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20th Century History - 1900 to 2000



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    • 20th Century History - 1900 to 2000


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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921


Mark D. Steinberg

December 2016

Oxford Histories

A new history of the Russian Revolution, exploring how people experienced it in their own lives, from Bloody Sunday in 1905 to the final shots of the civil war in 1921. The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 focuses on human experience to address key issues of inequality, power, and violence, and ideas of justice and freedom.

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Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction


Anna Cento Bull

October 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction considers the history of Italy from the Risorgimento (the movement leading to Italian Unification in 1861) to the present. It also discusses Italy's political system and style of government; economic modernisation; emigration, internal migration and immigration; and the modern Italian culture and lifestyle.

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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction


Virginia Berridge

July 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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Patterns of Modern Chinese History


Charles Desnoyers

April 2016

Patterns of Modern Chinese History offers a broad narrative of the period starting with the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) to the present. Providing in-depth coverage of modern Chinese history, this introductory yet detailed text utilizes proven pedagogical features and a fluid narrative to examine large patterns and their origins, interactions, and adaptations. Its versatile organization accommodates both chronological and thematic approaches. The narrative begins at the height of imperial China's wealth and power, tracing it through its downward spiral and ultimate demise, and following its revolutions, civil wars, invasions, radical political interlude, and rise once again to world prominence.

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Anwar al-Sadat: Transforming the Middle East


Robert L. Tignor

November 2015

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Apartheid, 1948-1994


Saul Dubow

May 2014

Oxford Histories

This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

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A War of Peoples 1914-1919


Adrian Gregory

May 2014

Oxford Histories

This new perspective on the First World War offers a concise narrative of the war in its global context, from the first military actions in July 1914 to the signing of the peace treaty by Germany in July 1919, and explores how our understanding of the war has changed over time.

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Nazi Germany


Jane Caplan

April 2008

Oxford Short History of Germany

An authoritative and up-to-date history of Nazi Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, covering everything from the ideological origins of Nazism, through the history of politics and society in the 'Third Reich', to the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.

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Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction


Senia Paseta

March 2003

Very Short Introductions

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The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction


S. A. Smith

February 2002

Very Short Introductions

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Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction


Bhikhu Parekh

February 2001

Very Short Introductions

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Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction


Kenneth O. Morgan

August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Roger Griffin

June 1995

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