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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Robert J. C. Young

9780198856832
Paperback
October 2020

Very Short Introductions

Since the 1960s, many people around the world have challenged the idea that western perspectives are the only ones that count. This book examines the history of that challenge, outlining the ideas behind it, and showing the ways in which the histories and the cultures of the world can be rethought in new, different and productive directions.

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Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jeroen Duindam

9780198809081
Paperback
October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Combining history and anthropology in a global examination of families and power, this book connects medieval kings and queens to contemporary family business empires. Its sweeping overview of five millennia of rulership uncovers recurring predicaments of bloodline succession, and sheds light on divergence and change in dynastic practice.

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Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Adam Sharr

9780198783442
Paperback
November 2018

Very Short Introductions

Adam Sharr tells the story of how modern architecture developed and produced its powerful cultural images. Considering the new building materials and techniques which shaped the movement, such as innovations in steel and concrete and the advent of air conditioning, he concludes by asking whether contemporary architecture remains modern at heart.

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Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition

£7.99

Charles Townshend

9780198809098
Paperback
May 2018

Very Short Introductions

Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'war against terrorism'? In this fully updated edition, Charles Townshend unravels the questions at the heart of the problem of terrorism - its causes, methods, effects, and limitations - suggesting that it must be understood as a political strategy whose threat can be rationally grasped and answered.

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Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Craig Jeffrey

9780198769347
Paperback
November 2017

Very Short Introductions

India has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the cultural changes unfolding in India today. Craig Jeffrey looks at the history of India, and considers the questions and challenges facing it today, informed by the everyday stories of Indian citizens.

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Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

John Waller

9780198790457
Paperback
August 2017

Very Short Introductions

John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race.

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Concentration Camps: A Short History

£12.99

Dan Stone

9780198790709
Hardback
March 2017

Dan Stone presents a global history of concentration camps, and considers the importance of these institutions to modern consciousness and identity. Tracing camps from their origins in in early-twentieth century colonial warfare, he discusses their evolution throughout the last century, and the complex questions their use raises.

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A Short History of Gardens

£12.99

Gordon Campbell

9780198784616
Hardback
November 2016

A Short History of Gardens embraces the beauty and practicality of gardens, in history and culture across the world. Gordon Campbell also look at variations on the modern garden, including the suburban garden, the city garden, the guerrilla garden, and the vegetable garden, and considers the future of gardens.

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A Dictionary of World History

Third Edition

£12.99

Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

9780199685691
Paperback
May 2015

Oxford Quick Reference

This invaluable, wide-ranging A to Z contains over 4,000 concise and reliable entries on all aspects of international history, from ancient times right up to the present day. An ideal quick reference work for students, and a fascinating source of historical information for anyone with an interest in the subject.

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Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Stewart A. Weaver

9780199946952
Paperback
March 2015

Very Short Introductions

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Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Kevin Kenny

9780199858583
Paperback
July 2013

Very Short Introductions

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Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Geoffrey Hosking

9780199580989
Paperback
March 2012

Very Short Introductions

Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory. In this Very Short Introduction, Geoffrey Hosking discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society, Russia's relationship with the West/Europe, the Soviet experience, and the post-Soviet era.

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The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stephen Lovell

9780199238484
Paperback
July 2009

Very Short Introductions

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. Stephen Lovell examines aspects of patriotism, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big questions about the Soviet experience.

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Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Geraldine Pinch

9780192803467
Paperback
April 2004

Very Short Introductions

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The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Barry Cunliffe

9780192804181
Paperback
June 2003

Very Short Introductions

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