What's new in January 2021

January 28, 2021

Four new Introductions have been published this month, including three new editions. Find out more:

  • The American South: A Very Short Introduction, by Charles Reagan Wilson, explores the American South, a distinctive place with a dramatic history. This VSI looks at Southerners' diverse creative responses to these experiences, in literature, film, music, and cuisine, which have had worldwide influence.
     
  • Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Ian Shaw, explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, including ideas about Egyptian kingship, religion, ethics, customs, and writing systems. his VSI draws on the latest archaeological discoveries and scholarship on ancient Egypt.
     
  • Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Simon Blackburn, highlights the importance of an understanding of approaches to ethics and its foundations. This VSI tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire, and freedom. It shows us how we should think about the meaning of life.
     
  • Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy, explores the considerable variations of neoliberalism around the world, and discusses the origins, evolution, and core ideas of neoliberalism. This VSI asks whether changing versions of neoliberalism might succeed in drowning out the calls for a return to territorial sovereignty and national greatness.
     

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