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              A Short History of the Russian Revolution: Revised Edition

              A Short History of the Russian Revolution: Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Swain, Professor Emeritus Geoffrey

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              First published in Great Britain --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781350153837
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2022
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Short Histories
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              A Short History of the American Revolutionary War

              A Short History of the American Revolutionary War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Conway, Stephen

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              The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to P...aul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
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              ISBN 9781350147119
              Released NZ 19 May 2022
              Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Short Histories
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              A Short History of the Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition
               

              A Short History of the Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition (Hardback, 2nd edition)

              By Casanova, Prof. Julian

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              In elegant and accessible prose, Julian Casanova tells the gripping story of the Spanish Civil War. These anguished and traumatic years filled Spain with hope, frustration and drama. Not only did it pit countryman against countryman, and neighbour against neighbour, but from 1936...-39 this bitterly contended struggle sucked in competing and seemingly atavistic forces that were soon to rage across the face of Europe, and then the rest of the world: nationalism and republicanism; communism and fascism; anarchism and monarchism; anti-clerical reformism and aristocratic Catholic conservatism. The 'Guerra Civil' is of enduring interest precisely because it represents much more than just a regional contest for power and governmental legitimacy. It has come to be seen as a seedbed for the titanic political struggles and larger social upheavals that scarred the entire 20th century. Charting the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy, Casanova provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anticlerical violence) that have been asked in the 70 years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic. Now with a revised introduction, Casanova offers an overview of key historiographical shifts since the title was first published; not least the wielding of the conflict to political ends in certain strands of contemporary historiography towards an alarming neo-Francoist revisionism.
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              ISBN 9781350152564
              Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Iraq: A History

              Iraq: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Robertson, John

              • RRP: $34.99
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              A unique account of Iraq - cradle of great civilizations and birthplace of the first cities

              ISBN 9781780749495
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2016
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Short History of Medieval Christianity

              A Short History of Medieval Christianity (Hardback)

              By Evans, Dr. G. R.

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              What did people really believe in the Middle Ages? Much of our sense of the medieval period has come down to us from the writings of the learned: the abbots, priors, magnates, scholastic theologians and others who between them, and across Christendom, controlled the machinery of ...church and state. For G R Evans too much emphasis has been placed on a governing elite and too little on those - the great mass of the semi-literate and illiterate, and the emergent middle classes - who stood outside the innermost circles of ecclesiastical power, privilege and education. Her book finally gives proper weight to the neglected literature of demotic religion: the lives of saints; writings by those - including lay women - who had mystical experiences; and lively texts containing stories for popular edification. Ranging widely, from the fall of Rome to the ideas of the Reformation, the author addresses vital topics like the appeal of monasticism, the lure of the Crusades, the rise of the friars and the acute crisis of heresy. As Evans reveals, medieval Christianity was shaped above all by its promise of salvation or eternal perdition.
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              ISBN 9781784532826
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              A Short History of Medieval Christianity

              A Short History of Medieval Christianity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Evans, Dr. G. R.

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              What did people really believe in the Middle Ages? Much of our sense of the medieval period has come down to us from the writings of the learned: the abbots, priors, magnates, scholastic theologians and others who between them, and across Christendom, controlled the machinery of ...church and state. For G R Evans too much emphasis has been placed on a governing elite and too little on those - the great mass of the semi-literate and illiterate, and the emergent middle classes - who stood outside the innermost circles of ecclesiastical power, privilege and education. Her book finally gives proper weight to the neglected literature of demotic religion: the lives of saints; writings by those - including lay women - who had mystical experiences; and lively texts containing stories for popular edification. Ranging widely, from the fall of Rome to the ideas of the Reformation, the author addresses vital topics like the appeal of monasticism, the lure of the Crusades, the rise of the friars and the acute crisis of heresy. As Evans reveals, medieval Christianity was shaped above all by its promise of salvation or eternal perdition.
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              ISBN 9781784532833
              Released NZ 15 May 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

              A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons (Hardback)

              By Leyser, Henrietta

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              Arguing that the desperate struggle (led by Alfred the Great) against the Vikings helped define a distinctively English sensibility, the author explores relations with the indigenous British, the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity, the ascendancy of Mercia and the rise of Wes...sex.
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              ISBN 9781780765990
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Japan: A Short History
               

              Japan: A Short History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Hane, Mikiso

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              An accessible introduction to an enigmatic country, covering all the key topics from the times of the legendary samurai to Japan's position as an industrialized post-war nation

              ISBN 9781780742564
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
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              A Short History of the Etruscans
               

              A Short History of the Etruscans (Hardback)

              By Riva, Corinna

              • RRP: $99.00
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              Of all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, it is perhaps the Etruscans who hold the greatest allure. This is because, unlike their Greek and Latin neighbours, the Etruscans left behind no textual sources. Using fresh archaeological insights and discoveries, the author des...cribes the birth, growth and demise of this enigmatic ancient people.
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              ISBN 9781780766164
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              A Short History of the First World War

              A Short History of the First World War (Paperback)

              By Sheffield, Gary

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              All you need to know about WW1 from one of the world's foremost experts

              ISBN 9781780743646
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
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              Series Short Histories
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