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3. Society and Its Demands

3. Society and Its Demands  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0003
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9780199568727
‘Society and its demands’ examines the nature of civil and religious life in seventeenth-century France and explains how French society became more open and more urbane under Henri IV. In ... More
4. Embedding the family

4. Embedding the family  

Jeroen Duindam

in Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191846717
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809081.003.0004
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9780198809081
Newcomers to power needed to prove to themselves as well as to others that their house was worthy to carry the mantle of kingship. In different proportions, royal descent, martial valour, ... More
2. Why it happened

2. Why it happened  

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/9780198840077.003.0002
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9780198840077
Describing why the French Revolution happened poses challenges. The French Revolution was not a single event; it was a series of developments that stretched over a number of years beginning ... More
1. Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples

1. Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0001
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9780198792963
After the house of Windsor, the Habsburgs are the best-known dynasty in Europe. Their history is tied up with most European countries. ‘Dynasties and empires; titles and people’ outlines ... More
1. The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview

1. The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776892
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0002
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9780199206599
‘The bourgeois and the official: a historical overview’ explores how, for nearly three centuries the German literary and philosophical tradition has been compelled by local circumstances to ... More
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

French Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

John D. Lyons

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.001.0001
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction examines texts that portray protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. It explores ... More
4. Nature and Its Possibilities

4. Nature and Its Possibilities  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0004
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‘Nature and its possibilities’ explains how in the eighteenth century focus shifted away from society and its norms and on to the question of nature. The opposition between nature and ... More
6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur

6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0006
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9780199568727
‘The hunchback, the housewife, and the flâneur ’ explains how early nineteenth-century France was divided politically and culturally between the desire for reconnection to traditional ... More
9. After Alexander

9. After Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0010
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9780198706151
‘After Alexander’ looks at Alexander's afterlife, and how many of the views of Alexander that are prominent in popular culture came into being. The Alexander that has come to us from ... More
German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

German Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Boyle

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776892
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.001.0001
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9780199206599
German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Günter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world. German Literature: A Very Short Introduction traces the course ... More
2. The laying of the foundations (to 1781)

2. The laying of the foundations (to 1781)  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776892
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0003
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9780199206599
‘The laying of the foundations (to 1781)’ explains how, from the middle of the thirteenth century, the social and political tensions were becoming apparent that were to determine the ... More
3. The modern state system

3. The modern state system  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0003
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9780199731503
In the ancient world, borders were not clearly defined. However, the variable and flexible approaches to borders gradually gave way to a more standardized and rigid notion of territory and ... More

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