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Introduction

Introduction  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590964
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1792 until 1815. They are among the longest and most intense conflicts ever seen in Europe. The French Wars were not an ideological ... More
1. Copernicus, the young scholar

1. Copernicus, the young scholar  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0002
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9780199330966
Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland, on February 19, 1473. When his father died in 1483, his maternal uncle, Lucas Watzenrode (who became bishop of Varmia in 1489), took over ... More
4. The early modern empire (1)from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War

4. The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War  

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/9780198748762.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198748762
‘The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War’ outlines the period from 1493 to 1648. Maximilian I’s reign (1493–1519) transformed the empire. It remained a feudal ... More
4. In the service of the faith17th and 18th centuries

4. In the service of the faith: 17th and 18th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198792963
Ferdinand II’s reign is regarded as a turning point in Habsburg history. He rebuilt Habsburg power in Central Europe and changed decisively the region’s religious and political complexion. ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199590964
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were a struggle of catastrophic proportions. They erupted from a series of chronic cracks that had opened in the international order of ... More
3. The Early Stuarts

3. The Early Stuarts  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0003
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9780192854001
‘The Early Stuarts’ argues that Civil War seemed a remote prospect under James I. He was a visionary monarch whose ambitions as a Christian king failed and whose personal affairs caused ... More
5. The early modern empire (2)from the Peace of Westphalia to 1806

5. The early modern empire (2): from the Peace of Westphalia to 1806  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0006
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ISBN: 
9780198748762
The Thirty Years War was a disaster for much of the empire, yet the post-war era provided new opportunities and developments, which all contributed to the extraordinary cultural vitality of ... More
6. Puritans and the larger society

6. Puritans and the larger society  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0006
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9780195334555
‘Puritans and the larger society’ explains how aligning themselves, their families, and their friends with God's will was preliminary to the puritans' goal of reshaping the world around ... More
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Rapport

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199590964
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief outline of these conflicts, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. What were the origins ... More
3. Politics

3. Politics  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777066
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199231317
‘Politics’ examines the interplay of religion and politics. Religion was of great importance to Reformation rulers, and it was their wishes that had the greatest influence in the shaping of ... More

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