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Lancaster Pamphlets


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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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International Relations in Europe, 1689-1789

International Relations in Europe, 1689-1789

1st Edition

By J.H. Shennan
March 27, 1995

Shennan examines the changing criteria upon which European relations were based between 1689 and 1789, a complex period which saw: * the decline of dynasticism * the emergence of economic power as a concomitant of military might * the growth of British influence * the dawn of nationalism For easy ...

The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

2nd Edition

By Ruth Henig
April 19, 2005

Updated and expanded throughout to take into consideration the most up-to-date historical research, this new edition of The Origins of the Second World War analyzes the reasons for the outbreak of the Second World War. Experienced historian Ruth Henig considers: * the long-term factors ...

Stalin and Stalinism

Stalin and Stalinism

2nd Edition

By Alan Wood, Alan Wood
January 21, 2005

The second edition of a best-selling pamphlet, Stalin and Stalinism has been fully updated to take in new debates and controversies which have emerged since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Considering the ways in which Stalin's legacy still affects attitudes in and towards post-Soviet ...

The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861-1917

The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861-1917

3rd Edition

By Alan Wood
September 09, 2003

Alan Wood provides a concise introduction to the Russian Revolution and its origins dating back to the emancipation of the Russian peasant serfs in 1861. The third edition of this successful pamphlet brings the historiography up to date to include the multitude of research in the last ten years ...

The Origins of the First World War

The Origins of the First World War

3rd Edition

By Ruth Henig
December 14, 2001

First published in 2003. There is an enormous literature on the origins of the First World War and this pamphlet focuses on the major issues involved in the topic and assesses the validity of the different interpretations. Beginning with the legacy of Bismarck's diplomacy between 1871 and 1890, ...

The Origins of the Russian Revolution

The Origins of the Russian Revolution

2nd Edition

By Alan Wood
January 04, 2002

Looks at the roots of what has been described as the most important political event in the history of the twentieth century, from the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 to the Bolshevik uprising in 1917....

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