Seminar Studies

Financial Revolution 1660 - 1750, The
by Henry G. Roseveare ~ Paperback / softback

The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was based. The subsequent changes radically altered English politics, and this book aims to provi...

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War and Society in Britain 1899-1948
by Rex Pope ~ Paperback / softback

"Seminar Studies in History" aims to bridge the gap between the standardized text book and the specialist survey. Each book consists of a brief introduction or background to the subject, followed by a section of analysis focusing on the main themes and issues. There is an assessment of the subject a...

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$136.00
The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598
by R.J. Knecht ~ Paperback / softback

In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding - in his immortal phrase - that 'Paris is worth a mass'. In this lucid introduction to a complex period in French his...

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The English Civil War 1640-1649
by Martyn Bennett ~ Paperback / softback

The English Civil War remains one of the most crucial periods in British history. Martyn Bennett introduces the reader to the main arguments surrounding the Civil War which still continue to be debated by historians today.Author BiographyMartyn Bennett is Head of the History Division in the Departm...

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$128.00
French Renaissance Monarchy
by R.J. Knecht ~ Paperback / softback

This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are...

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$92.00
The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48
by Pamela M. Pilbeam ~ Paperback / softback

Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. Th...

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$80.00
Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949
by Martin McCauley ~ Hardback

Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 covers the formative years of the momentous struggle which developed between two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. It not only involved these titans but also the rest of the globe; many proxy wars were fought much to the detriment of the developin...

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$442.00
Eastern Europe Since 1970
by Bulent Gokay ~ Paperback / softback

The momentous events of 1989-91 in Eastern Europe changed world politics and challenged the West to reconsider its attitude to the former Warsaw Pact countries. With the end of Communism as a political force the mutual hostilities of the Cold War era were finally effaced. Eastern Europe since 1970 ...

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Imperial Germany 1890 - 1918
by Ian Porter ~ Paperback / softback

The books in this series aim to provide concise analyses of complex issues and problems in key topics of the A-level Modern History syllabus. Using supporting documents, they offer students an account of historical facts and an understanding of the central themes and differing interpretations. This ...

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$130.00
Britain and Europe since 1945
by Alex May ~ Paperback / softback

Provides a timely introduction to one of the most fundamental and highly charged political questions which have dominated British politics since 1945: Britain's position in Europe. The author's chronological, rather than thematic, approach brings clarity to what is an enormously complex topic.

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The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902 - 1951
by Stuart Ball ~ Paperback / softback

This series aims to bridge the gap between the standard textbook and specialized monograph. It provides A level and undergraduate students with coverage of major themes in British and European history, from the medieval period to the 20th century. The authors are acknowledged specialists in their fi...

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$175.00
Magic and Medieval Society
by Anne Lawrence-Mathers ~ Paperback / softback

Magic and Medieval Society presents a thematic approach to the topic of magic and sorcery in Western Europe between the eleventh and the fifteenth century. It aims to provide readers with the conceptual and documentary tools to reach informed conclusions as to the existence, nature, importance and u...

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$133.00
Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010
by Jeff Kingston ~ Paperback / softback

Since 1945, Japan has successfully reinvented itself, rising from the ashes of defeat to become a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is seen as an inspiration for other developing nations and contributes significantly to global development. As the third largest economy in the world, with a reputatio...

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The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800
by Gwenda Morgan ~ Paperback / softback

The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and...

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$78.00
The Inter-War Crisis
by Richard Overy ~ Paperback / softback

The Inter-War Crisis is a concise yet analytical overview of the rapidly-changing world between 1918 and 1939, covering the political, economic and social instability that resulted from the First World War and the eventual descent towards the fresh upheaval of the Second World War. Revised through...

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The Origins of the Vietnam War
by Fredrik Logevall ~ Paperback / softback

The war in Vietnam was a seminal event in post-1945 world affairs. The conflict had a profound and lasting impact on the politics and society of Vietnam and the United States, but also shaped the larger international system in critical ways. This volume provides an authoritative and accessible intro...

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Family and Kinship in England 1450-1800
by Will Coster ~ Paperback / softback

Family and Kinship in England 1450-1800 guides the reader through the changing relationships that made up the nature of family life from the late medieval period to the beginnings of industrialisation. It gives a clear introduction to many of the intriguing areas of interest that this field of histo...

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$95.00
Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918
by Eric J Evans ~ Paperback / softback

Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through the period, involving rather more attention to those important changes in the 1880s which ...

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The English Civil War 1640-1649
by Martyn Bennett ~ Hardback

The English Civil War (1642-53) is one of the most crucial periods in British history. Martyn Bennett introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War which continue to be debated by historians. He considers the repercussions both on government and religion, of Parliament's failur...

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$455.00
The Renaissance
Hardback

First published in 1988, Alison Brown's The Renaissance soon established itself as one of the most popular and useful books on this complex topic. For this expanded Second Edition the author has rewritten the text entirely in the light of the wealth of literature published over the past decade. It c...

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$455.00
American Expansionism, 1783-1860
by Mark S. Joy ~ Hardback

This new Seminar Study surveys the history of U.S. territorial expansion from the end of the American Revolution until 1860. The book explores the concept of 'manifest destiny' and asks why, if expansion was 'manifest', there was such opposition to almost every expansionist incident. Paying attent...

