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3. War and society

3. War and society  

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/9780192804709.003.0003
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9780192804709
The way a society makes war is a projection of the construction of that society. ‘War and society’ looks at this issue from the opposite perspective by taking three examples to illustrate ... More
24. ‘Your English Summer's Done’

24. ‘Your English Summer's Done’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0024
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9780192853981
‘Your English Summer's Done’ describes the lead-up to the First World War. Britain's entente policy committed it to the French and Russian side of the European equation. Britain could bring ... More
16. Pomp and Circumstance

16. Pomp and Circumstance  

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
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0016
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9780192853981
‘Pomp and Circumstance’ addresses the enduring importance of the aristocracy. They remained the dominant force in Westminster politics and officered the army. Aristocrats augmented their ... More
1. The English Settlements

1. The English Settlements  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0001
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9780192854032
There are few sources available on the fifth and sixth centuries. We have some archaeological evidence and a small group of text, annals and fragments. ‘The English Settlements’ tries to ... More
13. The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker

13. The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker  

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
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0013
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9780192853981
‘The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker’ examines the condition of the working classes. The working classes enjoyed relative prosperity in the 1870s and 1880s, due to rising real ... More
4. The Civil Wars

4. The Civil Wars  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0004
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9780192854001
‘The Civil Wars’ shows the country's gradual drift into the First Civil War. Parliament's victory came not through military factors — both sides professionalized their armies — but because ... More
3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
2. Organizing revolution

2. Organizing revolution  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0002
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9780199588664
‘Organizing revolution’ explores Mao's life in the early years of the Republic of China. Mao was a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who were urged by Soviet Communists to ... More
3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)

3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0003
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9780198745631
Francisco Madero, scion of one of northern Mexico’s richest families, had led the unsuccessful opposition of early 1910 in the liberal-democratic tradition. ‘The Madero revolt and regime’ ... More
3. Life cheapens: the descent into war

3. Life cheapens: the descent into war  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801562.003.0003
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9780192801562
‘Life cheapens: the descent into war’ explains how Loyalist political violence regained renewed effect with the civil rights movement. Most Protestants did not accept the claims of the ... More
5. Soldiers and civilians

5. Soldiers and civilians  

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/9780199590964.003.0006
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9780199590964
The French Wars shattered the 18th-century rules of warfare. ‘Soldiers and civilians’ looks at the effects of the French Wars on the ordinary people of the war, the men and women who found ... More
1. The Corsican, 1769–1796

1. The Corsican, 1769–1796  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780190911959
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0002
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9780199321667
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica, just after it came under the control of the Kingdom of France. ‘The Corsican, 1769–1796’ outlines Napoleon’s early life, including his ... More
Terror and terrorism

Terror and terrorism  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0005
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‘Terror and terrorism’ discusses strategies in which terror is used to break an opponent’s willingness to fight or to induce a change in a rival power’s policy or behavior. Terror often ... More
5. Patriotism and multinationalism

5. Patriotism and multinationalism  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0006
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9780199238484
‘Patriotism and multinationalism’ analyses Soviet efforts to combine one strong state with a multiplicity of ethnic and linguistic groups. Ethnicity was a matter of personal identity, as ... 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
4. Elite and masses

4. Elite and masses  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0005
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9780199238484
‘Elite and masses’ focuses on the contradictions of Soviet society. The problem for the Bolshevik party was how a centralized, minority party could claim leadership of the masses. In the ... More
The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Knight

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.001.0001
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book
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9780198745631
The Mexican Revolution defined the socio-political experience of 20th-century life in Mexico. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the ... More
4. Counter-revolution and Constitutionalism (1913–1914)

4. Counter-revolution and Constitutionalism (1913–1914)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0004
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9780198745631
The coup of February 1913, involving the overthrow and killing of Madero, had decisive effects. ‘Counter-revolution and Constitutionalism’ outlines how Huerta, the interim president, relied ... More
1. The trouble with terrorism

1. The trouble with terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198809098
The point of terrorism is to upset and make people feel vulnerable. ‘The trouble with terrorism’ attempts to define terrorism by examining the relationship between terror and war. Should ... More
5. Nationalism and terror

5. Nationalism and terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809098.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198809098
The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The emblematic terrorist act—the assassination of Archduke Franz ... More

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