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4. Iran and the West

4. Iran and the West  

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/9780199669349.003.0004
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9780199669349
‘Iran and the West’ charts the relationship between Iran and the West beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries with increased contact with Western rulers eager to secure both economic ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0001
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9780199590964
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1792 until 1815. They are among the longest and most intense conflicts ever seen in Europe. The French Wars were not an ideological ... More
Iran: A Very Short Introduction

Iran: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Ansari

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669349.001.0001
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9780199669349
Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet extensive media interest has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a ... More
7. The people’s war

7. The people’s war  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0008
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9780199590964
War is not just fought by leaders and soldiers, it is fought by people against other people. Governments, churches, intellectuals, the press, and cultural organizations used different ... More
6. The cost of empire

6. The cost of empire  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0007
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9780199595112
Why did the political and social balance on which the Republic depended disintegrate into chaos and civil war? ‘The cost of empire’ considers the effect of expansion on the Republic's ... More
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0004
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‘Warrior: Alexander's Army’ describes Alexander's military campaigning, which he continued throughout his reign and for which he is perhaps most famous. The title of ‘Undefeated’ is ... More
4. History wars

4. History wars  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0005
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9780192803917
‘History wars’ uses the literature of the second century AD to recover a sense of how those who were conquered sought to establish an identity in a new imperial world. Conquest by Rome had ... More
6. ‘Extravagant’

6. ‘Extravagant’  

Christopher Wixson

in George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191884559
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10.1093/actrade/9780198850090.003.0007
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‘Extravagant’ discusses how George Bernard Shaw’s plays continue to experiment with dramatic structure and style as he recovers his optimism in social progress amid the devastating effects ... More
5. Enlightenment and reaction18th and 19th centuries

5. Enlightenment and reaction: 18th and 19th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191834714
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0005
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9780198792963
‘Enlightenment and reaction: 18th and 19th centuries’ describes the reigns of Charles VI (1711–40), Maria Theresa (1740–80), Joseph II (1780–90), Leopold II, and Francis. It outlines the ... More
Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2021
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Jul 2021
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9780191914775
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10.1093/actrade/9780192893918.001.0001
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9780192893918
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the subject of diplomatic history, the critical study of the management of relations between nation-states. Based on significant ... More
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Kelly

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.001.0001
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9780192803917
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Alex Roland

in War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190605414
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10.1093/actrade/9780190605384.003.0005
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9780190605384
Technological change continues at an increasing pace, especially for military technology, with its widespread, institutionalized research and development. Near-future technologies include ... More
10. Thebes

10. Thebes  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0010
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The city of Thebes was the chief beneficiary of the ongoing attrition between the Athenians and the Spartans. It is a city deep in myth. ‘Thebes’ examines the significance of the town. For ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Alex Roland

in War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190605414
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10.1093/actrade/9780190605384.003.0001
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The introduction outlines the purpose of this VSI: to trace the coevolution of technology and warfare from the earliest human experience to the present. A host of factors and variables have ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0002
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9780199590964
The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were a struggle of catastrophic proportions. They erupted from a series of chronic cracks that had opened in the international order of ... More
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Rapport

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.001.0001
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9780199590964
The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief outline of these conflicts, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. What were the origins ... More
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
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9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
1. A global Renaissance

1. A global Renaissance  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0002
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9780192801630
Classical definitions of the Renaissance celebrate the achievements of European civilization above all others. ‘A global Renaissance’ situates the Renaissance within the wider intellectual ... More
The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction  

David M. Gwynn

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.001.0001
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9780199595112
‘The Roman Republic’ describes the rise of the Roman Republic from its humble beginnings and explores its legacy in the modern world. How do the social and cultural aspects of the Republic ... More

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