Six Introductions have been published this month, including three new editions. Find out more:
- Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Klaus Dodds, explores the intellectual historical origins of geopolitics and its current concerns, drawing on regional and thematic case studies.
- Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Quentin Skinner, considers the life and impact of the Florentine Renaissance humanist, diplomat, historian, and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli.
- Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction, by Jane Caplan, explores the ways in which a mass political movement, the exploitation of popular fears, and frail political opposition can lead to the imposition of dictatorship.
- Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction, by A. Edward Siecienski, explores the enduring role of this religion, and the history, beliefs, and practices that have shaped it.
- The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Eric R. Scerri, considers what led to the table’s construction and shows how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent.
- Physics: A Very Short Introduction, by Sidney Perkowitz, provides an overview of how this pervasive science, which encompasses all levels of nature from the sub-atomic to the cosmic, came to be and how it works.