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8. Sharing values

8. Sharing values  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804181
‘Sharing values’ asks whether there is such a thing as ‘Celtic culture’. In the fifth century, the emergence of La Tène ‘culture’ with its focus in the Marne–Moselle region, and the ... More
4. Heredity in the Enlightenment

4. Heredity in the Enlightenment  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
Published Online: 
Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198790457
The concept of heredity came of age during the Enlightenment. Botanists and naturalists pioneered the systematic study of sex and inheritance; natural philosophers refined their ideas about ... More
4. A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe

4. A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804181
‘A little more prehistory’ considers the background of eastern France and southern Germany — another area of Europe that can claim to be the homeland of the Celts. Here the great rivers of ... More
3. Heredity in the early modern world, 1450–1700

3. Heredity in the early modern world, 1450–1700  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
Published Online: 
Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198790457
‘Heredity in the early modern world, 1450–1700’ outlines several factors that gave the concept of inheritance a new salience during this period. First, a period of renewed excitement about ... More
2. New Spain

2. New Spain  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199766239
At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Spanish raided the mainland for slaves to work thei mines, ranches, and plantations. The Spanish learned of the rich and populous Aztec empire ... More
1. The story according                             to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic Cycle

1. The story according to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic Cycle  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365852
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199760275
‘The story according to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic Cycle’ introduces the presentation of the story in the earliest ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365852
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0000
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ISBN: 
9780199760275
Was there a conflict sometime back in antiquity that gave rise to the legend of the Trojan War? The Introduction offers an overview of its place in ... More
2. Modern

2. Modern  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199688340
The late 19th century was a period of huge innovation and social change across a range of areas. Sport was a by-product of the industrial, transport, and urbanizing revolutions of the ... More
5. The insecure computer

5. The insecure computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199586592
‘The insecure computer’ outlines the main threats to computer security, and gives advice on how they can be countered. Malware is software that is introduced to a system illegally and which ... More
The Trojan War: A Very Short
                        Introduction

The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric H. Cline

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365852
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199760275
The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction investigates two major questions: did the Trojan War take place and, if so, where? This VSI suggests that, although a ... More
The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

The Computer: A Very Short Introduction  

Darrel Ince

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199586592
The Computer: A Very Short Introduction shows how computers have changed so much since the room–filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid–20th century. They now ... More
1. The naked computer

1. The naked computer  

Darrel Ince

in The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777899
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586592.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586592
‘The naked computer’ briefly describes the components of the computer and describes the relationship between the computer and the Internet. The main characteristic of the computer is its ... More

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