Discover more about the newest introductions published online this month:
- Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction, by Dan Stone, provides a global history of concentration camps, showing the differences and similarities between the various camp systems that have been used in the 20th century.
- Homer: A Very Short Introduction, by Barbara Graziosi, considers Homer’s famous works, their composition, and their impact on readers throughout the centuries, showing how scholars’ notes still influence our interpretations today.
- Matter: A Very Short Introduction, by Geoff Cottrell, explains matter—the stuff of which your body and the universe is made—outlining quantum properties of atoms, fundamental forces of nature, and how different forms of matter arise.
- The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction, by Michael S. Neiberg, explains the enormous challenges facing those who tried to put the world back together after the global destruction of World War I amid competing national interests.