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Lancaster Pamphlets


About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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Elizabeth I and Religion 1558-1603

Elizabeth I and Religion 1558-1603

1st Edition

By Susan Doran
December 16, 1993

Susan Doran describes and analyses the process of the Elizabethan Reformation, placing it in an English and a European context. She examines the religious views and policies of the Queen, the making of the 1559 settlement and the resulting reforms. The changing beliefs of the English people are ...

The Weimar Republic 1919-1933

The Weimar Republic 1919-1933

1st Edition

By Ruth Henig
October 01, 1998

This book represents a much-needed reappraisal of Germany between the wars, examining the political, social and economic aims of the new republic, their failure and how they led to Nazism and eventually the Second World War. The author includes:* an examination of the legacy of the First World War ...

Democracy and Civil War in Spain 1931-1939

Democracy and Civil War in Spain 1931-1939

1st Edition

By Martin Blinkhorn
November 11, 1998

In the 1930s Spain underwent a period of intense and bloody upheaval that culminated in three years of civil war and the triumph of the Nationalist rebels under General Franco. Hundreds of thousands of Spanish - and non-Spanish - people died in their struggle against what was seen as the greatest ...

Versailles and After, 1919-1933

Versailles and After, 1919-1933

2nd Edition

By Ruth Henig
June 30, 1995

Ruth Henig's fully revised and extended second edition of Versailles and After includes a new chapter on recent historiography of the subject and provides students with concise coverage of the following topics: * the terms of the Treaty of Versailles* the inadeqacies of the League of Nations as a ...

Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Henry VIII and the English Reformation

1st Edition

By David G Newcombe
July 24, 1995

When Henry VIII died in 1547 he left a church in England that had broken with Rome - but was it Protestant? The English Reformation was quite different in its methods, motivations and results to that taking place on the continent.This book: * examines the influences of continental reform on England...

The Thirty Years War

The Thirty Years War

1st Edition

By Stephen J. Lee
July 19, 2002

The period 1618-1648 was one of the most complex in European history. Religion interacted with rebellion and dynastic rivalry in a series of conflicts in central Europe known collectively as the Thirty Years War. This book guides the reader through the period by surveying the narrative of events ...

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

2nd Edition

By David Arnold
June 14, 2002

The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind...

Peter the Great

Peter the Great

1st Edition

By Stephen J. Lee
September 09, 1993

Peter the Great, whose reign saw the explosion of Russia onto the European scene, has become a legendary figure in history, as well as the subject of abiding controversy over the past two decades. Does he deserve the title 'The Great'? Was he 'enlightened' or 'barbaric'? Were his domestic reforms ...

Bismarck and the German Empire 1871–1918

Bismarck and the German Empire: 1871–1918

2nd Edition

By Lynn Abrams, Lynn Abrams
May 25, 2006

Updated and expanded, this second edition of Bismarck and the German Empire, 1871–1918 is an accessible introduction to this important period in German history. Providing both a narrative of events at the time and an analysis of social and cultural developments across the period, Lynn Abrams ...

Political Parties in Britain 1783-1867

Political Parties in Britain 1783-1867

1st Edition

By Eric J. Evans
October 31, 1985

The theme of Professor Evan's book is the growth of a recognizable modern party system from the much looser and often family-based attachments of the eighteenth century. He examines the significance of the terms 'Whig' and 'Tory' in the later eighteenth century and the growth of a party aligment ...

Mussolini and Fascist Italy

Mussolini and Fascist Italy

3rd Edition

By Martin Blinkhorn
October 13, 2006

In Mussolini and Fascist Italy Martin Blinkhorn explains the significance of the man, the movement and the regime which dominated Italian life between 1922 and the closing stages of the Second World War.  He examines:   those aspects of post-Risorgimento Italy which provided the ...

Sir Robert Peel Statesmanship, Power and Party

Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party

2nd Edition

By Eric J. Evans
April 19, 2006

Sir Robert Peel provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and career of one of the most political leaders of the nineteenth century. Perhaps best known for seeing through the Repeal of the Corn Laws, Peel had an enormous impact on political life of his age and beyond. Eric J. ...

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