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Introduction

Introduction  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0001
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9780199328338
The Introduction explains how this VSI highlights the diversity of American women's experiences as continually shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, geographical location, age, ... More
1. History

1. History  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777073
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231799.003.0002
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9780199231799
Italy's long history of division and foreign domination had a number of important consequences for Italian literature, the most fundamental of which concerns language. ‘History’ takes the ... More
1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica

1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0002
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9780199584529
Jamaica is steeped in the tradition of charismatic preachers proclaiming divine messages, at least since the 1860s, a decade of spiritual interest and excitement in Christianity. The most ... More
9. City of God

9. City of God  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0009
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9780192854520
Around the time that Augustine was ordained, imperial policy passed a series of edicts closing temples and forbidding pagan sacrifices. The effect was a growing dislike of the Church. The ... More
3. Paris and magnetic appeal

3. Paris and magnetic appeal  

Vanessa Schwartz

in Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365722
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389418.003.0004
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9780195389418
‘Paris and magnetic appeal’ gives a brief history of the French capital. In the 1850s Paris was modernized under the guidance of Haussmann, who introduced, sewers, sidewalks, green spaces, ... More
Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Toye

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.001.0001
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9780199651368
Rhetoric is often seen as a synonym for shallow, deceptive language, and therefore as something negative. But if it is viewed in more neutral terms, as the ‘art of persuasion’, it is clear ... More
4. Rhetoric in the Modern World

4. Rhetoric in the Modern World  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0005
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‘Rhetoric in the modern world’ examines modern rhetorical phenomena using a case study of the rhetorical history of World War II. This illustrates how rhetoric intersects with technology ... More
7. Urban Baroque

7. Urban Baroque  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0008
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9780199755028
‘Urban Baroque’ explores baroque in Latin America. Baroque can be seen in the architecture of strange familiarity of New World churches. Baroque literature sought to take control of Latin ... More
2. The history of Quakerism

2. The history of Quakerism  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776915
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0002
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9780199206797
‘The history of Quakerism’ offers a concise overview of the movement's history from the 1650s. There was significant growth as a result of mission activity in the seventeenth century, ... More
1. The view from Cahokia

1. The view from Cahokia  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0002
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9780199858934
‘The view from Cahokia’ describes a dynamic and diverse “prehistory” defined by peoples in motion, societies in flux, cultures entangling, powers competing, and realms shifting—all with ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0001
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9780199567416
What was the Scientific Revolution and when was it? The Introduction states that it started around 1500 and ended around 1700 and it is the most important and talked-about era in the ... More
7. Faraday in the 20th century

7. Faraday in the 20th century  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777646
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0008
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9780199574315
The centenary of Michael Faraday's birth in 1891 was celebrated by a commemorative meeting of the Royal Institution. ‘Faraday in the 20th century’ charts his reputation, which once again ... More
3. Mythologist

3. Mythologist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0003
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9780192801593
‘Mythologist’ asks: What does Barthes mean by ‘myth’? In many cases, as he reveals the ideological implications of what seems natural, ‘myth’ means a delusion to be exposed. Barthes writes ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0001
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9780192802354
What does the word tragedy mean and in what context is it used? It is used to confer dignity and value on bad news. The Introduction asks: is this word now bandied around so much that its ... More
3. Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange

3. Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0003
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9780195392067
‘Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange’ reviews narrative forms in Chinese literature. Fictional elements were common in early narrative, and it was not until the ... More
8. Knowledge

8. Knowledge  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0008
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9780192854087
Whereas the Prior Analytics derives the theorems of a science from its axioms, the Posterior Analytics is concerned with the nature of the axioms themselves, and hence the general form of ... More
11. The collection of the Koran

11. The collection of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0011
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9780192853448
History tells us how God's speech came to be collected in the form we see it today. ‘The collection of the Koran’ examines gathering together of the Koranic text. The oldest securely dated ... More
2. Literary historian

2. Literary historian  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0002
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9780192801593
‘Literary historian’ explores why Barthes was interested in history. By showing when and how various practices came into being, historical study works to demystify the ideology of a ... More
1. From the Greeks to Gladstone

1. From the Greeks to Gladstone  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199651368
‘From the Greeks to Gladstone’ provides an overview of the history of rhetoric from classical times to the late nineteenth century. It begins with the Sophists in Athens in the fifth ... More
Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction  

Marina Warner

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.001.0001
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book
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9780199532155
The characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over adults and children for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from ... More

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