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6. Christian art around the turn of the second millennium

6. Christian art around the turn of the second millennium  

Beth Williamson

in Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775772
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803283.003.0007
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9780192803283
When we think of Christian art we tend to think of pre-20th century art, but Christian art has continued throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. As new Christian buildings are built, ... More
6. Environmental factors

6. Environmental factors  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0006
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9780192802217
‘Environmental factors’ argues that, though genetic factors have an important role in causing schizophrenia, they cannot be the whole story. The search for other factors has been lengthy ... More
4. Proteins

4. Proteins  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780191791192
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0004
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9780198723882
Biological functions require protein and the protein makeup of a cell determines its behaviour and identity. Proteins, therefore, are the most abundant molecules in the body except for ... More
6. Did women have a Renaissance?

6. Did women have a Renaissance?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0006
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9780192803542
What happened to the women of the Renaissance? The situation of women and the visual arts is not straightforward. It is true that women in the labouring classes probably did not benefit ... More
The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.001.0001
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book
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9780195300079
The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary ... More
Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction  

John Edwards

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365920
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.001.0001
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9780199858613
Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language: language in its sociocultural context. It draws from sociolinguistics, the sociology of ... More
1. Coming to terms

1. Coming to terms  

John Edwards

in Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365920
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858613.003.0001
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9780199858613
The acquisition of language cannot be accounted for solely on the basis of postnatal experience — human beings must be genetically prepared or “pre-wired” to learn language. ‘Coming to ... More
5. Light and air

5. Light and air  

Adam Sharr

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191826344
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10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.003.0005
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9780198783442
The development of air-conditioning and fluorescent tubes meant that decent lighting and ventilation could be provided artificially rather than naturally. Accommodation could then be placed ... More
IntroductionAbolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain

Introduction: Abolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0001
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9780190213220
This brief survey of abolitionism focuses mostly on Anglo-American reformers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it also surveys Atlantic-wide movements that began with slave ... More
1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?

1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0001
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9780192803542
Renaissance audiences of Renaissance art did not view the familiar artworks of that era in the same way as contemporary audiences view art. ‘Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?’ ... More
1. The elements

1. The elements  

Eric R. Scerri

in The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191878329
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10.1093/actrade/9780198842323.003.0001
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9780198842323
‘The elements’ outlines the history of the study of elements. Ancient Greeks had just four elements—earth, water, air, and fire—which they believed possessed the shape of the platonic ... More
2. Reading biblical narrative

2. Reading biblical narrative  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0003
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9780195300079
“Reading biblical narrative” explores the workings of biblical narrative, using as examples the characters of Jacob and David and the books of Esther and Ruth, to bring into focus those ... More
6. The Book of Mormon and its Audiences

6. The Book of Mormon and its Audiences  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0006
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9780195369311
The book of Mormon constructs an audience that shifts its definition with time. It is initially addressed as a tribal history to an audience of Nephite tribal descendents and then to their ... More
1. What is secularism?

1. What is secularism?  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0001
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9780198747222
The British social reformer George Jacob Holyoake (1817–1906) coined the word ‘secularism’ to describe his this-worldly approach to personal morals, to philosophy, and to the of society and ... More
2. Secularism in Western societies

2. Secularism in Western societies  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0002
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9780198747222
‘Secularism in Western societies’ begins by considering the city states of Ancient Greece and then the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, with increasing church–state relations. It ... More
7. British America

7. British America  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0008
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9780199766239
Initially, the English monarch didn't exercise much power over his colonists entrusting colonization to private interests licensed by royal charters. ‘British America’ looks at the changing ... More
4. Repertories: Baroque

4. Repertories: Baroque  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0004
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9780199730766
‘Repertories: Baroque’ covers the music of the Baroque era. Baroque music was filled with passion, drama, rhetoric, and gesture, with opera spanning the entire age. Baroque musical style ... More
6. The modern early-music revival

6. The modern early-music revival  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0006
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9780199730766
‘The modern early-music revival’ investigates the state of early music in recent times. Interest in early music is not new, but the field of early music did not become distinct until the ... More
AbolitionismA Very Short Introduction

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard S. Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190213220
The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, redefining the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. In the ... More
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine A Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.001.0001
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book
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9780192803542
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction provides a broad cultural-historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art, introducing both ... More

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