A Concise History of Spain

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Author: William D. Phillips, Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521607213

Category: History

Page: 345

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Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.

A Concise History of Mexico

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Author: Brian R. Hamnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521852846

Category: Drama

Page: 373

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Updated edition of an accessible and richly illustrated study of Mexico.

A Concise History of the Caribbean

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Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495151

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.

A Concise History of Portugal

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Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536868

Category: History

Page: 225

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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

A Concise History of the United States of America

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Author: Susan-Mary Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

A Concise History of the World

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Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702837X

Category: History

Page: 280

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A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.

A Concise History of Bolivia

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Author: Herbert S. Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497502

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. This second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivian society, politics and economics.

A Concise History of the Netherlands

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Author: James C. Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875889

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Netherlands is known among foreigners today for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age paintings and its experimentation in social policies such as cannabis and euthanasia. Yet the historical background for any of these quintessentially Dutch achievements is often unfamiliar to outsiders. This concise history offers an overview of this surprisingly little-known but fascinating country. Beginning with the first humanoid settlers, the book follows the most important contours of Dutch history, from Roman times through to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. The author, a modernist, pays particularly close attention to recent developments, including the signature features of contemporary Dutch society. In addition to being a political history, this overview also gives systematic attention to social and economic developments, as well as in religion, the arts and the Dutch struggle against the water. The Dutch Caribbean is also included in the narrative.

The Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2B, Islamic Society and Civilisation

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Author: P. M. Holt,Peter Malcolm Holt,Ann K. S. Lambton,Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291385

Category: History

Page: 580

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A monograph of Muslim civilization, from before Prophet Muhammad through the post-World War II years, explicating the growth of the Arab Empire and its outward political and cultural extensions. Bibliogs