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French Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dudley Andrew

9780198718611
Paperback
August 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 History of Emotions: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Thomas Dixon

9780198818298
Paperback
May 2023

Very Short Introductions

Emotions are complex mental states that resist reduction. Intimate and private, yet gaining substance and significance from their social and cultural context, their history is plural. It occupies the intersection of history of ideas, of the body, of subjectivity, and social and cultural history. This book explores its many facets.

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Hannah Arendt: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dana Villa

9780198806981
Paperback
January 2023

Very Short Introductions

An exploration of the life and political essays of 20th century philosopher, Hannah Arendt. Dana Villa analyses Arendt's pathbreaking studies on totalitarianism, power, evil, and political theory.

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The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History

£18.99

Greg Woolf

9780199664740
Paperback
August 2022

The story of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages: a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid.

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Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire

£16.99

Prashant Kidambi

9780198843146
Paperback
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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Violence: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Philip Dwyer

9780198831730
Paperback
March 2022

Very Short Introductions

Violence is part and parcel of both human history and nature. It is the one thing that all cultures and societies share in common. This book considers violence in the modern world, examining the ideas underpinning it, and the cultural context for violence over the last two centuries. It also asks if we are becoming more or less violent.

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The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

£12.99

Suzannah Lipscomb

9780198797678
Paperback
January 2022

Most of the women who ever lived left no trace of their existence on the record of history. In this book, Suzannah Lipscomb recovers the lives and aspirations of ordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French women, using rich source material to show what they thought about their lives, menfolk, friendships, faith, and sex.

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Winston Churchill: A Life in the News

£14.99

Richard Toye

9780192896230
Paperback
November 2021

A books which traces Churchill's life in the news from cradle to grave, showing how tensions between tradition and novelty played into his constantly evolving media image.

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The People's Peace: Britain Since 1945

Updated Edition

£16.99

Kenneth O. Morgan

9780198841074
Paperback
August 2021

This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has been has been expanded to include a new chapter looking at the conflict over Brexit. This edition contains some further updating.

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Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Paul Slack

9780198871118
Paperback
June 2021

Very Short Introductions

Throughout history plague has caused some of the greatest periods of hardship for humanity, from the Black Death to the Great Plague of London. This book explores the causes of plague, the presence of plague in art and literature, and the lasting impact of the disease on how people and governments behave when threatened by epidemic crises.

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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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Gender: A World History

£16.99

Susan Kingsley Kent

9780190621988
Paperback
January 2021

New Oxford World History

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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans

£14.99

Malcolm Gaskill

9780199672974
Paperback
October 2020

The transatlantic story of how the English settlers of seventeenth century North America became Americans - from the near-calamitous first settlement at Jamestown in 1607 to the drama of the Salem witch trials.

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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 Ghetto: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Bryan Cheyette

9780198809951
Paperback
August 2020

Very Short Introductions

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Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece

£14.99

Robin Waterfield

9780198853121
Paperback
July 2020

A fascinating, accessible, and up-to-date history of the Ancient Greeks. Covering the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and centred around the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification.

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Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Stuart Vyse

9780198819257
Paperback
January 2020

Very Short Introductions

Do you touch wood for luck, or avoid the number 13? Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs - both traditional and new - remain surprisingly popular. From black cats to lucky pennies, Stuart Vyse explores the history of our deepest superstitions, and the psychological reasons behind why they persist today.

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Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jeroen Duindam

9780198809081
Paperback
October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Combining history and anthropology in a global examination of families and power, this book connects medieval kings and queens to contemporary family business empires. Its sweeping overview of five millennia of rulership uncovers recurring predicaments of bloodline succession, and sheds light on divergence and change in dynastic practice.

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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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