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A Concise History Of The University Of Cambridge

Author : E. S. Leedham-Green
ISBN : 0521439787
Genre : History
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A concise, illustrated history of the University of Cambridge from its origins up to the present day.

A Concise History Of The United States Of America

Author : Susan-Mary Grant
ISBN : 9781139504478
Genre : History
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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

A Concise History Of Spain

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A Concise History Of The Caribbean

Author : B. W. Higman
ISBN : 9781139495158
Genre : History
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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.

A Concise History Of Romania

Author : Keith Hitchins
ISBN : 9780521872386
Genre : History
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A comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day.

A Concise History Of Italy

Author : Christopher Duggan
ISBN : 9780521760393
Genre : History
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Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.

A Concise History Of Russia

Author : Paul Bushkovitch
ISBN : 9781139504447
Genre : History
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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

A Concise History Of Greece

Author : Richard Clogg
ISBN : 9781107032897
Genre : History
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This third, updated edition provides an illustrated introduction to Greek history and includes a new chapter on recent developments.

A Concise History Of The New Deal

Author : Jason Scott Smith
ISBN : 9780521877213
Genre : History
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This book provides a history of the New Deal, exploring the institutional, political, and cultural changes experienced by the United States during the Great Depression.

A Concise History Of Portugal

Author : David Birmingham
ISBN : 0521536863
Genre : History
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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

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