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Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Howe

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.001.0001
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9780192802231
There is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Empire: A Very Short Introduction asks: Do the United States and its ... More
Introduction: I read the news today …

Introduction: I read the news today …  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0001
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9780192802231
A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is imperial — or colonial — history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes ... More
5. Studying and judging empires

5. Studying and judging empires  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0006
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9780192802231
‘Studying and judging empires’ argues that ideas about imperialism and colonialism have become crucial themes in almost every field of academic and cultural debate. Studies of the history ... More
2. Peoples and Cultures

2. Peoples and Cultures  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0002
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9780199545728
‘Peoples and cultures’ considers how the Arabs, Persians, and Turks created Islamic history. The Arabs and their culture have been central to all Muslims in a number of ways. The spread of ... More
2. Before the Great War: from theology to stratigraphy

2. Before the Great War: from theology to stratigraphy  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365654
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0002
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9780195342635
‘Before the Great War: from theology to stratigraphy’ examines who were the first “real” biblical archaeologists. It was primarily through the efforts of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie ... More
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

Print Publication Year: 
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
6. Religious Significance

6. Religious Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0006
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‘Religious significance’ considers the contrasting views of Islamists and Modernists. How they clash on how to read early Islamic history — literally (Islamists), or each episode within its ... More
4. The Sources

4. The Sources  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0004
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How do we know what we know about Islamic history? ‘The sources’ attempts to answer this question. The documents of Cairo Geniza, which record daily life amongst ordinary people and provide ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0009
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9780199545728
The Conclusion attempts to answer the main question posed by this VSI: why, despite sharing common roots in the Semitic monotheism of the Near East, do the West and Muslim societies seem to ... More
1. The nineteenth century: the earliest explorers

1. The nineteenth century: the earliest explorers  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365654
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0001
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9780195342635
‘The nineteenth century: the earliest explorers’ explains the importance of the first archaeological explorers of the Holy Land, who were not trained archaeologists, but theologians, ... More
3. Ideals versus interests

3. Ideals versus interests  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780190645014
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10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0003
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9780190644987
“Ideals versus interests” considers the workings of the Paris Peace Conference by examining four different rationales for the shifting of post-imperial borders in Europe. Unfortunately, ... More
4. Drafting the treaty

4. Drafting the treaty  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0004
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9780190644987
Although primarily a diplomatic document, the Treaty of Versailles covered a wide range of subjects. Many of the articles of the treaty had little to do with Germany. The point was to ... More
3. Constantinople and Moscow

3. Constantinople and Moscow  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0003
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9780190883270
‘Constantinople and Moscow’ considers the Byzantines’ relationship with Rome during the thirteenth century and the continuing argument over the filioque and other Latin heresies. During the ... 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
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
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9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
3. Divine unicity

3. Divine unicity  

Malise Ruthven

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0003
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9780199642878
There is one word that describes the main impulse of Islam: tawhid meaning making one, or, unicity. This word can be rephrased as to mean: there is no god but God. There is a paradox here, ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
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book
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9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More
7. Political Significance

7. Political Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0007
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9780199545728
‘Political significance’ deals with Islamic history's influence on politics. Islamic history has been used as a sharp propaganda tool, through which military and popular support for their ... More
4. The Gulag

4. The Gulag  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191790102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198723387
‘The Gulag’ examines the Stalinist system of camps and ‘special settlements’ that developed through different phases of deportation from 1929–30 through to the late 1950s, although the camp ... More

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