Lancaster Pamphlets

Series Editors: P.D. King, Eric J. Evans

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

  • Mussolini and Fascist Italy

    3rd Edition

    By Martin Blinkhorn

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-08-24
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  • Bismarck and the German Empire

    1871–1918, 2nd Edition

    By Lynn Abrams, Lynn Abrams

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-04-10
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  • Sir Robert Peel

    Statesmanship, Power and Party, 2nd Edition

    By Eric J. Evans

    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.…

    Paperback – 2006-03-05
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  • The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

    2nd Edition

    By Ruth Henig

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-02-02
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  • Stalin and Stalinism

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Wood, Alan Wood

    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…

    Paperback – 2004-12-01
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  • The Origins of the Russian Revolution, 1861–1917

    3rd Edition

    By Alan Wood

    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…

    Paperback – 2003-06-25
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  • The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

    2nd Edition

    By David Arnold

    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…

    Paperback – 2002-04-24
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  • The Origins of the First World War

    3rd Edition

    By Ruth Henig, Ruth Henig

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2001-10-17
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  • The French Wars 1792-1815

    By Charles Esdaile

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-06-20
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  • Hitler and Nazism

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Geary

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-07-19
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  • Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy, 1558-1603

    By Susan Doran

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-02-09
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  • Ireland in Conflict 1922-1998

    By T.G. Fraser

    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…

    Paperback – 1999-10-13
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    The New Deal and War

    By Michael Heale

    This compact study assesses the personality, political and economic policies in war and peace, of America's longest-serving president and one of the most important political figures of the twentieth century, Franklin. D. Roosevelt. Also providing an overview of the America over which Roosevelt…

    Paperback – 1999-05-26
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  • Chartism

    By John Walton

    Chartism is an essential introduction to the movement, and examines the controversial debates surrounding the topic. As well as providing a concise period background, the author includes discussion of:* the Chartists' economic, legislative and political goals* patterns of regional and local support…

    Paperback – 1999-03-17
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  • William Pitt the Younger

    By Eric J. Evans

    William Pitt the Younger re-examines Pitt's career in the light of recent research and emphasizes that it should not be stereotyped as having a `reformist' phase in the years to 1793 and a `reactionary' phase thereafter. His treatment includes explanation of: * Pitt's rapid rise to power* the…

    Paperback – 1999-03-10
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  • The Weimar Republic 1919-1933

    By Ruth Henig

    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…

    Paperback – 1998-09-02
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  • Richelieu and Mazarin

    By Geoffrey Treasure

    Richelieu and Mazarin by Geoffrey Treasure compares these two striking, but very different, statesmen and evaluates their careers and achievements in the light of modern research. It explores all aspects of the two men's careers including the historical background, their personal characters, aims…

    Paperback – 1998-05-06
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  • Britain and Foreign Affairs 1815-1885

    Europe and Overseas

    By John Lowe

    This pamphlet examines British foreign policy from Castlereagh to Disraeli. Focusing on Britain's relations with other European and non-European powers such as America, Afghanistan, South Africa and Egypt, this pamphlet examines the roles of Canning, Palmerston, and Gladstone amongst others. The…

    Paperback – 1998-01-21
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  • The British Wars, 1637-1651

    By Peter Gaunt

    During the 1640s, the kingdoms ruled by Charles I - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland - were gripped by a series of civil wars and conflicts which were, in part, distinct to each kingdom, but which also overlapped and inter-related, leading some British historians to portray them as a single…

    Paperback – 1997-10-22
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  • Napoleon III and the Second Empire

    By Roger D. Price

    In Napoleon III and the Second Empire, Roger D. Price considers the mid-century crisis which provided Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte with the opportunity to gain elective office as President. The author outlines the objectives of Napoleon III and provides: * A historiographical review of the ruler and…

    Paperback – 1997-05-07
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  • The Cold War

    1945-1991

    By John Mason

    Mason provides concise coverage of the entire Cold War, paying particular attention to the Soviet-American dimension. This pamphlet:* Analyzes the origins of the conflict* Examines how the existence of nuclear weapons gives a unique character to the period* Discusses the involvement of other…

    Paperback – 1996-11-06
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  • Regency England

    The Age of Lord Liverpool

    By John Plowright

    The early nineteenth century was marked by public disorder, governmental repression and correction. It was a period of revolution, reaction and reform.This pamphlet focuses on three key issues:* the factors which combined to produce the turmoil and uprisings of 1812-21 and the severity with which…

    Paperback – 1996-03-06
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  • The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1618-1740

    By Margaret Shennan

    In this pamphlet Margaret Shennan surveys the rise of Prussia from the early seventeenth century to 1740, highlighting and evaluating the role of its rulers, in particular of Frederick William I, the Great Elector, and his two successors. The author takes account of: * international relations *…

    Paperback – 1995-10-04
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  • Henry VIII and the English Reformation

    By David G Newcombe

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-06-21
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  • France Before the Revolution

    2nd Edition

    By J. H. Shennan

    This fully revised second edition takes account of historical work produced during the last decade. Covering the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it discusses: * France's accomplishments in international affairs, commercial expansion, and…

    Paperback – 1995-05-10
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  • Versailles and After, 1919-1933

    2nd Edition

    By Ruth Henig

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-04-05
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  • International Relations in Europe, 1689-1789

    By J.H. Shennan

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-03-08
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  • The Great Reform Act of 1832

    2nd Edition

    By Eric J. Evans

    The 1832 Reform Act was a watershed in the history of modern Britain, profoundly affecting the composition of parliament and the course of all subsequent legislation. This new edition of The Great Reform Act of 1832 extends and updates Eric J. Evans's classic account of the crucial political and…

