Questions and Analysis in History contain the key elements essential to the study of history, whilst also offering a guide to best practice in essay writing and history skills. Each chapter of every book is organized around the key questions which historians debate, and hence, examiners look for. In addition, these short texts include a systematic examination of a variety of primary sources through questions and worked answers.
Through presenting analysis of source material as answers to questions, these books offer:
* a model of essay writing which reflects the skills required of students
* guidance with exam revision by focusing on type of questions set
* insight into the approach expected by examiners
* a starting point to launch students into their own investigations
* aid in acquiring sound techniques
* preparation for essays and document based questions
* promotion of discussion in class.
The series is regarded as the set of books that will push the student to an A grade. The books are both stretching and stimulating, and students have founf them invaluable during their revision for the final exams.
The First World War
The French Revolution
The English Wars and Republic, 1637-1660
The Spanish Civil War
Imperial Germany 1871-1918
The Early Stuart Kings, 1603-1642
Parliamentary Reform 1785-1928
By Ian J. Cawood, David McKinnon-Bell
September 28, 2000
The First World War examines the outbreak, events themselves and aftermath of the Great War, and the political, social and economic effects on the European countries involved. Important themes explored include :* recruitment and propaganda* women's involvement in the war* protest and pacifism* the ...
By T.A. Morris
May 13, 1999
Tudor Government looks at English government across all the Tudor reigns, including those of Henry VIII, Mary and Elizabeth, and explores such themes as: the role of parliament law and order the government of the church the personal role of the monarch....
By Jocelyn Hunt
August 20, 1998
In the French Revolution, Jocelyn Hunt examines the major issues and background to the revolution, including its causes, and disputes as to when it ended. The author also surveys the views of historians on this period and looks at wider questions such as the nature of revolution.Beginning with the ...
By Graham E. Seel
July 22, 1999
The English Civil Wars explores the period of turmoil in British history from 1637 and the latter part of the reign of Charles I, to the restoration with Charles II in 1660. The religious and political crises surrounding the Civil Wars, and the key personalities of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell ...
By Andrew Forrest
April 13, 2000
The Spanish Civil War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the modern era. This book covers: * its background with the fall of the monarchy and the Second Republic* Franco and Fascism* the conflict itself* the role of foreign powers* the legacy of the war. Including narrative, questions and ...
By Stephen J. Lee
November 05, 1998
Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 explores the rise of Germany as a nation state and a European power centre, through to the humiliation of the state in the First World War. Covering both domestic and foreign policy, this key text combines historical detail, questions and analysis and evaluation of ...
By Graham E Seel, David L. Smith
February 22, 2001
In 1603 King James I ascended the throne to become the first King of a united England and Scotland. There followed a period of increasing religious and political discord, culminating in the English Civil War. The Early Stuart Kings, 1603-1642 explores these complex events and the roles of the key ...
By Sean Lang
March 11, 1999
Parliamentary Reform 1785–1928 surveys the dynamically changing role of the British Parliament from the pre-reformed Parliament through: the 1832 Great Reform Act Chartism the campaign for working class suffrage Catholic emancipation the long struggle for the granting of female suffrage. Beginning...
By Jocelyn Hunt
November 16, 2000
The rise of Spain from obscurity to the position of one of Europe's greatest powers is centrally important in the history of Western Europe in the sixteenth century. Spain 1474–1598 explores key themes including the unification of Spain and the domestic and foreign policies of each of the monarchs,...
By Graham Goodlad
October 21, 1999
British Foreign and Imperial Policy explores Britains role in International Affairs from the age of Gladstone and Disraeli to the end of the First World War, exploring such themes as Britain's involvement in the Scramble for Africa, the Anglo-Boer War, the foreign policy of Lord Salisbury and the ...
By Bradley Lightbody
April 22, 1999
The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War* Coexistence and Detente* Glasnost in the late 1980s. Combining factual overview and background ...
By Stephen J. Lee
June 24, 1999
Stalin and the Soviet Union offers new interpretations of recently uncovered archives examining the Soviet leader's domestic and foreign policy. It covers core topics such as: * Stalin's rise to power* the economy* society* culture* the Cold War* the Second World War* terror. For all students of ...