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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
5. NEP: society and culture

5. NEP: society and culture  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0006
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9780192853950
From the start of the NEP, social inequality rose. Class remained a fragile structure. ‘NEP: society and culture’ considers what the Soviets did to refashion the social systems in Russia, ... More
6. Trading and spending

6. Trading and spending  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0006
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9780198784456
In Book IV of the Wealth of Nations, Smith identifies two faulty alternatives to his own explanation of the wealth of nations: the French Physiocrats, who argued that land is the sole ... More
5. New England

5. New England  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0006
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9780199766239
The English founded a new set of colonies in New England during the beginning of the seventeenth century. This area attracted a different type of colonist: people of some wealth, espousing ... More
2. Shaping the continent

2. Shaping the continent  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0002
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9780199589937
‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral ... More
2. The rise of the West

2. The rise of the West  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0002
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9780199596652
Why has the world become increasingly unequal? ‘The rise of the West’ looks at how geography, institutions, culture, technological change, globalization, and economic policy have played a ... More
2. Eras of silk road fluorescence

2. Eras of silk road fluorescence  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0002
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9780199782864
‘Eras of silk road fluorescence’ looks at the effect on silk road communications of shifting political groupings. The most intense communications took place when both nomadic states and the ... More
3. New France

3. New France  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0004
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9780199766239
The French in America hoped to get a share of the American wealth they saw the Spanish taking. They turned to North America, which seemed a safer setting for a colony. ‘New France’ charts ... More
6. Crises of neoliberalism: the 2000s and beyond

6. Crises of neoliberalism: the 2000s and beyond  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

in Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.003.0006
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9780199560516
Whilst early manifestations of neoliberalism have had their day, ‘Crises of Neoliberalism’ shows that neoliberalism has been extremely adaptable to specific social contexts. One of the ... More
6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization

6. Diplomacy in the age of globalization  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0006
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9780199588503
‘Diplomacy in the age of globalization’ discusses the diplomatic challenges faced by globalization. The diplomacy of the global economic system ranges from the activities of transnational ... More
10. Britons and Romans

10. Britons and Romans  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0010
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9780192804181
According to ‘Britons and Romans’, Classical authors perceived the inhabitants of Britain and Ireland as differing significantly from those of Gaul. To Caesar, while the Britons and the ... More
9. Gauls and Romans

9. Gauls and Romans  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0009
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9780192804181
‘Gauls and Romans’ observes that, by the time of Caesar's involvement in Gaul, the Romanizing process in the south was already sixty years old and lucrative trading networks existed. When ... More
2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime

2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0003
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9780192853950
The October revolution was viewed as a chance for justice and equality to prevail over the old regime of arbitrariness and exploitation. The Bolsheviks hoped that revolution would break out ... More
4. NEP: politics and the economy

4. NEP: politics and the economy  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776502
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0005
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9780192853950
In March 1921, many feared that the new regime in Russia would not survive. In response Congress endorsed the abandonment of forced requisitioning in favour of a tax in kind on the ... More
2. Kingdoms

2. Kingdoms  

James R. Rush

in Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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Jun 2018
eISBN: 
9780190248796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.003.0002
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9780190248765
By the second or third millennium bce, the people of Southeast Asia were cultivating rice, domesticating pigs, chickens, and cattle, and forming the region’s earliest settled communities in ... More
2. Where did capitalism come from?

2. Where did capitalism come from?  

James Fulcher

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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0002
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9780198726074
How did capitalism originate? ‘Where did capitalism come from?’ argues that although capitalist production made its first fully developed appearance in Britain, key capitalist institutions ... More
3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0003
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9780195379389
‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0001
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9780199605415
At its height, the British Empire comprised over 13,000,000 square miles — nearly one quarter of the earth's land surface — and Britain was responsible for ruling over 500 million people, ... More
2. The creation of the World Trade Organization

2. The creation of the World Trade Organization  

Amrita Narlikar

in The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776168
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806086.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192806086
‘The creation of the World Trade Organization’ outlines the creation and structure of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in ... More
5. Settling disputes

5. Settling disputes  

Amrita Narlikar

in The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776168
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806086.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806086
‘Settling disputes’ outlines the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), the single, highly legalized settlement body of the World Trade Organization. The onus falls on members to make ... More

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