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Nineteenth-Century Russia
by Derek Offord ~ Hardback

This new Seminar Study provides students with a rewarding introduction to nineteenth-century Russia. This period of Russian history is, of course, characterised by the flowering of an enormously rich intellectual and cultural life, the origins of which lie in the intelligentsiaA?s opposition to auto...

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$455.00
England and Europe 1485-1603
by Susan Doran ~ Hardback

This Seminar Study introduces students to England's foreign policy during the reigns of the Tudor monarchs. In this succinct introduction the author addresses the key questions facing students - for example, to what extent did monarch or minister make policy. Each reign is analysed in turn providing...

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$455.00
Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany
by John Breuilly ~ Paperback / softback

It is often argued that the unification of Germany in 1871 was the inevitable result of the convergence of Prussian power and German nationalism. John Breuilly here shows that the true story was much more complex. For most of the nineteenth century Austria was the dominant power in the region. Pr...

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Eastern Europe 1945-1969
by Ben Fowkes ~ Paperback / softback

For undergraduate courses on the history of Eastern Europe in departments of History and Politics. This new Seminar Study is an invaluable guide to the earlier decades of communist rule in Eastern Europe. The underlying theme throughout is the communists' attempt to mould the region's varied eco...

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$123.00
War and Society in Britain 1899-1948
by Rex Pope ~ Hardback

Rex Pope reassesses the impact of war on the political and social structures of British society during the first half of the twentieth century, and introduces the reader to current debates about the relationship between war and change.Author BiographyRex Pope

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$455.00
Napoleon
by Clive Emsley ~ Hardback

Napoleon had a profound impact on the development of both France and Europe, and his career had repercussions across the wider world. His career had all the elements of a classical tragedy: having begun with spectacular military and civil achievements, it ended in exile on the tiny Atlantic island o...

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$468.00
Spain in the Seventeenth Century
by Graham Darby ~ Paperback / softback

This series aims to bridge the gap between the standardized text book and the specialist survey. Each book provides a brief introduction or background to the subject, followed by a section of analysis focusing on the main themes and issues followed by an assessment. Contributors are drawing from tea...

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$196.00
The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902 - 1951
by Stuart Ball ~ Hardback

The history of the Conservative Party during the first half of the twentieth century was marked by crisis and controversy, from Joseph Chamberlain's tariff reform campaign through the Lloyd George coalition and the National Government between the wars to the defeat of 1945 and the post war recovery....

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$455.00
Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601
by Michael A.R. Graves ~ Hardback

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.

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Revolution & Terror in France 1789 - 1795
by D G Wright ~ Paperback / softback

This series aims to provide concise analyses of complex issues and problems in important A level Modern History topics. Using supporting documents, the books aim to give students a clear account of historical facts and an understanding of the central themes and differing interpretations. There is a ...

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$117.00
Britain and Ireland
by Jeremy Smith ~ Hardback

Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians and within wider public opinion. This examination attempts to chart a more dispassionate cour...

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Louis XIV
by Peter Robert Campbell ~ Hardback

`The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest research, complete with extensive bibliography, unfamiliar documents and vital glossary. Fr...

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The Dutch Revolt 1559 - 1648
by P. Limm ~ Paperback / softback

This A level book deals with the background to the Dutch revolts and the course of events, followed by an analysis of its military, economic/social and constitutional aspects. The series provides analysis of complex issues and problems in important A level Modern History topics. Using supporting doc...

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$89.00
Origins of the First World War
by Gordon Martel ~ Paperback / softback

Origins of the First World War summarizes the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Examining the strategic and political problems that confronted each of the great powers and the way in which social and economic factors influenced the decision-making process, Martel discus...

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China in Transformation
by Colin Mackerras ~ Paperback / softback

In the first half of the twentieth century, China moved from a millennium of imperial rule to the Communist Party-led People's Republic of China which remains today. China in Transformation argues that this enormously significant period in Chinese history saw wrenching change throughout Chinese soc...

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Bismarck and Germany
by D.G. Williamson ~ Paperback / softback

Bismarck's role in the unification and consolidation of Germany is central to any understanding of Germany's development as a nation and its consequent role as aggressor in two world wars. This study provides students with a concise, up-to-date and analytical account of Bismarck's role in modern ...

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Capitalism
by Paul Bowles ~ Paperback / softback

Capitalism stands unrivalled as the most enduring economic system of our times. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc the world has become a new stage for capital, and yet despite this dominance capitalism is still not widely understood. It remains a subject of enduring interest that is discovered a...

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$79.00
The Crusades, 1095-1204
by Jonathan Phillips ~ Paperback / softback

This new and considerably expanded edition of The Crusades, 1095-1204 couples vivid narrative with a clear and accessible analysis of the key ideas that prompted the conquest and settlement of the Holy Land between the First and the Fourth Crusade. This edition now covers the Fourth Crusade and t...

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$106.00
The Scramble for Africa
by M.E. Chamberlain ~ Paperback / softback

In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia - was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the `scramble' or `race' for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the cont...

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$82.00