Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137277237
Release Date: 2013-05-17
Genre: History

The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering Modern United States History

Author: John Traynor
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 0333730054
Release Date: 2001
Genre: United States

This text covers the key developments in American History from 1900 to 1980. It provides comprehensive coverage of each president from Theodore Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. Dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal are fully explored. Students of A Level and first year undergraduates should find the text accessible and thought provoking.

Mastering Modern German History 1864 1990

Author: John Traynor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333987101
Release Date: 2007-10-22
Genre: History

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering English Literature

Author: Richard Gill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137260956
Release Date: 2006-07-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Winston Churchill

Author: Richard Toye
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474263863
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: History

Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era. Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and his era.

Mastering Poetry

Author: Sara Thorne
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333698754
Release Date: 2006-07-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Mastering Poetry is a practical book with wide-ranging examples, detailed commentaries and frameworks for analysis. Whether you are studying or reading poetry for pleasure, it will help you to move beyond your first response to an analytical understanding of the relationship between content, language, structure and style.

Mastering the Language of Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1403900779
Release Date: 2003-10-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.

Mastering Economics

Author: Jack Harvey
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 033377924X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Economics..

Completely revised and updated, this text takes the student through the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy, the role of the government in the economy and the UK's relationship with the European Union.

Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Richard Gill
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 033394898X
Release Date: 2003-02-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is an engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels. It provides a detailed critique of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion, linking the significance of the works from the past to the present day in the light of contemporary attitudes to women, tradition, and innovation. The book explores the influence of art, architecture, music, literature, theology, philosophy, history, and politics in the novels, and discusses both traditional and contemporary literary theory, examining Austen's use of wit and irony, and the nuances of her vocabulary.

Mastering Fashion Marketing

Author: Tim Jackson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137213464
Release Date: 2008-12-22
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.

Mastering Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

Author: Tim Jackson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230365155
Release Date: 2000-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The first academic textbook covering European retail fashion buying and merchandising. It provides a unique insight into best practice across the fashion industry.

A History of the World

Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230767539
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: History

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.