    Paperback – 1994-10-26
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  • Mussolini and Fascist Italy

    2nd Edition

    By Martin Blinkhorn

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1994-04-20
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  • Elizabeth I and Religion 1558-1603

    By Susan Doran

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-11-17
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  • Attlee's Labour Governments 1945-51

    By Robert Pearce

    The Labour governments of 1945-51 are among the most important and controversial in modern British history, and have been the focus of extensive research over the last fifteen years. In this study, Robert Pearce makes the results of this research available in a concise and accessible form, whilst…

    Paperback – 1993-11-17
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  • The Origins of the Russian Revolution

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Wood

    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.…

    Paperback – 1993-10-27
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  • James II and English Politics 1678-1688

    By Michael Mullett

    Michael Mullett reconsiders, in the light of recent r attlee's* and of altering perceptions of the English past, the events of the crucial years 1678-1688; from the Restoration era through the exclusion crisis, and subsequent reign of James to the `Glorious Revolution' of 1688. He focuses on the…

    Paperback – 1993-10-20
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  • The Reign of Stephen

    Kingship, Warfare and Government in Twelfth-Century England

    By Keith J. Stringer

    In this study of Stephen's reign, Keith Stringer looks at the relationship between government, warfare, and the rise and fall of medieval states. Using primary sources and the most recent research, he offers an important re-evaluation of the so-called `Anarchy' and a radical reassessment of…

    Paperback – 1993-10-20
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  • Peter the Great

    By Stephen J. Lee

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-08-04
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  • James I

    By Christopher Durston

    James I has traditionally been portrayed as a foolish and unpleasant man. However, the last two decades have seen a rehabilitation of James I by historians, who have begun to appreciate that in some areas, in particular foreign policy and religion, he pursued sensible policies and achieved a…

    Paperback – 1993-07-28
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  • The Rise of the Labour Party 1893-1931

    By Gordon Phillips

    This pamphlet examines the principal developments of party organization, electoral growth and policy-making in the period. It gives particular attention to the constituent elements that made up the party and the nature of its support and explores the party's predominant attitudes, ideology and…

    Paperback – 1992-05-13
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  • Lloyd George

    By Stephen Constantine

    An understanding of Lloyd George's long and prominent political career elucidates many of the key issues in modern British history. Seen by some as `the man who won the war', he was central to the political activity which appeared to secure the pre-eminence of the Liberal party before the First…

    Paperback – 1991-11-13
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  • The Thirty Years War

    By Stephen J. Lee

    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…

    Paperback – 1991-10-30
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  • Gladstone and the Liberal Party

    By Michael J. Winstanley

    With a public career spanning 62 years, Gladstone dominated the Victorian political arena. Yet he remains an enigmatic figure; a high Anglican, Tory protectionist who became leader of the Liberals, a party associated with free trade and religious Nonconformity. Michael Winstanley examines both…

    Paperback – 1990-11-14
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  • Disraeli

    By John K. Walton

    Disraeli is a key figure for students of nineteenth-century Britain. He is indelibly identified with the unmaking of Peel's version of the Conservative Party, and with the re-creation of a durable and outstandingly successful new party which retained the loyalty of the squires and the shires while…

    Paperback – 1990-09-26
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  • Calvin

    By Michael Mullett

    In this lucid and readable study, Michael Mullet explains the historical importance of a man and a movement whose influence are still felt in the modern world. The pamphlet locates John Calvin in the context of early 16th-century France and then charts his emergence as an influential theologian…

    Paperback – 1989-09-27
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  • Democracy and Civil War in Spain 1931-1939

    By Martin Blinkhorn

    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…

    Paperback – 1988-03-23
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  • The Second Reform Act

    By John K. Walton

    The Reform Act of 1867 was highly controversial at the time and has remained so. Was it an inevitable step on the road to full democracy or an irresponsible gamble by a politician desperate to win a tactical victory?…

    Paperback – 1987-04-15
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  • Luther

    By Michael Mullett

    Luther provides a clear exposition of the state of German politics on the eve of the Reformation. Dr Mullett concentrates particularly on the evolution of Luther's thought and its central preoccupation with re-aligning the church's theology with that of the New Testament.…

    Paperback – 1986-10-15
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  • The Unification of Italy

    By John Gooch

    John Gooch's book is a concise introduction to the unification of the Italian states and the legacy of this union. Starting in 1815 at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the book goes on to explain how, despite the causes of disunity, these Italian states shared racial, linguistic, and cultural…

    Paperback – 1986-05-14
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  • Louis XIV

    By J. H. Shennan

    Looks at the king and his beliefs, domestic problems, and foreign policy.…

    Paperback – 1986-05-14
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  • Henry VII

    By Alexander Grant

    The importance of Henry VII is the subject of heated debate. Did his reign mark the start of a new era, or was its prevailing characteristic continunity with the past? The pamphlet:· emphasizes the lasting political stability established during the reign· demonstrates the difference between Henry's…

    Paperback – 1985-10-30
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  • Political Parties in Britain 1783-1867

    By Eric J. Evans

    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…

    Paperback – 1985-10-30
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  • Restoration England

    Politics and Government 1660-1688

    By Robert M. Bliss

    Dr Bliss’s pamphlet discusses in detail the Restoration settlement as both an expedient solution to the problems facing Charles II and the political nation in 1660 and as a basis for a long term solution to the problems of relations between crown and parliament, public, finance and religion. These…

    Paperback – 1985-06-19
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