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6. The charter as totem and as artefact

6. The charter as totem and as artefact  

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/9780199582877.003.0007
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9780199582877
‘The charter as totem and as artefact’ explores the ways in which Magna Carta has been used in the centuries after its creation. Magna Carta's role in the power struggle between Parliament ... More
2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0003
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9780199582877
‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for ... More
6. Utopianism and political theory

6. Utopianism and political theory  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777615
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0007
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9780199573400
The heart of the utopian belief is that human needs can be satisfied if certain conditions are met. Simple dissatisfactions lead to the simple satisfactions. ‘Utopianism and political ... 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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book
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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
1. Who are the Jews?

1. Who are the Jews?  

Norman Solomon

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0002
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9780199687350
There are many types of Jews, but is there any way to describe them collectively? How many of them are there? Where do they live? ‘Who are the Jews?’ considers Jewish identity by looking at ... More
7. Far from the perfect democracy

7. Far from the perfect democracy  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0007
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9780190458164
Americans, even those familiar with the details of the electoral process, remain convinced that American democracy represents the ideal toward which others should strive. ‘Far from the ... More
4. The early 19th century: reforming women

4. The early 19th century: reforming women  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0005
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9780192805102
‘The early 19th century: reforming women’ surveys the increasingly widespread emergence of women's claims to rights. In the second half of the century, organized campaigns for better ... More
6. Fighting for the vote: suffragists

6. Fighting for the vote: suffragists  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0007
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9780192805102
Fighting for the vote became central to feminist demands. ‘Fighting for the vote: suffragists’ looks at this area in detail. A history of early demands for women to be given the vote is ... More
18. ‘Villa Tories’: The Conservative Resurgence

18. ‘Villa Tories’: The Conservative Resurgence  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0018
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9780192853981
‘”Villa Tories”: The Conservative Resurgence’ examines the impact on politics of the re-emergence of the Conservative Party as an electoral force. The Reform Act of 1867 made it possible ... More
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.001.0001
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book
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9780190222703
The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of the United Nations (UN), before examining its successes and failures as a guardian of international ... More
7. The Depression, Cardenismo, and after (1930–)

7. The Depression, Cardenismo, and after (1930–)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0007
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9780198745631
‘The Depression, Cardenismo, and after’ considers the early 1930s Depression that produced a lurch to the Left and the revolutionary period’s last great reformist administration of ... More
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.001.0001
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9780192853981
Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction is an account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 ... More
6. Coping with Reform

6. Coping with Reform  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0006
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‘Coping with Reform’ looks at the further reforms and continued pressures for reform after 1832. The act of 1832 was limited in scope, and was followed by the philosophically radical Poor ... More
9. Politics and Diplomacy: Palmerston's Years

9. Politics and Diplomacy: Palmerston's Years  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0009
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‘Politics and Diplomacy: Palmerston's Years’ looks at the make-up of politics and the concerns of politicians in the mid-nineteenth century. The Whigs held office for most of the ... More
6. Whither the constitution?

6. Whither the constitution?  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778445
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0007
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9780199697694
‘Whither the constitution?’ discusses the continuing trajectory of the British constitution. The British constitution blends all three of the sources of legitimacy identified by Max Weber: ... More
11. Free Trade: An Industrial Economy Rampant

11. Free Trade: An Industrial Economy Rampant  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0011
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9780192853981
‘Free Trade: An Industrial Economy Rampant’ looks at the attitudes and the make-up of British society from the 1850s to the 1870s. Free Trade became the consensus view of all the political ... 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
7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations

7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780190222734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190222703.003.0008
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chapter
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9780190222703
The United Nations is structurally flawed and its operations are cumbersome. Despite being able to come up with excellent ideas, it often lacks the means of implementation. The UN is in ... More
6. 1900–1920: Reform and war

6. 1900–1920: Reform and war  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195389142
In the late nineteenth century, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization disturbed many people. This led to a reformist surge, which historians call the Progressive ... More
9. To the present

9. To the present  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0009
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9780195389142
History doesn't end, it just continues. Each era seems to be the one of the most significant change. The end of the 1960s led to an era of disorientation in the United States. ‘To the ... More

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