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French Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dudley Andrew

9780198718611
Paperback
May 2022

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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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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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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After Modern Art: 1945-2017

Second Edition

£17.99

David Hopkins

9780199218455
Paperback
June 2018

Oxford History of Art

A beautifully illustrated, new edition of this pioneering study of art since 1945. Focussing mainly on the relationship between American and European Art, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to the major artists and movements of recent years.

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

£16.99

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

£16.99

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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Patterns of Modern Chinese History

£28.99

Charles Desnoyers

9780199946457
Paperback
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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