By Peter M. Higgins
Algebra: A Very Short Introduction explains algebra from scratch. Over the course of ten chapters, it offers a step by step approach for readers keen on developing their understanding of algebra. Using theory and example, it renews the reader’s acquaintance with school mathematics, before taking them progressively further and deeper into modern algebra, including groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces.
By Steven Beller
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the phenomenon, from ancient religious conflict to ‘new’ antisemitism in the 21st century. This new edition brings this examination of the complex and controversial issue up to date with a discussion of antisemitism in light of the 2008 financial crash, the Arab Spring, and the on-going crisis between Israel and Palestine.
By Jens Zimmermann
Hermeneutics is the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation. Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of hermeneutic theory, setting out its key elements, demonstrating how these key elements can be applied to a broad range of disciplines, and reveals the significance of hermeneutics in our current social and political landscape.