A Concise History Of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139915533
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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

A Concise History Of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521516082
File Size: 28,86 MB
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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

A Concise History Of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521601016
File Size: 54,91 MB
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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

A Concise History Of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107402174
File Size: 52,75 MB
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The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.

A Concise History Of Spain

Author: William D. Phillips, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521607213
File Size: 58,23 MB
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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 Switzerland

Author: Clive H. Church
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107244196
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Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.

A Concise History Of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408486
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A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.

A Concise History Of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521536868
File Size: 58,73 MB
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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 Germany

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540711
File Size: 36,23 MB
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Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.

A Concise History Of The Caribbean

Author: B. W. Higman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495151
File Size: 36,19 MB
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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.