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The Act of Union

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 4783 words.

‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of...

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Australia

Kenneth Morgan.

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 168 pages.

Australia: A Very Short Introduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement of...

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Australia and the world

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6725 words.

How does an essentially Anglo-Celt country geographically isolated in the Pacific position itself within international politics? In ‘Australia and the world’ Japanese expansionism of the...

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Body and soul

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6563 words.

Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach...

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Border crossers and border crossings

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5177 words.

Some borders are easy to cross; others are extremely difficult. In some borderlands diversity is celebrated and welcomed; in others, people crossing borders are met with tension and...

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Borders

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 152 pages.

Borders: A Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and...

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Borders and territory in the ancient world

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5315 words.

The modern political map we see and its underlying territorial assumptions are relatively recent developments. Before the modern era, borders were vague. Premodern societies conceived of...

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Brave new China?

Rana Mitter.

in Modern China

February 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Asian History; Political Geography. 445 words.

To what extent does the China envisaged a century ago resemble the China that exists now? ‘Brave new China?’ questions whether China today really is a ‘brave new world’ even though a glance...

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The Catholic question

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 3885 words.

‘The Catholic Question’ explores the role of Catholics in early eighteenth century Ireland. Catholics were blamed for the 1798 uprising, and the failure of Britain to emancipate them led to...

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Conclusion

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 1076 words.

In the ‘Conclusion’ Australia's history is summarized: it's distinction as the last inhabitable continent to be explored by Europeans; the British foundation of the six colonies; the...

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