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1. Roman Empire and German kingdomfrom Charlemagne to the Ottonians

1. Roman Empire and German kingdom: from Charlemagne to the Ottonians  

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/9780198748762.003.0002
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‘Roman Empire and German kingdom: from Charlemagne to the Ottonians’ describes the period of time after the decline of the Roman Empire and the establishment of the Germanic tribes of the ... More
4. What it ended

4. What it ended  

William Doyle

in The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776519
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853967.003.0004
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The French Revolution began as a destructive force. The revolutionaries wanted to get rid of anything associated with the old order. ‘What it ended’ examines what the French Revolution ... More
7. Paul and his letters

7. Paul and his letters  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0007
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‘Paul and his letters’ asks whether Paul's historical importance is as great as his canonical presence suggests. His letters formed the heart of the collection that would eventually become ... More
The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Joachim Whaley

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.001.0001
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9780198748762
The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction outlines the fascinating thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806, and its legacy for the two centuries ... 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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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0001
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9780198748762
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
2. The high medieval empirefrom the Salians to the Hohenstaufen

2. The high medieval empire: from the Salians to the Hohenstaufen  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0003
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‘The high medieval empire: from the Salians to the Hohenstaufen’ describes the Salian and Hohenstaufen dynasties who ruled until the mid-13th century; the increasingly problematic ... More
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Luke Timothy Johnson

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.001.0001
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The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction locates the New Testament in its historical and literary context and explains why the religious experiences of the first Christians ... More
Epiloguethe legacy of the Holy Roman Empire

Epilogue: the legacy of 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/9780198748762.003.0007
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‘The legacy of the Holy Roman Empire’ describes the region’s history after 1806. The empire’s dissolution in 1806 effectively partitioned its territory into four zones. Would ‘Germany’ ever ... More
1. The diplomat

1. The diplomat  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0001
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‘The diplomat’ describes the insight that Machiavelli gained during his diplomatic career. Machiavelli became second chancellor of the Florentine Republic aged 29, despite lacking previous ... 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
Conclusion: legacies

Conclusion: legacies  

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/9780199590964.003.0009
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9780199590964
What effect did the French Wars have on the French, and on Europe? Napoleon is often regarded in a purely negative light, but in fact he achieved a lot of good for France. The Napoleonic ... More
6. The Synoptic Gospels

6. The Synoptic Gospels  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0006
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‘The Synoptic Gospels’ examines the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke. A sense of each Gospel's distinctive rendering within the same frame of reference can be gained by observing the ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

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/9780199590964.003.0002
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The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were a struggle of catastrophic proportions. They erupted from a series of chronic cracks that had opened in the international order of ... 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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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0004
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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
The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Marshall

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.001.0001
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9780199231317
The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction considers a process which transformed Europe and left an indelible mark on the modern world — one that began as a dispute over ... More
6. Others

6. Others  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0007
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’Others’ examines the fate of outsiders and unbelievers in the Reformation. Heretics were burned by both confessions to purge them from society. Each burning produced a martyr to inspire ... More
5. The early modern empire (2)from the Peace of Westphalia to 1806

5. The early modern empire (2): from the Peace of Westphalia to 1806  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0006
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9780198748762
The Thirty Years War was a disaster for much of the empire, yet the post-war era provided new opportunities and developments, which all contributed to the extraordinary cultural vitality of ... More
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Rapport

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.001.0001
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9780199590964
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief outline of these conflicts, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. What were the origins ... More
5. Culture

5. Culture  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0006
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9780199231317
‘Culture’ explores the cultural effect of the Reformation. Luther saw the didactic and decorative purpose of art in churches and Bibles, whilst Calvin and Zwingli were iconoclastic, purging ... More
3. Politics

3. Politics  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0004
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9780199231317
‘Politics’ examines the interplay of religion and politics. Religion was of great importance to Reformation rulers, and it was their wishes that had the greatest influence in the shaping of ... More

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