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Introduction

Introduction  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
Published Online: 
Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191785238
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199589944
The Introduction outlines the two main aims of this Very Short Introduction. The first is to facilitate an understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey, by providing a succinct and up-to-date ... More
Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Reading: A Very Short Introduction  

Belinda Jack

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198820581
Reading: A Very Short Introduction explores the fascinating history of literacy and the opportunities reading opens. For much of human history reading was the preserve of the ... More
3. ‘As if the king of each’16th and 17th centuries

3. ‘As if the king of each’: 16th and 17th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792963
Charles V did not try to unite his disparate realms, but ruled instead through the separate governments of his individual lands and kingdoms. The preferred method of 16th-century Habsburg ... More
1. Before Hollywood

1. Before Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190454340
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199943548
‘Before Hollywood’ describes how early film technology and storytelling methods developed out of older media. It begins with Thomas Edison’s Vitascope and the first dedicated movie ... More
1. Subaltern knowledge

1. Subaltern knowledge  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801821
‘Subaltern knowledge’ explains how the terms ‘tricontinental’ and ‘third world’ retain their power because they suggest an alternative culture, an alternative ‘epistemology’, or system of ... More
3. Making sense of genes and genomes

3. Making sense of genes and genomes  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198786207
While DNA sequencing is faster and cheaper than ever before, genome assembly remains a significant challenge. ‘Making sense of genes and genomes’ explores how laboratory and computational ... More
2. Campaigns and constituents

2. Campaigns and constituents  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190280147
Elected locally, candidates for Congress go to Washington to make national policy. “Campaigns and constituents” explores how voting on major legislation often means a choice between ... More
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Donald A. Ritchie

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190280147
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical insight into the work of Congress. The framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of ... More
6. The Capitol complex

6. The Capitol complex  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190280147
“The Capitol complex” describes the multitude of office buildings linked by tunnels that have steadily expanded to accommodate the extended community of senators, representatives, staff, ... More

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