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A Dictionary of World History

Edited by Edmund Wright.

January 2006; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: world history. 4091 pages.527857 words.

This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world...

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: British history. 448 pages.330374 words.

‘A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. ’, - Christina Patterson, The Independent

Essential reading for...

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Northern Ireland

Marc Mulholland.

January 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: British history; European history; political geography. 184 pages.

From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict — Catholic...

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The Norman Conquest

George Garnett.

November 2009; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500); British history. 168 pages.

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the most profound turning points in English history. The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully...

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The Renaissance

Jerry Brotton.

April 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500). 160 pages.

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale....

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Modern Ireland

Senia Paseta.

March 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: regional and national history; political geography. 184 pages.

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction attempts to answer the Irish Question. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments...

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The Cold War

Robert J. McMahon.

March 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Cold War; contemporary history (post 1945). 200 pages.

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction argues that the massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War....

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Postcolonialism

Robert J. C. Young.

June 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: national liberation and post-colonialism; literary studies (postcolonial literature). 192 pages.

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. It explores...

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Empire

Stephen Howe.

August 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: colonialism and imperialism. 160 pages.

There is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Empire: A Very Short Introduction asks: Do the United States and its...

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African History

John Parker and Richard Rathbone.

March 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: African history. 184 pages.

African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of African...

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