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1. What and when is late antiquity?

1. What and when is late antiquity?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0001
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9780199546206
‘What and when is late antiquity?’ examines the meaning of late antiquity and how the classical world began to change during this period. Debates surrounding the definition of the late ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0001
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9780192803917
The ‘Introduction‘ sets out how the Roman empire is to be presented. The period 31 BC to AD 192 is the principal focus, as it shows the Roman empire at the peak of its prosperity. The aim ... More
7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War

7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0007
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9780192804709
Psychology plays an important part in victory and defeat in ancient warfare. Despite what many people are led to believe by depictions of classical warfare in films and books, genocide was ... More
2. Thinking with war

2. Thinking with war  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0002
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9780192804709
War played a huge part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans in the ancient world. It was all pervasive. They frequently used ideas connected to war to understand their place in the world. ... More
1. Introducing Assyria

1. Introducing Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0001
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9780198715900
Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential. ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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9780195377996
‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
7. The Neo-Babylonian empire: (626–539 bc)

7. The Neo-Babylonian empire: (626–539 bc)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0008
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9780198726470
In 626, Babylon’s throne was seized from Assyrian control by Nabopolassar. Weakness and instability in the heartland of the Assyrian kingdom, which followed the death of Assyria’s last ... More
5. Strategy

5. Strategy  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0005
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9780192804709
Examining the grand but unfulfilled decisions and plans of various leaders and races from the ancient world allows us to learn a great deal about ancient strategy in warfare.‘Strategy’ ... More
2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce

2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0002
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9780195377996
‘The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce’ starts this history of the ancient Near East by looking at the beginning of the period of prosperity in Mesopotamia, focusing in particular on the ... More
8. The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce

8. The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0008
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9780195377996
‘The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce’ continues the story of the ancient Near East from the late sixteenth century bce and over the next four hundred years. Hammurabi's empire faced many of ... More
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction  

Gillian Clark

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.001.0001
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9780199546206
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction debates the concept of and the events that took place in late antiquity. Was late antiquity a period of decline or transformation, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780199545728.003.0008
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9780199545728
There are three questions in the story of Islamic history. What happened? How do we know this? Why does it matter? The Introduction takes a brief look at the geography of Islam now and in ... More
10. The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria

10. The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0010
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9780199858507
The sudden collapse of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria startled the world. These revolutions have just begun, and it is too soon to say how they will end. ‘The Arab Revolutions ... More
2. The Quran and the Prophet

2. The Quran and the Prophet  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0002
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9780199642878
For the vast majority of Muslims the Quran is the speech of God. ‘The Quran and the Prophet’ explains the origins and organization of the Quran and what it means. It considers the position ... More
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction  

Harry Sidebottom

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.001.0001
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book
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9780192804709
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction examines all aspects of ancient warfare, from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. How did wars shape ... More
6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire

6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0006
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire’ considers the key aspects of governance and ideology that contributed to the Assyrian Empire’s control over its holdings for three centuries. ... More
4. Assyrians abroad

4. Assyrians abroad  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198715900
‘Assyrians abroad’ captures snapshots of Assyrian lives far away from the city of Aššur and Assyrian heartland through a range of primary sources from different periods. Accounts of ... More
5. Foreigners in Assyria

5. Foreigners in Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0005
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9780198715900
‘Foreigners in Assyria’ looks at Assyrian interactions with the wider world by focusing on foreigners in the city of Aššur and how they got there. The first two cases explore Assyrian ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715900
‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More

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