Turning Points

  • The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans: Context and Consequences book cover

    The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans

    Context and Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Michael Angold

    The fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 marked the end of a thousand years of the Christian Roman Empire. Thereafter, world civilisation began a process of radical change. The West came to identify itself as Europe; the Russians were set on the path of autocracy; the Ottomans were…

    Paperback – 2012-09-28
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  • Ending Apartheid book cover

    Ending Apartheid

    1st Edition

    By Jack Spence, David Welsh

    The release of Nelson Mandela from twenty-seven years imprisonment in 1990 and the free elections which followed four years later were among the most dramatic events of the twentieth century. David Welsh and J. E. Spence here examine the complex forces which lay behind that drama.  They chart…

    Paperback – 2010-08-12
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  • Germany 1989: In the Aftermath of the Cold War book cover

    Germany 1989

    In the Aftermath of the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Lothar Kettenacker

    In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner ‘We are the people!’, staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October 1990, the process of reunification was formally concluded, bringing together a nation that…

    Paperback – 2009-06-25
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  • The Oil Crisis book cover

    The Oil Crisis

    1st Edition

    By Fiona Venn

     In October 1973 two crises – one economic, one political – intersected, with dramatic and long term consequences for international relations. On 6 October, Egypt and Syria launched an attack on Israel, and within a few days the major Arab oil producers announced their support by use of the ‘…

    Paperback – 2002-05-30
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  • The Great Treks: The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854 book cover

    The Great Treks

    The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854, 1st Edition

    By Norman Etherington

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the…

    Paperback – 2001-10-25
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  • The Fall of France 1940 book cover

    The Fall of France 1940

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Shennan

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2000-11-03
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  • The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context book cover

    The Bomb

    Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context, 1st Edition

    By D.B.G. Heuser

    This tightly argued and profoundly thought provoking book tackles a huge subject: the coming of the nuclear age with bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the ways in which it has changed our lives since. Dr Heuser sets these events in their historical context and tackles key issues…

    Paperback – 1999-08-20
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  • The Paris Commune 1871 book cover

    The Paris Commune 1871

    1st Edition

    By Robert Tombs

    The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789. The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their own revolutionary administration. Government troops eventually retook the city and took…

    Paperback – 1999-06-23
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  • The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923 book cover

    The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Lyon Macfie

    The collapse of the Ottoman Empire is a key event in the shaping of our own times. From its ruins rose a whole map of new countries including Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the perennially troubled area of Palestine as well as the Balkan lands - states which were to remain…

    Paperback – 1998-06-10
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