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7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba

7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199858507
‘Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba’ describes the wave of Karl Marx-inspired communist revolutions that swept through the mainly agrarian states outside of Europe. The Russian ... More
9. The federalist agenda

9. The federalist agenda  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0009
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chapter
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9780192804778
Anarchism is frequently criticised for being an ideology suitable for isolated communities, small enough to be self-governing, rather than one for the global, multi-national society in ... More
10. Feminists across the world

10. Feminists across the world  

Margaret Walters

in Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776106
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805102.003.0011
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chapter
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9780192805102
‘Feminists across the world’ looks at the concept and reality of ‘Sisterhood’. Feminism has been dominated by Western white middle-class women and is open to the charge that it has not ... More
Epilogue: A very bordered future

Epilogue: A very bordered future  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199731503
The Epilogue summarizes the process of ‘bordering’ and its influence on our daily lives on both a local and global scale and emphasizes why we need to study borders. As borders are variable ... More
1. Origins of the Goths

1. Origins of the Goths  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199586790
‘Origins of the Goths’ charts the history of the Goths. There have been many theories on the development of the Gothic race, their influence in history, and their religious beliefs. The ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198830771
The Introduction explains that the aim of this VSI is to introduce Korea’s history by focusing on several historical questions: what does it mean to be Korean? How did the various peoples ... More
1. The origins of Spain's civil war

1. The origins of Spain's civil war  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192803771
‘The origins of Spain's civil war’ examines what exactly led Spain to a state of civil war. Many forces, both internal and external, were crucial to how events panned out. It started out as ... More
4. Limited and absolute war

4. Limited and absolute war  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192802576
‘Limited and absolute war’ considers the limiting factors on the scope of war. Clausewitz considered that the French Revolution had removed many of the constraints that had kept war ... More
4. Psycho-social and cultural explanations

4. Psycho-social and cultural explanations  

Leslie Holmes

in Corruption: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689699.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199689699
Any serious attempt to explain corruption has to be holistic. People are corrupt for numerous reasons, and even where there is an identifiable primary motivation—such as greed or ... More
2. Art

2. Art  

Rebecca Arnold

in Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777318
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547906.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199547906
Since the mid-19th century, fashion increased in pace and the art world went through a similar cycle of change. There was a crossover in thematic concerns between the two disciplines, from ... More
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199238484
The ‘Introduction’ sets out the issues to consider when studying Soviet history. A chronological approach to the Soviet Union gives a definite narrative shape to Soviet history, but this ... More
3. Living nobly

3. Living nobly  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199206780
‘Living nobly’ surveys the elements of aristocratic life. Land was of central importance for the nobility, freeing them from the need for gainful employment and allowing them to dominate ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192853950
The Russian Revolution proved to be the most consequential event of the 20th century, inspiring communist movements and revolutions elsewhere around the world, provoking a reaction in ... More
3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles

3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199588503
‘Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles’ describes the triggers for the start of World War I. Within days of Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, Imperial ... More
2. Myths and beliefs

2. Myths and beliefs  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199206780
‘Myths and beliefs’ looks at how nobles created an idealized identity for themselves. Few aristocracies predated early-medieval times, but more ancient origins were often claimed. ... More
4. Impacts and legacies

4. Impacts and legacies  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199206780
‘Impacts and legacies’ shows how aristocrats influenced the rest of society. They both expected and received deference from their social inferiors. In economic terms, they supported sectors ... More
6. War to end war?

6. War to end war?  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190644987
The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf ... More
Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction  

A. Edward Siecienski

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780190883300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190883270
To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into ... More
11. Orthodoxy and the modern world

11. Orthodoxy and the modern world  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780190883300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0011
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190883270
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been times of great upheaval for the Orthodox, with persecutions and mass emigrations, but also rebirth and the possibility of new growth. ... More
1. Reflections on the Revolutions

1. Reflections on the Revolutions  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853981
‘Reflections on the Revolutions’ surveys the perceptions of the age of industrial and political revolution. Industrialization was not a concept that people were conscious of until the ... More

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