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4. Politics

4. Politics  

Ritchie Robertson

in Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785764
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689255.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199689255
Goethe’s conception of politics was permanently shaped by the mode of princely government under the Empire. ‘Politics’ explains that Goethe liked what was particular and individual, and ... More
6. Conceptions of secularism

6. Conceptions of secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191809378
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198747222
Jean Baubérot’s ideal secularism is not a political reality anywhere and never has been. There are a variety of configurations even in states that describe themselves officially as secular. ... More
3. Love

3. Love  

Liza Knapp

in Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
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May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851650
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813934.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198813934
Tolstoy’s love life has been extensively documented and debated. Tolstoy himself addressed all this directly in letters, in diaries, and in frank conversation with memoirists; others ... More
Annihilation and dislocation

Annihilation and dislocation  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0002
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chapter
Annihilation and dislocation represent the “ideal outcome” in military strategy: a swift victory with as few casualties and economic costs as possible. Annihilation seeks to reduce an ... More
What causes military strategies to succeed or fail?

What causes military strategies to succeed or fail?  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0008
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How can military strategists improve the odds of success while reducing the chances of failure? ‘What causes military strategies to succeed or fail?’ identifies four tasks are necessary for ... More
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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

William Doyle

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191875649
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198840077
There are many familiar images of the French Revolution garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of ‘let them eat cake’ and tricolours. The French ... More
3. How it happened

3. How 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
eISBN: 
9780191875649
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198840077.003.0003
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ISBN: 
9780198840077
Just before the monarchy collapsed into bankruptcy, a hailstorm swept across France, bringing with it agricultural and economic disaster. The political storm that was about to break would ... More
3. Global patterns of higher education

3. Global patterns of higher education  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0003
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9780198766131
‘Global patterns of higher education’ looks at the different types of education system globally. Although virtually every country has its own national higher education system, and each of ... More
The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad

The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad  

Robert C. Allen

in The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706786.003.0006
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The Industrial Revolution may have ended for Britain in 1867, but it had only just begun elsewhere. ‘The spread of the Industrial Revolution abroad’ charts the different regions’ share of ... More
NapoleonA Very Short Introduction

Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Bell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780190911959
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199321667
Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte’s character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. It ... More
3. Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes

3. Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199858507
The outcomes of revolutions are forged in the process of revolution itself. ‘Revolutionary processes, leaders, and outcomes’ begins by identifying three patterns of state breakdown: central ... More

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