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Hume: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

James A. Harris

9780198849780
Paperback
September 2021

Very Short Introductions

Written by one of the world's leading experts in the field, this book offers a clear account of the contributions to philosophy made by one of Britain's greatest thinkers. Harris covers Hume's main interests of human nature, morality, politics, and religion, and explores the philosophical questions that remain at the heart of the subject today.

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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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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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The Russian Economy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Richard Connolly

9780198848905
Paperback
July 2020

Very Short Introductions

For many, Russia's political influence far exceeds its weight in the global economy. Richard Connolly demonstrates that in fact Russia's economy affords it global power, and explores how its socialist past has shaped its economic system into a unique blend of state and market.

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The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

William Doyle

9780198840077
Paperback
November 2019

Very Short Introductions

William Doyle chronicles the unfolding events of the French Revolution, from the quarrels of the first revolutionaries with the king, to the Terror, to the rise of Napoleon. Considering how and why the revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional, and social structures in France, Doyle also explores its lasting effects today.

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Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Quentin Skinner

9780198837572
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Quentin Skinner introduces Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat, politician, and the writer known for that most infamous Early Modern work, The Prince. He explores Machiavelli's theory of princely virtù, tracing its roots in ancient historians and moralists, and considering its influence on contemporary politics.

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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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The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Joachim Whaley

9780198748762
Paperback
July 2018

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire, from its origins in 800 as Charlemagne's Frankish kingdom, to its destruction by Napoleon. Throughout, Joachim Whaley analyses the empire's crucial impact and role in the history of European power and politics.

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Byzantine Art

Second Edition

£19.99

Robin Cormack

9780198778790
Paperback
March 2018

Oxford History of Art

A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Byzantine art, providing an introduction to the whole period and range of styles.

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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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Gender and the Great War

£23.49

Susan R. Grayzel, Tammy M. Proctor

9780190271084
Paperback
July 2017

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The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Martyn Rady

9780198792963
Paperback
March 2017

Very Short Introductions

The Habsburg Empire reached at various times across most of Europe and the New World. At all the critical moments of European history it is there - confronting Luther, launching the Thirty Years War, repelling the Ottomans, and taking on Napoleon. Martin Rady introduces the fascinating and colourful history of the Habsburgs.

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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921

£22.49

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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Russia in World History

£17.49

Barbara Alpern Engel, Janet Martin

9780199947898
Paperback
June 2015

New Oxford World History

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The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Christopher Smith

9780199547913
Paperback
May 2014

Very Short Introductions

The Etruscans (c. 900 - 400 BC) were a highly sophisticated and wealthy elite. Christopher Smith explores their archaeological record and the myths that remain about their existence. Placing the Etruscans within the context of the historical period and geographical location, he looks at how they have been perceived and received throughout history.

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The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Mike Rapport

9780199590964
Paperback
January 2013

Very Short Introductions

The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways, not least from the radical social and political change they evoked in many countries. Examining the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, Mike Rapport considers their significance and the legacy they leave today.

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The European Reformation

Second Edition

£36.99

Euan Cameron

9780199547852
Paperback
March 2012

A fully revised and updated version of this authoritative account of the birth of the Protestant traditions in sixteenth-century Europe, providing a clear and comprehensive narrative of these complex and many-stranded events.

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Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Vanessa Schwartz

9780195389418
Paperback
October 2011

Very Short Introductions

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