What's new in October 2021

October 28, 2021

Four new Introductions have been published this month, including one new edition. Find out more:

  • American Intellectual History: A Very Short Introduction, by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, provides an introduction to the history of American thought from the sixteenth century up until the present. It provides an overview of some of the most compelling episodes and abiding preoccupations in American thought.  

  • James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction, by Colin MacCabe, explores Joyce’s major works including Ulysses, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. It considers the contemporary significance of Joyce’s examination of sexuality and nationalism, and places Joyce’s works in the context of his life as well as the historical moment in which they were written.  

  • Time: A Very Short Introduction, by Jenann Ismael, charts the way that the history of physics, from Isaac Newton through Albert Einstein’s two revolutions, wrought changes to the conception of time.   

  • The Bible: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by John Riches, explores the material, cultural, and religious history of the Bible. The Bible is both one of the most read and the most influential books in the world. Its stories form the heart of Western civilization, while biblical language is interwoven into literature and everyday speech.

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           American Intellectual History: A Very Short Introduction               James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction               Time: A Very Short Introduction               The Bible: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)