ... More
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Vincent

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.001.0001
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9780199582877
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction outlines the context and history of one of the most famous constitutional texts in world history. Magna Carta's origins in the troubled ... More
3. Crusades in the west

3. Crusades in the west  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776182
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0004
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9780192806550
It proved easy to adapt the ideology and rhetoric of the Holy Land to internal religious and political conflicts within Christendom and to frontier wars with non-Christians. ‘Crusades in ... More
3. The big ideaChristian salvation

3. The big idea: Christian salvation  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0004
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9780199697298
‘The big idea: Christian salvation’ shows how an elite of religious leaders shaped European life and extended the reach of Christianity further north. The monastic tradition—Benedictine and ... More
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction  

Miri Rubin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.001.0001
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The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction explores the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity of the period of European history between 500 and 1500 and the impact ... More
4. Kingship, lordship, and government

4. Kingship, lordship, and government  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0005
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‘Kingship, lordship, and government’ describes the development of ruling concepts and practices. Sacred kingship was born of a pact between dynastic rulers and the church. Rulers were ... More
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.001.0001
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9780192854025
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British ... More
4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages

4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0004
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9780192854025
In the eleventh century, England was predominantly an agrarian economy. Over 90 per cent of the people lived in the country. ‘The Economy in the Early Middle Ages’ looks at the economic ... More
6. The ‘Middle Ages’ of ‘others’

6. The ‘Middle Ages’ of ‘others’  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0007
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9780199697298
‘The “Middle Ages” of “others”’ considers the people outside the Christian faith—Muslims, pagans, and Jews—to be found at the borders of Europe as well as within its midst. Christian ... More
1. Then and now

1. Then and now  

Robert C. Allen

in The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191785450
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.003.0001
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9780198706786
‘Industrial Revolution’ refers to the far reaching transformation of British society that occurred between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution saw great progress, ... More
5. England at War, 1290–1390

5. England at War, 1290–1390  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0005
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9780192854025
The late Middle Ages, from around 1290, was both a turbulent and decadent period. England's civil and foreign wars lasted for many years and cost vast amounts of money and lives. ‘England ... More
1. The Act of Union

1. The Act of Union  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0001
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9780192801678
‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of ... More
A very short introduction

A very short introduction  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0001
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9780199582877
‘A very short introduction’ establishes the date of the Maga Carta (1215), the meaning of the title (‘the Great Charter’), and the document's purpose. The first Magna Carta began life as a ... More
4. Julius Caesar

4. Julius Caesar  

Stanley Wells

in Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191827297
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198785293.003.0005
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9780198785293
Many tragedies of Shakespeare’s time are concerned with the fall from power, and eventual death, of great men of the past. In writing about the assassination of Julius Caesar, perhaps the ... More

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