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6. Twilight in the far west

6. Twilight in the far west  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0006
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9780199539406
Irish vernacular literature reveals Irish Druids, in the centuries before Christianity, as men of power, established in royal courts and serving as intermediaries between gods and men. ... More
6. The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 bce

6. The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 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
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0006
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9780195377996
‘The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 bce’ describes the period that follows the end of the Third Dynasty of Ur, which was one of breakup of empire and forging and breaking of alliances. ... More
3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids

3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0003
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9780199539406
‘The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids’ considers a range of archaeological data relevant to the intellectual life and belief systems of the inhabitants of Gaul ... More
2. The European theatre

2. The European theatre  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0002
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9780199539406
There has been a tendency to regard druidism as a largely western European phenomenon of the late Iron Age, partly because La Tène material culture is found in all the areas in which the ... More
4. An economy of “self-reliance”

4. An economy of “self-reliance”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199740550
‘An economy of “self-reliance”’ assesses Maoist economic policies. China was traditionally poor but egalitarian. Disorder at the start of the Cultural Revolution caused decline, before ... More
1. The beginnings of British history

1. The beginnings of British history  

Peter Salway

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191780721
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712169.003.0001
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9780198712169
The origins of Britain stretch back to before the Roman period. By the time of the Roman conquest, the culture of Britain had around fifteen hundred to two thousand years of development ... More
12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country

12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0012
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9780192853981
‘A Shifting Population: Town and Country’ outlines the effects of urbanization on Britain. Great urban centres, unmatched in the rest of Europe, grew up in manufacturing areas. Towns, ... More
3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0003
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9780192801678
‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

in Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.003.0001
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9780198725961
The agribusiness corporation producing corn and soya beans using enormous machines in North America, the woman with her hoe and her plot of cassava in Mozambique, the Chinese collective ... More
2. The old regime and the causes of the Revolution (1876–1911)

2. The old regime and the causes of the Revolution (1876–1911)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0002
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9780198745631
‘The old regime and the causes of the Revolution’ outlines the historical backdrop to the Revolution. Porfirio Díaz’s rule (1876–1911) proved crucial in the Revolution’s gestation. The ... More
5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce

5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 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/9780195377996.003.0005
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9780195377996
‘The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce’ looks at the collapse of the Akkadian Empire after the reign of the fourth successor to Sargon. The most significant kingdom to rise out of this ... More
3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0003
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9780195379389
‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people. ... 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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‘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
5. Agriculture, regions, budget: conflicts over who gets what

5. Agriculture, regions, budget: conflicts over who gets what  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0005
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9780198808855
‘Agriculture, regions, budget: conflicts over who gets what’ argues that because the single market enhances productivity in the economy, there is benefit for most people. But there will be ... More
10. So, who were the Druids?

10. So, who were the Druids?  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199539406
The elite class of ‘the wise’ — Bards, Vates, and Druids — was rapidly changing in the early 1st millennium AD — even in Ireland, where the impact of the Roman world was slight. Changes in ... More
3. The work of slavery

3. The work of slavery  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0003
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9780199922680
‘The work of slavery’ describes the wide range of work and duties allocated to enslaved people—men, women, and children—in the North and South. From the 1600s to 1865 the vast majority ... More
1. Traditions

1. Traditions  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780190681418
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10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0002
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9780190681388
More is known about ancient childhoods in the West than elsewhere in the world, but from what is known, all cultures believed that childhood was more than a phase of biological immaturity, ... More
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Chris Gosden

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780191841705
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.001.0001
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book
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9780198803515
Prehistory covers the period of some four million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. Prehistory: A Very Short ... More
1. Rethinking prehistory

1. Rethinking prehistory  

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2018
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Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841705
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198803515
A profound consideration is underway of the nature of long-term human history. The major turning points identified—the invention of farming, growth of cities, and technological change—were ... More
4. The long-term history of Europe and Asia

4. The long-term history of Europe and Asia  

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2018
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Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841705
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198803515
‘The long-term history of Europe and Asia’ explains how the fluctuating climatic systems between cold and warm periods provided the context in which the global expansion of our ancestors ... More

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