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7. Word and image

7. Word and image  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0008
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9780199595112
How was Republican art and architecture shaped by outside influences? What does it tell us about Roman life? ‘Word and image’ explains how the earliest Latin poet we know by name, Livius ... More
2. Running the empire

2. Running the empire  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0002
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9780199546206
Peace and order were the basic duties of Roman government. ‘Running the empire’ explains how these duties were achieved or unfulfilled. The reigns and styles of government of emperors such ... More
2. Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío

2. Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365838
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0002
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9780199754915
‘Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío’ charts the development of Latin American poetry. Poetry was the first art form to register changes towards a Latin American ... More
5. Latin American fiction in the twentieth century: Regionalism to Modernism

5. Latin American fiction in the twentieth century: Regionalism to Modernism  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365838
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0005
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9780199754915
‘Latin American fiction in the twentieth century: Regionalism to Modernism’ investigates the development of Modernist prose, which lagged behind other styles. Modernismo still dominated in ... More
7. Urban Baroque

7. Urban Baroque  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
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
7. Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture

7. Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0007
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‘Bronze elephants: classical and Christian culture’ looks at the Roman empire and Gothic, classical, and Christian culture. Some of the writings of Augustine are outlined, including On ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777677
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0001
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9780199575152
What is Pentecostalism? How can it best be understood? It is best described as a series of renewal movements that stem from the early days of the church. Modern Pentecostalism dates from ... More
9. Novel

9. Novel  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0009
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9780199665457
‘Novel’ discusses the ancient novel, a relative latecomer to Greek and Latin literature. Starting with the five surviving examples of the Greek novel, dating from the mid-1st century ad ... More
5. Groups and games

5. Groups and games  

Ian Stewart

in Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651986.003.0006
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9780199651986
‘Groups and games’ explores group theory applied to games and puzzles. Simple games can have large symmetry groups, raising questions that are hard to answer even with today's computational ... More
2. Thinking with war

2. Thinking with war  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0002
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9780192804709
War played a huge part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans in the ancient world. It was all pervasive. They frequently used ideas connected to war to understand their place in the world. ... More
6. The Bible in the Post-Colonial World

6. The Bible in the Post-Colonial World  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0006
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9780192853431
The areas of greatest growth for Christianity today are in Africa and Asia. ‘The Bible in the Post-Colonial World‘ examines how the Bible is playing an important part in the growth of ... More
7. End of empire

7. End of empire  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0007
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9780199236114
Constantinople never really recovered from the Latin sack in 1204. Cooperation between popes, emperors, and patriarchs would become nigh on impossible, and differences of practice ... More
2. Oviedo and Las Casas

2. Oviedo and Las Casas  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0003
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9780199755028
‘Oviedo and Las Casas’ compares the differences between the histories of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and Bartolomé de Las Casas. Oviedo, a product of the Italian and Castile courts, ... More
1. What is English?

1. What is English?  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0001
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9780198709251
Over 1 billion people speak English either as their first or second language. Are all these people speaking the same language, or are we witnessing the emergence of new Englishes? English ... More
2. Origins

2. Origins  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0002
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Where does the English language come from? While English is distantly related to both Latin and French, it is principally a Germanic language. ‘Origins’ provides a brief history of the ... More
6. Global Englishes

6. Global Englishes  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0006
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9780198709251
A major reason for the huge expansion in English speakers was the colonization of America. As the migration process continued throughout the seventeenth century, the discrete dialect ... More
7. Why do we care?

7. Why do we care?  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0007
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9780198709251
Why do we care about grammar and spelling to the extent that minor errors trigger paroxysms of despondency and gloom concerning the future of our society and its language? Since most people ... More
4. Images and narrative

4. Images and narrative  

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/9780192803283.003.0005
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9780192803283
It has often been stated that the images of Christian art acted as a replacement for words for the illiterate. The view that images were helpful to those whose levels of literacy were not ... More
7. Square arrays

7. Square arrays  

Robin Wilson

in Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790324
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.003.0007
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9780198723493
‘Square arrays’ is concerned with magic squares and latin squares. An n × n magic square, or a magic square of order n, is a square array of numbers (usually the numbers from 1 to n ... More
6. The components of slang

6. The components of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198729532
‘The components of slang’ outlines the forms and etymological roots of slang and considers how the terms are validated. Slang offers no forms unique to itself. It borrows much of its lexis ... More

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