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French Cinema: A Very Short Introduction


Dudley Andrew

26 October 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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Vatican II: A Very Short Introduction


Shaun Blanchard, Stephen Bullivant

23 March 2023

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the backstory, event, and reception of the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, in light of the wider history of the Catholic Church and places it in the exciting and tumultuous context of the 1960s.

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The Age of Interconnection: A Global History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century


Jonathan Sperber

05 January 2023

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land


Robert G. Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson

08 August 2022

Oxford Illustrated History

The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.

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Enoch Powell: Politics and Ideas in Modern Britain


Paul Corthorn

28 July 2022

Best known for his notorious 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968 and his outspoken opposition to immigration, Enoch Powell was one of the most controversial figures in British political life in the second half of the twentieth century and a formative influence on what came to be known as Thatcherism.

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Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire


Prashant Kidambi

21 July 2022

The extraordinary story of the first 'All India' national cricket tour of Great Britain and Ireland - and how the idea of India as a nation took shape on the cricket pitch.

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Today Sardines Are Not for Sale: A Street Protest in Occupied Paris


Paula Schwartz

07 July 2022

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Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State


Ugur Ümit Üngör

06 July 2022

From the deserts of Sudan to the jungles of Colombia, from the streets of Belfast to the mountains of Kurdistan, paramilitaries have appeared in violent conflicts. Üngör presents a comparative and global overview of paramilitarism, showing how states use it to successfully outsource mass political violence against civilians.

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Flowers Through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland


Juliane Fürst

27 June 2022

In the face of disapproval and repression Soviet hippies created a version of Western counterculture, skilfully adapting to, manipulating, and shaping their late socialist environment. Flowers through Concrete explores their lives, thoughts, and political sway.

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German Angst: Fear and Democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany


Frank Biess

22 June 2022

Emotions in History

While fear and anxiety have historically been associated with authoritarian regimes, Frank Biess demonstrates the ambivalent role of these emotions in the democratization of West Germany, where fears and anxieties about the country's catastrophic past and uncertain future both undermined democracy and stabilized the emerging Federal Republic.

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Electric News in Colonial Algeria


Arthur Asseraf

01 April 2022

Oxford Historical Monographs

As Algeria became connected to international news networks during French colonial rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this study examines how news spread through communities and across social divides, how new media changed the communication landscape, and how surveillance by the French government played a role.

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The Oxford History of Modern China


Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

27 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


R. Keith Schoppa

25 October 2021

New Oxford World History

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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Robert J. McMahon

25 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


Kenneth O. Morgan

25 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


Tobias Straumann

08 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


Anthony W. Pereira

24 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


Otto Saumarez Smith

03 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


Mary Fulbrook

03 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


Marc Mulholland

26 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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