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The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Christopher Kelly
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This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it was run, its religions and its social structure.... (read more)

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The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Christopher Tyerman
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The image of the Crusaders--chain-mailed knights on horseback, bearing crosses on banners, fighting for their faith under an alien sun--occupies a familiar niche in modern western culture. Yet despite their powerful hold on our imaginations, the Crusades... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #98: Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #98: Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert J C Young
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Robert Young is one of the leading figures in postcolonial studies and here he explores globalization, the internet and mass media. 10 b/w illus.... (read more)

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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Jerry Brotton
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More than ever before, the Renaissance stands out as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #76: Empire: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #76: Empire: A Very Short Introduction
by Stephen Howe
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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems--the land-based... (read more)

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