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.
* 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
Mussolini and Fascist Italy
Bismarck and the German Empire: 1871–1918
Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party
The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941
Stalin and Stalinism
The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861-1917
The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600
The Origins of the First World War
August 25, 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...
Lynn Abrams, Lynn Abrams
April 11, 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...
Eric J. Evans
March 06, 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....
February 03, 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...
Alan Wood, Alan Wood
December 02, 2004
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...
June 26, 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...
April 25, 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...
June 21, 2001
A highly original and critical introduction to the revolutionary and napoleonic conflicts. It illuminates the less well-known areas of the subject, such as the changing atttitude of the French people towards Napoleon, as well as providing a balanced account of the campaigns of Wellington and...
July 20, 2000
Hitler and Nazism is an essential introduction to a notorious figure and crucial theme in modern European history. Focusing on the key themes of Nazi domestic policy, this book draws together the results of recent research into a concise analysis of the nature of Nazi rule and its impact on German...
February 10, 2000
At her accession in 1558 Elizabeth I inherited a troublesome legacy with a long history of wars against France and Scotland. This international situation was becoming a huge financial burden on the English crown and economy.Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy describes and assesses England's foreign...
October 14, 1999
Ireland in Conflict, 1922-1998 sets out the main political, economic and social developments in Ireland, north and south of the border, since the 1922 treaty. This book explains the troubles in their context and examines the underlying tensions which led to prolonged violence after a period of...