A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139915533

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521516082

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 4582

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521601016

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 9516

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.
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A Concise History of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107402174

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 4296

The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.
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The Making of Australia

A Concise History

Author: Robert Murray

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 1925078272

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7374

A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these strands of Australian life interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The book traces the transition from a convict society to a free one is traced, as is development of representative government and of Federation, the growth of cities, and the careers and influence of key politicians.
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A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108335896

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying 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 looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, Europe, and the wider world.
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A concise history of Australia

Author: Robert Lacour-Gayet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 9700

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Concise History of Australian Wine

Author: John Beeston

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865085470

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 304

View: 7232

A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling history of Australian wine, a companion volume to John Beeston's recent widely acclaimed Wine Regions of Australia.
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A Concise History of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760399

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 8918

Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.
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A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

Author: John H. Chambers

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4241

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands gives the curious tourist not only a modern day portrait of New Zealand and the far flung islands, their political systems and economic diversity, but also looks at the early settling of this massive area which covers about a fifth of the whole surface of the earth. When European navigators first sailed into the region, they were astonished at the exotic shared culture and language of the natives, separated in many cases by terrifying stretches of open ocean. The story of the peopling of the South Pacific Islands and New Zealand is one of the world's great epics. The book also has practical information for visitors, an Historical Gazetteer, and is illustrated with relevant maps plus a Chronology of Events. Special topics covered include Firewalking in Fiji, the Musket Wars, the Haka, Polynesian Tattooing and the Jon Frum Cargo Cult of Vanuatu. Book jacket.
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A Concise History of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504444

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 616

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.
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Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191633453

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 2121

In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life he places contemporary developments in a historical perspective, highlighting the importance of Australia's indigenous culture and making connections between Australia and the wider word. Balancing the successful growth of Australian institutions and democratic traditions, he considers the struggles that occurred in the making of modern Australia. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Australia

a new history of the great southern land

Author: Frank Welsh

Publisher: Overlook Pr

ISBN: 9781585678617

Category: History

Page: 719

View: 1582

Australia: A New History of the Great Southern Land is a major new account that places Australia's history fully within a global context, drawing on sources from the United States, Britain, South Africa, and Canada, as well as within Australia itself.
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Aboriginal Australians

A History Since 1788

Author: Richard Broome

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741765544

Category: Social Science

Page: 507

View: 1680

A powerful history of black and white encounters in Australia since colonization, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788 In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology, and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern. Since its first edition in 1982, Broome'sAboriginal Australianshas won acclaim as a classic account of race relations in Australia. This fully rewritten fourth edition continues the story, covering the uneven implementation of native title, the plight of remote Aboriginal communities, the "Intervention," and the landmark apology to the "stolen generations" by Federal Parliament.
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Dancing with Strangers

Europeans and Australians at First Contact

Author: Inga Clendinnen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616812

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 7098

This 2005 book tells the story of the first British settlers of Australia and the people they found living there.
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A Concise History of France

Author: Roger Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729122

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9133

This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for power, and the ways in which power has been used. Whilst taking full account of major figures such as Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, Napoleon and de Gaulle, it sets their activities within the broader context of changing economic and social structures and beliefs, and offers rich insights into the lives of ordinary men and women. This third edition has been substantially revised and includes a new chapter on contemporary France - a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, rising unemployment, a failing educational system, growing social and racial tensions, corruption, the rise of the extreme right, and a widespread loss of confidence in political leaders.
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A Concise History of Hungary

Author: Miklós Molnár

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667364

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 6757

A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary.
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A Concise History of Bulgaria

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139448234

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Bulgaria became a member of the European Union in 2007, yet its history is amongst the least well known in the rest of the continent. R. J. Crampton provides here a general introduction to this country at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. The text and illustrations trace the rich and dramatic story from pre-history, through the days when Bulgaria was the centre of a powerful medieval empire and the five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the nineteenth century and the political upheavals of the twentieth, upheavals which led Bulgaria into three wars. This updated edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership of NATO and admission to the European Union.
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A Concise History of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto,Sergio Fausto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107036208

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 3940

The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development.
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A Concise History of Mexico

Author: Brian R. Hamnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495164

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3016

The second edition of this accessible study of Mexico includes two new features: an examination of cultural developments since Independence from Spain in 1821 and a discussion of contemporary issues up to the time of publication. Several new plates with captions expand the thematic coverage in the book. The updated edition examines the administration of Vicente Fox, who came to power with the elections of 2000. The new sections reinforce the importance of Mexico's long and disparate history, from the Precolumbian era onwards, in shaping the country as it is today. This Concise History looks at Mexico from political, economic and cultural perspectives, and tackles controversial themes such as the impact of the Spanish Conquest and the struggle to establish an independent Mexico. A broad range of readers interested in the modern-day Americas should find here a helpful introduction to this vibrant and dynamic North-American society.
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