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6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan

6. Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0006
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‘Constitutional revolutions: America, France, Europe (1830 and 1848), and Meiji Japan’ describes the growing skepticism and secularism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that led ... More
4. Revolutions in the ancient world

4. Revolutions in the ancient world  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0004
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‘Revolutions in the ancient world’ begins with the revolutions from the pharaohs to Greece and Rome. For Plato and Aristotle, the cause of revolutions was social injustice. In practice, ... More
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

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/9780199238484.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ sets out the issues to consider when studying Soviet history. A chronological approach to the Soviet Union gives a definite narrative shape to Soviet history, but this ... More
1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution

1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0001
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‘Introduction: China's unfinished revolution’ provides a general overview of the Cultural Revolution. Chinese revolutions had favoured modernism over Confucianism since the formation of the ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
1. Future and past

1. Future and past  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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‘Future and past’ examines the Soviet Union's own sense of its historical trajectory. Marxism provided a theory of revolution and economic development, one which Lenin accelerated through ... More
3. A world of networks

3. A world of networks  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

in Networks: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777936
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.003.0003
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‘A world of networks’ considers how the world's networks are interconnected. In cyberspace, power grids support the Internet, which hosts the WWW, which in turn enables email services, ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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The ‘Conclusion’ looks to the future of historical investigation of the Soviet Union. A more sustained engagement with later Soviet civilization is needed. Changes in the Soviet order apart ... More
2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity

2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777127
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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9780199235698
‘Imperial revolution: embracing modernity’ shows how Japan endeavoured to transform itself into a modern, imperial nation in the second half of the 19th century. Japan needed to modernize ... More
1. What is a revolution?

1. What is a revolution?  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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‘What is a revolution?’ illustrates how revolutions differ from other kinds of disorders and social change. Peasant revolts, grain riots, strikes, social movements, coups, and civil wars ... More
8. Revolutions against dictators: Mexico, Nicaragua, and Iran

8. Revolutions against dictators: Mexico, Nicaragua, and Iran  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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‘Revolutions against dictators: Mexico, Nicaragua, and Iran’ illustrates how the revolutions in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Iran have provided us with some of the most striking characters in the ... More
Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jack A. Goldstone

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.001.0001
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From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and ... 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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9780199365814
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0004
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‘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
Introduction

Introduction  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0001
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What was the Scientific Revolution and when was it? The Introduction states that it started around 1500 and ended around 1700 and it is the most important and talked-about era in the ... More
2. Atomic worlds

2. Atomic worlds  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191808951
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0002
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In Epicureanism, the ‘atom’ is the fundamental element of reality. There is a finite number of different atom shapes, but an infinite number of each shape, which move and congregate in a ... More
3. Iran and Islam

3. Iran and Islam  

Ali M. Ansari

in Iran: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.003.0003
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9780199669349
In 1979 the Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy and transformed Iran’s relations with the outside world. Iranian history was reassessed along with the importance of Islam to Iranian ... More
1. What is science?

1. What is science?  

Samir Okasha

in Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191807640
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.003.0001
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What is the distinguishing feature of science? ‘What is science?’ explores this question from a philosophical and a historical perspective. One answer is that scientific enquiry involves ... 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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‘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
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0007
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9780195389418
The ‘Conclusion’ summarizes what can be learned of post-Revolution France. The realities of modern France are more complex than nationalist pageants show. Power comes to those who unite ... 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

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