Eight Introductions have been published this month, including one new edition. Find out more:
- The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction, by Charles L. Cohen, explores their intertwined histories and the ways in which encounters among their adherents have helped construct their own independent religious identities.
- Art History: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Dana Arnold, considers the issues, debates, and artefacts that make up art history, exploring the emergence of social histories of art and discussing key aspects of the discipline.
- Korea: A Very Short Introduction, by Michael J. Seth, explores the history, culture, and society of a deeply divided region, considering what it means to be Korean, and analyzing one of the world’s most homogeneous nations.
- Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction, by J. L. Heilbron, covers the life and work of the pioneer of the quantum theory of the atom who ranks with Einstein in importance for the development of modern physics.
- Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction, by W. J. Rorabaugh, traces the origins of prohibition back to the evangelical-based voluntary abstinence temperance movement in the early 1800s.
- Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction, by Allen C. Guelzo, delves into the constitutional, political, and social issues behind Reconstruction to describe a historical moment that left an indelible mark on American social fabric.
- Superstition: A Very Short Introduction, by Stuart Vyse, explores the nature and surprising history of superstition, taking an exciting look at the popular superstitious beliefs today and the psychological reasons behind their continued existence.
- Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction, by Glen Van Brummelen, draws together the full history of trigonometry, stretching across two millennia and several cultures such as ancient Greece, medieval India, and the Islamic world.