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6. The Koran as codex

6. The Koran as codex  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0006
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9780192853448
There are many ways to present a text. This is influenced by culture and materials. ‘The Koran as codex’ examines how the Koran was first assembled and how it is presented today. The leaves ... More
17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’

17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0017
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9780192853981
‘A Great Change in Manners‘ draws attention to the remarkable order and balance of British society between the 1850s and 1890s. Despite massive industrial and social change, crime fell in ... More
7. ‘Unless the Lord Build the City …’

7. ‘Unless the Lord Build the City …’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0007
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9780192853981
‘Unless the Lord Build the City ...’ considers the reform of public health and education and the influence that religion had on this process. Epidemic diseases like cholera prevailed in the ... More
3. The dissemination of the Koran

3. The dissemination of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0003
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9780192853448
With modernity came the ability to disseminate widely a scripture among those who believe in it. The most obvious change came with the invention of the printing press. ‘The dissemination of ... More
8. The Koran as worship

8. The Koran as worship  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0008
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9780192853448
The Koran plays a significant role in Muslim worship. The Muslim worshipper does not read the Koran, it is recited. ‘The Koran as worship’ looks at the place the Koran plays in Muslim life. ... More
7. The Koran as text

7. The Koran as text  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0007
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The attitude of a culture towards faithful transmission need not be either uniform or constant. ‘The Koran as text’ considers how the Koran has been recorded and preserved. Muslims in the ... More
5. Writing the Empire story

5. Writing the Empire story  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0006
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9780199605415
‘Writing the Empire Story’ examines how this powerful theme of Empire has influenced both British and postcolonial consciousness. Empire was once a central feature of the British national ... More
2. Shaping the continent

2. Shaping the continent  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0002
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9780199589937
‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral ... More
4. An economy of “self-reliance”

4. An economy of “self-reliance”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0004
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9780199740550
‘An economy of “self-reliance”’ assesses Maoist economic policies. China was traditionally poor but egalitarian. Disorder at the start of the Cultural Revolution caused decline, before ... More
6. Humanism and moral and religious education

6. Humanism and moral and religious education  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0007
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9780199553648
Many religions have been accused of instilling unquestioning attitudes among the faithful. Atheists have done this too (think Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot). Humanists oppose traditional ... More
1. The importance of entrepreneurship

1. The importance of entrepreneurship  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0001
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9780199670543
‘The importance of entrepreneurship’ considers the vital role entrepreneurs are perceived as playing in a capitalist economy in promoting economic development and looks at the history of ... More
7. Futures for the university and college

7. Futures for the university and college  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0007
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9780198766131
What are the mission and shape, structure and culture, purposes and ambitions of the university and college to be? What is it to be a university and college now—what are they seen ‘to be ... More
5. The century of the child and beyond

5. The century of the child and beyond  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0006
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9780190681388
The 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child, issued by the United Nations, provided a far more detailed and supposedly binding set of conditions and rights than the 1924 Declaration of ... More
5. Radical Dickens

5. Radical Dickens  

Jenny Hartley

in Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783203
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10.1093/actrade/9780198714996.003.0005
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9780198714996
Charles Dickens was a life-long radical. According to Forster, it was Dickens’s childhood experiences that instilled ‘the hatred of oppression, the revolt against abuse of power, and the ... More
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Public Health: A Very Short Introduction  

Virginia Berridge

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.001.0001
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book
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9780199688463
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction explores the areas that fall under the remit of public health, and explains how the individual histories of different countries have ... More
4. Sanitation to education: 1800–1900s

4. Sanitation to education: 1800–1900s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0004
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9780199688463
A key period for public health came with the rise of the ‘modern state’ in the 19th century. Rapid economic growth and mass urbanization coincided with high mortality from infectious ... More
Introduction: what is humanism?

Introduction: what is humanism?  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0001
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9780199553648
There are various connotations to the word ‘humanism’. In the broadest terms, it means a system of thought in which human values, interests, and dignity are considered especially important. ... More
5. Students: getting in, getting on, getting out

5. Students: getting in, getting on, getting out  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0005
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9780198766131
Universities and colleges are, overwhelmingly, about students and in most countries, they are a pretty diverse group, with varying aspirations. ‘Students: getting in, getting on, getting ... More
2. What do universities and colleges do?

2. What do universities and colleges do?  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0002
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9780198766131
‘What do universities and colleges do?’ explores just what the modern university and college do—their teaching, research, consultancy, and wider civic engagement. For most universities and ... More
1. Traditions

1. Traditions  

James Marten

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780190681418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190681388.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190681388
More is known about ancient childhoods in the West than elsewhere in the world, but from what is known, all cultures believed that childhood was more than a phase of biological immaturity, ... More

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