Cambridge Perspectives in History
This selection of titles from Cambridge Perspectives in History provides a range of textbooks focusing on key periods and themes in European and US History. These texts explore particular topics in greater depth and link these areas to those covered by foundation texts. While serving as an introduction to these periods of history, these books also include detailed background information, key terms, overviews and focus questions.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. Allan Todd provides a lucid exploration of the main features of revolutions: the economic, social, political and ideological developments prior to revolution, and the roles and actions of crowds, parties, women and counter-revolutionaries.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. In many ways the period 1789-1849 saw the birth of the modern world, as the people of Europe grappled with the impact of the new political and social ideas, rapid population growth and the acceleration of the industrialisation. Andrew Matthews provides a lively and intelligent account.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. This text analyses nationalism in Europe from the French Revolution to the Second World War. Drawing on a wide range of examples, Timothy Baycroft explains what characterizes modern nations, what the theoretical roots of nationalism are, and what interaction there has been with other significant theories.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. This text analyses the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume, drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise chapters, Frank McDonough surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of the First and Second World Wars.
The period 1919 to 1989 witnessed major changes to international relations, including the emergence of the USA as the world's most powerful state, and the impact of Communist Russia on European and world diplomacy. Allan Todd focuses on the problems caused by the First World War and the resulting peace treaties, as well as on the factors leading to the Second World War.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The twelve years, from 1933 to 1945, when Adolf Hitler was dictator of Nazi Germany stand out as one of the most remarkable periods in the history of the twentieth century.
In this innovative new study, Frank McDonough provides a clear account of opposition and resistance towards the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945 and presents the historical debate surrounding this important aspect of the history of Nazi Germany.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. This book examines the theme of Civil Rights in America between 1865 and 1980. The long struggle for black equality and full citizenship is traced from the period of reconstruction after the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
The European dictatorships provides a well-balanced account of the three main European dictatorships in the period 1919-45. Allan Todd explores Stalinism, Fascism and Nazism in detail, dealing with the establishment and maintenance of power, the nature of party and state rule, the distribution of power, the purpose and impact of social and economic policies, opposition, and the significance of foreign policy and war.
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The mass murder of European Jews by the Nazis, stands out as one of the most horrific events of the twentieth century. Peter Neville surveys the history of anti-Semitism in Europe and examines the influence of anti-Semitic ideas on the Nazi Party.
The Cold War was an economic, ideological and political confrontation. There was no single cause, no single driving force and no single factor that brought it to an end. In this incisive and thought-provoking book, Mike Sewell examines the complex historiography surrounding the Cold War as well as the events and issues themselves.