What's new in February 2021

February 25, 2021

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

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Robert J. McMahon, discusses the Cold War, which dominated international life from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall. This VSI considers these questions and more, providing a truly international history of the Cold War and examining its enduring legacy.
     
  • Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction, by Mashood A. Baderin, examines the evolution, nature, and theory of Islamic law, incorporating both classical and modern scholarly perspectives. This VSI traces the history of Islamic jurisprudence.  
     
  • Marketing: A Very Short Introduction, by Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh, discusses how marketing remains central to creating competitive advantage, and why it needs to be forward looking and constantly reinventing itself in line with new developments in the marketplace, such as the growth of social media. It also considers the importance of ethics and responsible marketing in a globalized world.
     
  • Music: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Nicholas Cook, is a study of music and thinking about music, focusing on its social, cultural, and historical dimensions. In many ways music has changed out of all recognition over the last twenty years, and so the second edition of this VSI has been comprehensively rewritten.
     

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           The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction               Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction               Marketing: A Very Short Introduction               Music: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)