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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

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0007
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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
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0001
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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
4. Revolutions in the ancient world

4. Revolutions in the ancient world  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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‘Revolutions in the ancient world’ begins with the revolutions from the pharaohs to Greece and Rome. For Plato and Aristotle, the cause of revolutions was social injustice. In practice, ... 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

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0001
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‘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

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0004
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‘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
3. Living nobly

3. Living nobly  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
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‘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

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Feb 2002
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0001
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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
2. Coercion and participation

2. Coercion and participation  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0003
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9780199238484
‘Coercion and participation’ shows how the terrorist proclivities of the Soviet state were modulated by an ideology of grass-roots social mobilization and collectivism. The ‘necessity’ of ... More
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jack A. Goldstone

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.001.0001
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9780199858507
From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and ... More
1. What is a revolution?

1. What is a revolution?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0001
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‘What is a revolution?’ illustrates how revolutions differ from other kinds of disorders and social change. Peasant revolts, grain riots, strikes, social movements, coups, and civil wars ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
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9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
2. Myths and beliefs

2. Myths and beliefs  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0003
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‘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

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0005
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‘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
1. Clausewitz in his time

1. Clausewitz in his time  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0001
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‘Clausewitz in his time’ reveals the influences on Clausewitz's thinking and puts the writing of On War in context. Clausewitz served in the Prussian army from age twelve under renowned ... More
7. The people’s war

7. The people’s war  

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/9780199590964.003.0008
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War is not just fought by leaders and soldiers, it is fought by people against other people. Governments, churches, intellectuals, the press, and cultural organizations used different ... More
6. The war at sea

6. The war at sea  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0007
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9780199590964
The British navy was a formidable enemy to the French. Size alone did not account for the success of the British navy at securing maritime dominance as the French could call on the Dutch ... More
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

S. A. Smith

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.001.0001
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9780192853950
The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. What impact did ... More
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Howard

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775642
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.001.0001
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9780192802576
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual ... More
4. The Gulag

4. The Gulag  

Dan Stone

in Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191790102
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723387.003.0004
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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
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.001.0001
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book
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9780199206780
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed in the middle ages, and have only fallen apart over the last ... More

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