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French Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dudley Andrew

9780198718611
Paperback
May 2020

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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Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

£18.99

Stefan Collini

9780198813118
Paperback
January 2018

In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini, one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain in the twentieth century.

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

£14.99

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

£14.99

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

£25.99

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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The Modern Middle East: A History

Fourth Edition

£32.99

James L. Gelvin

9780190218867
Paperback
July 2015

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