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2. Chinggis Khan emerges

2. Chinggis Khan emerges  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0002
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The last decades of twelfth-century Mongolia were chaotic. Conflicts were bloody and damaging to the landscape. A leader was needed. ‘Chinggis Khan emerges’ looks at how Chinggis Khan came ... More
6. The Mongols and arts and culture

6. The Mongols and arts and culture  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0006
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In what ways did the Mongols influence and support specific aspects of the cultures of the lands that they conquered? To what extent was such support accompanied by a political agenda? ‘The ... More
1. Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity

1. Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Apr 2014
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9780191776298
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0001
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‘Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity’ outlines how the study of elements progressed from ancient Greece to the seventeenth century. The Aristotelian system of elements claimed ... More
3. Gold: the glorious and accursed element

3. Gold: the glorious and accursed element  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Apr 2014
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9780191776298
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0003
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‘Gold: the glorious and accursed element’ explores the allure of gold. Gold has dominated men's hearts throughout the ages. It is not a very useful metal, but it is prized for its beauty ... More
5. Peoples on the move

5. Peoples on the move  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0005
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‘Peoples on the move’ points out that the movement of Celts from north of the Alps into the Mediterranean lands after about 400 BC is amply documented by Greek and Roman historians writing ... More
4. Reflation and Relief

4. Reflation and Relief  

Eric Rauchway

in The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365609
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10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.003.0004
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Roosevelt inherited a fundamentally broken economy. Banks, farms, factories, and trade had all failed. ‘Reflation and Relief’ charts the new President's immediate, decisive and ... More
2. Empires and enclaves

2. Empires and enclaves  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0003
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Columbus discovered an Old World in 1492. Steep population declines reduced Indian numbers by more than 90 percent in the following four centuries. European maps of the seventeenth and ... More
Conclusion. bringing myth back to the world

Conclusion. bringing myth back to the world  

Robert A. Segal

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

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191792328
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0010
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9780198724704
The ‘Conclusion’ uses the myth of Gaia and scientist James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis to ask: given that present-day theories have not challenged the supremacy of science, why bother trying ... More
2. History

2. History  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0002
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Poverty is an ancient problem. In the pre-modern period, poverty was synonymous with hunger, but the kind of poverty we recognize today arose with the emergence of the market economy. ... More
4. A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe

4. A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0004
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9780192804181
‘A little more prehistory’ considers the background of eastern France and southern Germany — another area of Europe that can claim to be the homeland of the Celts. Here the great rivers of ... More
1. The life

1. The life  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0002
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9780199591640
Keynes was born in a time when economic progress was taken for granted. Britain's position at the head of a world trading system seemed secure. ‘The life’ examines Keynes's background, ... More
4. Taking the farther West

4. Taking the farther West  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0005
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9780199858934
By the time the last Indian removals from the First West were being carried out in the early nineteenth century, the demands of Americans for lands farther west, within and beyond the ... More
5. Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld

5. Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365852
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0005
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‘Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld’ considers the first archaeological excavations at Troy. Heinrich Schliemann, a self-made millionaire, conducted the first dig at ... More
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction  

Morris Rossabi

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.001.0001
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9780199840892
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction follows the Mongol empire from its height of success to its collapse from internal disunity. Struggles for succession and ill-planned, ... More
5. The Mongols and the world: part 2

5. The Mongols and the world: part 2  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0005
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9780199840892
The Golden Horde was the longest-lived of the Mongol khanates. Few Mongols actually got to Russia. The khans expected their Turkic military forces to administrate the domain. The Turkic ... More
6. Institutions and organizations

6. Institutions and organizations  

Avinash Dixit

in Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2014
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Apr 2014
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9780191779824
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689378.003.0006
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9780199689378
Markets are not the only place where transactions take place. ‘Institutions and organizations’ highlights other platforms and institutions — families, social groups and networks, industry ... More
1. Empires and migration

1. Empires and migration  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0001
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9780190219765
The first Asians—Filipino “Luzon Indians” on a Spanish galleon—arrived on the North American continent in the late sixteenth century. Through periods of conquest and capitalism, and then ... More
1. Gold, sand, and string

1. Gold, sand, and string  

Christopher Hall

in Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672677.003.0001
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9780199672677
‘Gold, sand, and string’ considers elements of the Periodic Table from which every material we use is built. It focuses on three materials—gold, sand, and string—that represent the ... More
2. The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901

2. The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0003
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9780195311068
‘The crisis of the nineties, 1889–1901’ covers the politico–economic events of the 1890s. Reforms made during the previous decade had not done enough to curb rampant capitalism. The Knights ... More
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Skidelsky

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.001.0001
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book
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9780199591640
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction provides an insight into hils life and works, and explores Keynes's ethical and practical philosophy, and his monetary thought. John Maynard ... More

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