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1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?

1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0002
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9780199697298
The term ‘Media aetas’ or ‘Middle age’ was first used by the poet Petrarch (1304–74), and later by intellectuals who wished to emphasize their own achievements agains a background of that ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0002
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9780198748762
‘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
Introduction

Introduction  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199697298
The ‘Introduction’ presents the period called the Middle Ages as the story of Europe between c.500–1500. Considering it as a single ‘age’ is misleading as it was a period of constant ... More
2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms

2. Early Scandinavian kingdoms  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0002
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9780192806079
The Viking Age can't be understood without some understanding of Scandinavia and the changes that took place there from the 8th century onwards. ‘Early Scandinavian kingdoms’ looks at ... More
Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Peter Salway

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191780721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712169.001.0001
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book
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9780198712169
For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond. Roman Britain: A Very ... More
2. Borders and territory in the ancient world

2. Borders and territory in the ancient world  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0002
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9780199731503
The modern political map we see and its underlying territorial assumptions are relatively recent developments. Before the modern era, borders were vague. Premodern societies conceived of ... More
Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Sarris

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.001.0001
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9780199236114
After surviving the 5th-century fall of the western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for ... 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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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
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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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0003
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9780198748762
‘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 Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Joachim Whaley

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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
7. Paul and his letters

7. Paul and his letters  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0007
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9780199735709
‘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
1. Approaching the New Testament

1. Approaching the New Testament  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0001
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9780199735709
‘Approaching the New Testament’ examines the historical, literary, and religious dimensions of the New Testament and explains how the earliest Christian writings sprang into existence ... More
2. The New Testament and history

2. The New Testament and history  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0002
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9780199735709
‘The New Testament and history’ examines the historical context of the New Testament. Christianity and its earliest compositions appeared in a time and place for which there is abundant ... More
4. Changes in the countryside

4. Changes in the countryside  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192806079
Archaeologists argue that the Vikings' origins lay in a process of gradual settlement evolution, as well as a growing complexity in settlement types. ‘Changes in the countryside’ looks at ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0101
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9780192854032
Britain between the years ad 300 and 700 was on the edge of a fragmenting Roman world. Much of the indigenous population had been under Roman rule with Hadrian's Wall acting as the frontier ... More
3. The nation as social relation

3. The nation as social relation  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0003
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9780192840981
‘The nation as social relation’ explores the social relation aspects of nation. Social relations can be thought of as ‘tools’ for nation building, but while tools have an objective physical ... More
8. The Bible in Politics

8. The Bible in Politics  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0008
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9780192853431
The writers of the Bible clearly saw that God's will had implications for the whole of life. ‘The Bible in Politics’ looks at how this idea has been worked out across the centuries in ... More
2. How the Bible was Written

2. How the Bible was Written  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0002
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9780192853431
‘How the Bible was Written’ examines some of the features of the Bible's composition. Over what period was it written? How was the text recorded and what is the relationship between oral ... More
1. Man of parts

1. Man of parts  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0001
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9780192801593
When he died Roland Barthes had become famous for incisive and irreverent analyses of French culture. ‘Man of parts’ asks: What is Barthes master of? What is he celebrated for? The most ... More
1. “In the beginning”

1. “In the beginning”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780190883300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190883270
Orthodox Christians will tell you that their church was founded by Christ himself some 2,000 years ago, and that modern-day Orthodoxy is simply the continuation of the one true church Jesus ... More

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