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5. The charter defeated: the charter victorious

5. The charter defeated: the charter victorious  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777806
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0006
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9780199582877
‘The charter defeated: the charter victorious’ describes the short-term failure and long-term success of Magna Carta. Within nine weeks of its issue, Magna Carta was redundant because most ... More
6. War to end war?

6. War to end war?  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0006
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9780190644987
The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf ... More
European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.001.0001
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9780198749981
European Law: A Very Short Introduction considers the laws and legal system of the European Union and discusses the range of issues that the European Union has been given the ... More
5. On the origin of treaties

5. On the origin of treaties  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0006
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9780198749981
EU Treaties are international agreements signed and ratified by sovereign states. The EU is, therefore, a creation of international law. However, it is increasingly treated by scholars as ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191814259
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10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0001
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9780198749981
The Introduction outlines the questions that this VSI attempts to answer. Why does the EU arouse such strong passions? As an organization based on international treaties, why has it proved ... More
2. From Common Market to European Union

2. From Common Market to European Union  

Anthony Arnull

in European Union Law: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191814259
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749981.003.0003
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9780198749981
The EEC Treaty said that the common market should be established gradually over a transitional period comprising three stages. When the transitional period expired in 1969, the common ... More
4. A Constabulary NavyPirates, Slavers, and Manifest Destiny (1820–1850)

4. A Constabulary Navy: Pirates, Slavers, and Manifest Destiny (1820–1850)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0004
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9780199394760
After 1820, the day-to-day duties of the United States Navy involved dealing with smugglers, pirates, and the illegal slave trade and so deploying the large ships of the line was deemed ... More
2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution

2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution  

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/9780199588503.003.0002
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9780199588503
‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win ... More
5. The ANZUS Treaty

5. The ANZUS Treaty  

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/9780199588503.003.0005
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9780199588503
‘The ANZUS Treaty’ considers the contentious relationship between Australia and the United States of America during the Cold War. Australia's Minister for External Affairs, Herbert V. ... More
3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles

3. Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles  

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/9780199588503.003.0003
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9780199588503
‘Diplomatic origins of the Great War and Versailles’ describes the triggers for the start of World War I. Within days of Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, Imperial ... More
6. Independent Ireland

6. Independent Ireland  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0006
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9780192801678
‘Independent Ireland’ studies Ireland after the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The refusal of dissidents to acknowledge the Anglo-Irish Treaty led to a brutal Civil War. After this conflict, the ... More
3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)

3. The Madero revolt and regime (1910–1913)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0003
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9780198745631
Francisco Madero, scion of one of northern Mexico’s richest families, had led the unsuccessful opposition of early 1910 in the liberal-democratic tradition. ‘The Madero revolt and regime’ ... More
3. Global America

3. Global America  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0003
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9780199899395
By the end of the nineteenth century, the United States had become the world’s preeminent economic power. Yet for such a large and wealthy country, by 1890 the United States was in a ... More
4. Drafting the treaty

4. Drafting the treaty  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0004
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9780190644987
Although primarily a diplomatic document, the Treaty of Versailles covered a wide range of subjects. Many of the articles of the treaty had little to do with Germany. The point was to ... More
5. To bed, sick of life

5. To bed, sick of life  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0005
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9780190644987
What would happen if the Germans refused to sign the treaty? The Allies were not prepared to resume the war or to handle the possibility of a German government collapse. “To bed, sick of ... More
The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael S. Neiberg

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780190645014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.001.0001
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book
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9780190644987
Signed on June 28, 1919, between Germany and the principal Allied powers, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. Problematic from the very beginning, the treaty was seen even ... More
1. Nations under law

1. Nations under law  

Vaughan Lowe

in International Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785818
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199239337.003.0001
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9780199239337
The most basic function of international law is to secure the coexistence of the world’s almost 200 sovereign States. ‘Nations under law’ explains the essential conditions of statehood ... More
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.001.0001
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book
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9780199588503
Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction introduces diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the ... More
5. Atheism in history

5. Atheism in history  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775925
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192804242
‘Atheism in history’ is concerned with two specific questions that need to be answered as part of the wider argument for atheism. The first is when and why atheism emerged in Western ... More
4. Christianity and the Rise of the Individual

4. Christianity and the Rise of the Individual  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776472
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192853882
‘Christianity and the Rise of the Individual’ examines the politics of the Middle Ages and the spread of Christianity. Three elements out of which civilization of the high Middle Ages was ... More

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