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3. The polemics of possession

3. The polemics of possession  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0004
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9780199755028
‘The polemics of possession’ examines the polemic regarding the Castilians' right to govern the New World. As the Indies had not threatened Spain the conquest of their lands was not ‘just’ ... More
5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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9780192853851
‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
1. What is diaspora?

1. What is diaspora?  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0001
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‘What is diaspora?’ attempts to define this wide-ranging — but often inappropriately used — term. Diaspora is more than simply migration. It is an idea which helps to explain the world ... More
2. Migration

2. Migration  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0002
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9780199858583
‘Migration’ looks at the movement of peoples across the globe from a diasporic point of view. When applied to migration, the term diaspora tends to homogenize the experiences of large ... More
2. Law and African American slavery

2. Law and African American slavery  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0002
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9780199766000
‘Law and African American slavery’ illustrates how the colonial heritage of slavery in America helped foster the population growth, expansion of the labour force, extraction of abundant ... More
2. Babylonian society through the perspective of Hammurabi’s Laws

2. Babylonian society through the perspective of Hammurabi’s Laws  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0003
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9780198726470
An imposing stone stele (pillar) discovered during excavations of the ancient city of Susa in ad 1901–2 depicts Shamash, god of justice, and the Babylonian king, Hammurabi. It is also ... More
2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians

2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0003
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9780192805904
The concept of race long preceded the invention of the term. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, facial features, hair, and skull size were associated with ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0009
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9780195331783
The United States is truly a multicultural society, or a global society, as any visitor to the country will attest. This global society has developed in fits and starts. The Conclusion ... More
7. African religions today

7. African religions today  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0007
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9780199790586
African indigenous religion in contemporary Africa struggles to maintain its legal tone and identity in the face of the forces of Islam and Christianity, especially radicalized forms. But ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0000
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9780199766000
The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has ... More
2. Oviedo and Las Casas

2. Oviedo and Las Casas  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0003
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9780199755028
‘Oviedo and Las Casas’ compares the differences between the histories of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and Bartolomé de Las Casas. Oviedo, a product of the Italian and Castile courts, ... More
1. The Atlantic slave trade

1. The Atlantic slave trade  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0001
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9780199922680
Slavery had long existed in Europe and Africa, but the history of the Atlantic slave trade begins in the 1440s with Portuguese exploration of West Africa. ‘The Atlantic slave trade’ charts ... More
3. The work of slavery

3. The work of slavery  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0003
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‘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
4. Struggles for control

4. Struggles for control  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0004
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9780199922680
It took persistent effort on the part of slave owners and their allies to keep slavery in place, to make people work without pay, and to sustain the arguments that justified the forced ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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9780199858583
‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
3. Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial utopianism

3. Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial utopianism  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0004
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9780199573400
There were two types of colonies: one was primarily formed to exploit labour, raw materials, and resources and the other was designed for settlement. ‘Indigenous, colonial, and postcolonial ... More
4. Utopianism in other traditions

4. Utopianism in other traditions  

Lyman Tower Sargent

in Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777615
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573400.003.0005
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9780199573400
Are utopias a Western creation? Most scholars argue that utopian traditions have existed in other cultures such as Buddhism, Confucian, Hinduism, Japanese Shintoism, and Islam. ‘Utopianism ... More
1. Why migration matters

1. Why migration matters  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0001
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9780198753773
One in every 35 people in the world today is an international migrant, but migration affects far more people than just those who migrate. It has important social, economic, and political ... More
2. Who is a migrant?

2. Who is a migrant?  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191815409
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0002
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9780198753773
‘Who is a migrant?’ looks at defining and measuring migration. Migrants can be categorized, based on whether they migrated voluntarily or involuntarily, whether they are economic or ... More
1. Traditions

1. Traditions  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0002
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chapter
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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

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