A Concise History of the University of Cambridge

Author: Elisabeth Leedham-Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521439787

Category: Education

Page: 274

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A concise, illustrated history of the University of Cambridge from its origins up to the present day.
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A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131644113X

Category: History

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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 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. The fourth edition incorporates the far-reaching effects of an export and investment boom in the early years of the twenty-first century that lifted Australia to unprecedented prosperity. The sale of minerals and energy enabled the economy to withstand the global financial crisis of 2007–08 but there was no agreement on how the wealth was to be managed and its benefits distributed. The book describes a continuing search for solutions to climate change, the unauthorised arrival of refugees, Indigenous disadvantage and generational change.
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A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108424198

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A third edition of this reliable and accessible single-volume history of Portugal, bringing the story up to date by addressing recent changes to Portugal and Europe.
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A Concise History of Greece

Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703289X

Category: History

Page: 337

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This third, updated edition provides an illustrated introduction to Greek history and includes a new chapter on recent developments.
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A Concise History of the Caribbean

Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495151

Category: 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.
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A Concise History of the Common Law

Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771372

Category: History

Page: 802

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Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125. * "Professor Plucknett has such a solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic that one expects from his pen only what is scholarly and accurate...Nor is the expectation likely to be disappointed in this book. Plucknett's book is not...a mere epitome of what is to be found elsewhere. He has explored on his own account many regions of legal history and, even where the ground has been already quartered, he has fresh methods of mapping it. The title which he has chosen is, in view of the contents of the volume, rather a narrow one. It might equally well have been A Concise History of English Law...In conjunction with Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Dean Pound...this book will give an excellent grounding to the student of English legal history." Percy H. Winfield. Harv. L. Rev. 43:339-340.
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A Concise History of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760399

Category: History

Page: 360

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Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.
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A Concise History of India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf,Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521639743

Category: History

Page: 321

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An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.
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A Concise History of the Netherlands

Author: James C. Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875889

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Netherlands is known among foreigners today for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age paintings and its experimentation in social policies such as cannabis and euthanasia. Yet the historical background for any of these quintessentially Dutch achievements is often unfamiliar to outsiders. This concise history offers an overview of this surprisingly little-known but fascinating country. Beginning with the first humanoid settlers, the book follows the most important contours of Dutch history, from Roman times through to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. The author, a modernist, pays particularly close attention to recent developments, including the signature features of contemporary Dutch society. In addition to being a political history, this overview also gives systematic attention to social and economic developments, as well as in religion, the arts and the Dutch struggle against the water. The Dutch Caribbean is also included in the narrative.
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A Concise History of Bulgaria

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616379

Category: History

Page: 287

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Second edition of the history of Bulgaria, now including the period 1995 to 2004.
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A Concise History of Poland

Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185332X

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 5155

Updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.
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A Concise History of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107402174

Category: History

Page: 348

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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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A Concise History of Mexico

Author: Brian R. Hamnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521852846

Category: Drama

Page: 373

View: 7407

Updated edition of an accessible and richly illustrated study of Mexico.
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A Concise History of Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540711

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 8139

Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.
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A Concise History of Modern India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf,Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139537059

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India's social and economic development and its rich cultural life.
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A Concise History of Brazil

Author: Boris Fausto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992511

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil offers a sweeping yet accessible history of Latin America's largest country. Boris Fausto examines Brazil's history from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World through the long and sometimes rocky transition from independence in 1822 to democracy in the twentieth century. In a completely new chapter, his son Sergio Fausto, a prominent political scientist, brings the history up to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development and the challenges the country faces to meet the higher expectations of its people.
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A Concise and Accurate Description of the University and Town of Cambridge, and Its Environs. A Particular History of the Several Colleges and Public Buildings, ... To which is Added, an Exact Account of the Several Posts, ... Illustrated with Several Neat Views ...

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A Concise History of Spain

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 110710971X

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A Concise History of Switzerland

Author: Clive H. Church,Randolph C. Head

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244196

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.
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A Concise History of the World

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316412091

Category: History

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This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural developments across the globe, including families and kin groups, social and gender hierarchies, sexuality, race and ethnicity, labor, religion, consumption, and material culture. She examines how these structures and activities changed over time through local processes and interactions with other cultures, highlighting key developments that defined particular eras such as the growth of cities or the creation of a global trading network. Incorporating foragers, farmers and factory workers along with shamans, scribes and secretaries, the book widens and lengthens human history. It makes comparisons and generalizations, but also notes diversities and particularities, as it examines the social and cultural matters that are at the heart of big questions in world history today.
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