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8. Two hidden treasures

8. Two hidden treasures  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0008
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9780199735709
‘Two hidden treasures’ examines the anonymous composition known as the Letter to the Hebrews (or simply “Hebrews”), and the Letter of James. Hebrews highlights aspects of the symbolic world ... More
4. The Bible in the World of the Believers

4. The Bible in the World of the Believers  

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/9780192853431.003.0004
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9780192853431
Texts, once canonized, change and become sacred texts. ‘The Bible in the World of the Believers’ looks how the text then reflects the different beliefs of believing communities. This is ... More
1. Streets and buildings

1. Streets and buildings  

Carl Abbott

in City Planning: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2020
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Oct 2020
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9780190944377
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190944346.003.0002
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9780190944346
“Streets and buildings” looks at the fundamental building blocks of cities, comparing the American New World planning style to that of European countries. European cities show signs of ... More
Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction  

William M. Hamlin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.001.0001
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book
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9780190848774
Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Michel de Montaigne’s life, thought, and writing. This VSI situates Montaigne’s influential Essays within his lived ... More
3. A historical departure

3. A historical departure  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790119
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0003
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9780198723394
‘A historical departure’ describes how the BRICS, as both a diplomatic project and an international institution, is different from past groups. The catalyst for the BRICS members’ new type ... More
7. Crisis and war, 1930–1945

7. Crisis and war, 1930–1945  

Walter A. Friedman

in American Business History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780190622480
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10.1093/actrade/9780190622473.003.0008
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9780190622473
Herbert Hoover, the first self-described “businessman” to assume the presidency, inherited a troubled economy. “Crisis and war, 1930–1945” outlines his successor Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and ... More
3. Ghettos of the imagination

3. Ghettos of the imagination  

Bryan Cheyette

in The Ghetto: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191847202
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809951.003.0003
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9780198809951
With the destruction of ghetto gates by Napoleon Bonaparte’s army, actual ghettos were replaced by imagined ones. ‘Ghettos of the imagination’ explores 19th-century ghetto literature. This ... More
5. The Beats and popular culture

5. The Beats and popular culture  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199796779
The Beats were very popular during the 1950s and 1960s, their fame exceeding their size. ‘The Beats and popular culture’ examines how we have come to our image of the Beat Generation today ... More
6. America

6. America  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0006
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9780190848774
What did Montaigne think of the New World? “America” looks at two of his essays, “On Coaches” and “On Cruelty.” Montaigne saw virtue as a sliding scale, seeing natural goodness, including ... More
8. Modern Homo

8. Modern Homo  

Bernard Wood

in Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191869600
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831747.003.0008
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9780198831747
‘Modern Homo’ considers evidence about the origin and subsequent migrations of anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens. What features of the skeleton are only found in modern humans? ... More
2. The New Testament and history

2. The New Testament and history  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0002
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9780199735709
‘The New Testament and history’ examines the historical context of the New Testament. Christianity and its earliest compositions appeared in a time and place for which there is abundant ... More
6. Diaspora

6. Diaspora  

Philip V. Bohlman

in World Music: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191867583
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198829140.003.0006
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9780198829140
‘Diaspora’ explores the effect of human displacement on world music after the ‘discovery’ of the New World by Columbus in 1492, which set off a chain of diasporas. The music of diaspora ... More
6. Conquests

6. Conquests  

Matthew Restall and Amara Solari

in The Maya: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2020
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Oct 2020
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9780190645052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190645021.003.0006
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9780190645021
“Conquests” gives a history of the Spanish invasions of late Postclassic Maya states in the sixteenth century. Whether these invasions could be called conquests at all is debatable. These ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
eISBN: 
9780197554968
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0001
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9780199943517
The ‘Introduction’ provides an overview of the American South. Its early history illuminates the expansion of Europe into the New World, creating a colonial, plantation, slave society that ... More
The American SouthA Very Short Introduction

The American South: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Reagan Wilson

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.001.0001
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9780199943517
The American South: A Very Short Introduction explores the American South, a distinctive place with a dramatic history. It is a cultural crossroads, where Western Europe met ... More
4. Confronting change

4. Confronting change  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0005
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9780199943517
‘Confronting change’ describes how the American South became a major player in the national mobilization for World War II. The war pushed the South far along the path of modernization. ... More
1. Becoming southern

1. Becoming southern  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0002
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9780199943517
‘Becoming Southern’ discusses how Native Americans became the first southerners. They developed the first regional culture from environmental conditions that would always be a foundation of ... More
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction  

David Sterritt

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199796779
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beats, bringing out the similarities that connected them, ... More
6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921

6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0007
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chapter
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9780195311068
‘Ebb tide, 1919–1921’ explores what became of progressivism in the 1920s. The conditions in 1919 were worsened by economic downturns. The popular mood was one of disillusionment, due to ... More
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Luke Timothy Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199735709
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction locates the New Testament in its historical and literary context and explains why the religious experiences of the first Christians ... More

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