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20th Century History - 1900 to 2000

 

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French Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dudley Andrew

9780198718611
Paperback
April 2023

Very Short Introductions

It is often claimed that the French invented cinema, and although their prominence may have been supplanted by Hollywood today, the French film industry remains both prolific and highly lauded. Exploring the entire French cinematic oeuvre, Andrew teases out the distinguishing themes, to bring the defining features of French cinema to light.

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The Oxford History of Modern China

£12.99

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

9780192895202
Paperback
January 2022

Oxford Histories

Explores the history of China from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to the present day. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower in what promises to be the 'Chinese century'.

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The Twentieth Century: A World History

£16.99

R. Keith Schoppa

9780190497361
Paperback
October 2021

New Oxford World History

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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Robert J. McMahon

9780198859543
Paperback
February 2021

Very Short Introductions

Vividly written and based on up-to-date scholarship, this title provides an interpretive overview of the international history of the Cold War.

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The Oxford History of Britain: 2021 edition

Updated Edition

£12.99

Kenneth O. Morgan

9780198841111
Paperback
February 2021

A new edition of this best-selling history of Britain, from Roman times, now updated to cover the first decade of the 21st century.

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1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

£12.99

Tobias Straumann

9780198816195
Paperback
October 2020

In 1931,Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party.

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Modern Brazil: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Anthony W. Pereira

9780198812081
Paperback
September 2020

Very Short Introductions

Anthony Pereira introduces the country and idea of Brazil, from its depiction in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, to Brazil's colonial past, and the country's transformation from a poor agricultural outpost to an integral part of the 21st century global order. Throughout he considers the economic, political, and social challenges the country faces.

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Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain

£22.99

Otto Saumarez Smith

9780198865193
Paperback
September 2020

In this volume, Otto Saumarez Smith recounts the fraught history of the urban development of British city centres in the 1960s, uncovering the planning philosophy, and the political, cultural, and legislative background that created the conditions for these transformations to occur across the country.

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Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

£14.99

Mary Fulbrook

9780198811244
Paperback
September 2020

Reckonings documents how Holocaust victims have sought justice over the decades and the haunting disparity between crime and punishment.

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Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Marc Mulholland

9780198825005
Paperback
March 2020

Very Short Introductions

From the Plantation of Ulster to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict. This book explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule, the growth of Sinn Fein, and the DUP, before bringing the story up to date.

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Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jane Caplan

9780198706953
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Nazi Germany may have only lasted for 12 years, but it has left a legacy that still echoes with us today. This book discusses the emergence and appeal of the Nazi party, the relationship between consent and terror in securing the regime, the role played by Hitler himself, and the dark stains of war, persecution, and genocide left by Nazi Germany.

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Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dan Stone

9780198723387
Paperback
March 2019

Very Short Introductions

Nazi concentration camps are by no means the only examples of these 'extreme institutions'; Dan Stone sets out the fuller story, from the Boer War to Bosnia. He shows how different regimes have used concentration camps at times of crisis to control populations that appeared threatening, and examines their role in consciousness and identity.

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Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance

£12.99

Donald Worster

9780190849856
Paperback
April 2018

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Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships, Vol. 1: Imperialism through Nazism

£17.99

Mary Fulbrook

9780198799528
Paperback
September 2017

An innovative study of the ways in which Germans of different ages and life stages lived through the violent eruptions of the two world wars, and through the rise of Nazism, looking at the ways in which this shaped, not merely German society, state, and economy, but also the character of the German people.

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Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence Through the German Dictatorships, Vol. 2: Nazism through Communism

£17.99

Mary Fulbrook

9780198799535
Paperback
September 2017

An innovative study of the ways in which Germans of different ages and life stages lived through the move from the Nazi dictatorship to the communism that succeeded it, looking at the ways in which this shaped, not merely German society, state, and economy, but also the character of the German people.

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Gender and the Great War

£25.99

Susan R. Grayzel, Tammy M. Proctor

9780190271084
Paperback
July 2017

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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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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921

£23.99

Mark D. Steinberg

9780199227631
Paperback
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

£8.99

Anna Cento Bull

9780198726517
Paperback
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

£8.99

Virginia Berridge

9780199688463
Paperback
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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