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AbolitionismA Very Short Introduction

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard S. Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
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book
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9780190213220
The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, redefining the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. In the ... More
The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles L. Cohen

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780190654375
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190654344.001.0001
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9780190654344
Connected by their mutual—if differentiated—veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam compose a family of related traditions. The Abrahamic ... More
Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Ledwidge

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191842641
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.001.0001
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book
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9780198804314
Aerial warfare has dominated war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction  

Bence Nanay

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.001.0001
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9780198826613
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn’t just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera ... More
African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction  

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380770
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.001.0001
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9780195182897
African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and circumstances of African American religion through three examples: conjure, African American ... More
African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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book
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9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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9780199790586
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, drawing on archeological ... More
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.001.0001
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9780199575268
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ... More
Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction  

Oliver Gloag

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191834721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792970.001.0001
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book
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9780198792970
Albert Camus is one of the best known philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as a widely read novelist. Active in the first half of the twentieth century, his views contributed to ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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book
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9780198706151
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More
American Business History: A Very Short Introduction

American Business History: A Very Short Introduction  

Walter A. Friedman

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780190622480
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190622473.001.0001
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book
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9780190622473
American Business History: A Very Short Introduction looks at the rise of the American economy from its colonial and frontier beginnings. What made the United States an ... More
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Avila

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.001.0001
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9780190200589
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction provides a chronological look at American culture—the values, attitudes, beliefs, and myths of a particular society and the ... More
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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9780199899395
For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2021
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Mar 2021
eISBN: 
9780197542453
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780197542422.001.0001
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9780197542422
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction traces three massive waves of immigration from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and analyzes the nature of immigration ... More
American Military History: A Very Short Introduction

American Military History: A Very Short Introduction  

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2020
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Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780197552605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199859252.001.0001
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book
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9780199859252
American Military History: A Very Short Introduction outlines the forces shaping the American military for the past 400 years. Since the colonial period, the United States has ... More
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig L. Symonds

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
Published Online: 
May 2018
eISBN: 
9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199394760
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution, through its emergence as a global ... More
The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert J. Allison

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190861124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.001.0001
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book
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9780190225063
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern ... More
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction  

Heather Andrea Williams

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.001.0001
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book
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9780199922680
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of American slavery, from the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s until its abolition following the ... More
The American SouthA Very Short Introduction

The American South: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Reagan Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2021
eISBN: 
9780197554968
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.001.0001
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book
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9780199943517
The American South: A Very Short Introduction explores the American South, a distinctive place with a dramatic history. It is a cultural crossroads, where Western Europe met ... More
The American West: A Very Short Introduction

The American West: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Aron

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.001.0001
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book
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9780199858934
The American West: A Very Short Introduction tracks “the West” from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 ad, through early encounters with Europeans, to the Newlands ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction  

Michael Beaney

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191823442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.001.0001
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book
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9780198778028
Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces some of the key ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy—Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Ian Shaw

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2021
Published Online: 
Jan 2021
eISBN: 
9780191880667
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198845461.001.0001
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book
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9780198845461
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, including ideas about Egyptian kingship, religion, ethics, customs, and writing ... More
Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Christina Riggs

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199682782
What did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it—and why has it had such an enduring appeal? Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short ... More
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Cartledge

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778124
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199601349
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction takes the polis as its starting point and uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
Published Online: 
Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776359
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.001.0001
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book
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9780192853578
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and ... More
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction  

Harry Sidebottom

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804709
Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction examines all aspects of ancient warfare, from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. How did wars shape ... More
Angels: A Very Short Introduction

Angels: A Very Short Introduction  

David Albert Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777301
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199547302
Angels: A Very Short Introduction outlines prominent stories and speculations about angels in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and post-Christian spiritualties. What are angels? ... More
Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction

Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Chapman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776243
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806932.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192806932
Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the diversity of contemporary Anglicanism by exploring its history, theology, and structures. Although originally united by ... More
The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction  

John Blair

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854032
The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction covers the era from the emergence of the earliest English settlements around the year ad 450 to the Norman victory in 1066 ... More
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction  

David DeGrazia

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776380
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192853608
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Most people are opposed to ... More
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steven Beller

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198724834
Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the ... More
The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Foster

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777141
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236947.001.0001
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book
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9780199236947
The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction explores their origins, discovery, and discusses how the various texts have been interpreted both by the Church and beyond. ... More
Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction  

Fergus Kerr

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777387
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199556649
Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction is an introduction to this early thirteenth century Italian Catholic priest's work. Placing Aquinas in an historical context, it ... More
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Paul Bahn

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199657438
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction reflects on the enduring popularity of archaeology — a subject which encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. ... More
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Ballantyne

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775420
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192801791
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction provides a highly original and sophisticated look at architecture and helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings ... More
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Barnes

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
Published Online: 
Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854087
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction argues that Aristotle’s influence on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His various doctrines and beliefs were ... More
Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Dana Arnold

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
Published Online: 
Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191869631
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198831808
Art history encompasses the study of the history and development of painting, sculpture, and the other visual arts. Art History: A Very Short Introduction considers the issues, debates, and ... More
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Cynthia Freeland

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804631
In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction discusses beauty, blood, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, ... More
Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Madeline Y. Hsu

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190219796
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190219765
Asians have migrated to North America for centuries, in search of opportunities and conveyed by increasingly dense, international circuits of trade, labor markets, and family networks. ... More
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Julian Baggini

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2021
Published Online: 
Aug 2021
eISBN: 
9780191889950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198856795.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198856795
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction discusses the case for atheism. Atheism is often seen as simply a rejection of theism, but it encompasses so much more. Atheists are ... More
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction  

Henry Chadwick

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776762
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854520
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, ... More
Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction  

Laura Marcus

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785252
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199669240
Throughout history, individuals have recorded their own lives and experiences. These personal writings provide an understanding of the ways in which lives have been lived, and the most ... More
The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction  

David Cottington

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777790
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582730.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199582730
The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the ‘avant-garde’ and examines its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198726470
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief ... More
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Culler

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801593
Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes, whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world ... More

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