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2. The sources

2. The sources  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0002
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9780199575275
Taking the New Testament Gospels as reliable accounts about the life of Jesus, ‘The sources ’ compares these with the Gnostic Gospels, discovered in Egypt in 1945-6. While the New Testament ... More
1. What is reading?

1. What is reading?  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0001
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9780198820581
What do we mean by reading? To understand reading we need to appeal to a wide range of disciplines: myriad forms of history, literary and textual studies, psychology, phenomenology, and ... More
5. Literary forms

5. Literary forms  

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/9780199735709.003.0005
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9780199735709
‘Literary forms’ examines the major literary forms found in the New Testament, including letters and narrative. Historical analysis of the Pauline correspondence is shown to have three main ... More
6. Among the English poets

6. Among the English poets  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0006
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9780199569267
Literature hasn't always been a silent and solitary activity. The ancient bards did not write their poems down: they memorized and recited them. Dramatic poetry is by its nature aural and ... More
3. When it began

3. When it began  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0003
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9780199569267
There is an ancient history to the origins of English literature, which is contrary to the Anglocentric version of literary history. ‘When it began’ looks at the many inputs into the ... More
2. What it is

2. What it is  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0002
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9780199569267
English literature is different things to different people. ‘What it is’ analyses this from a variety of perspectives. To some it is the books that they live with and love, those that ... More
3. Voices on the pagetales, tellers, & translators

3. Voices on the page: tales, tellers, & translators  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0003
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9780199532155
‘Voices on the page: tales, tellers, and translators’ describes how the modern fairy tale came about. The late seventeenth and early eighteenth century marks the start; Charles Perrault and ... More
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Bate

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199569267
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction considers such diverse topics as the birth of the novel, the brilliance of English comedy, the deep Englishness of landscape ... More
4. Cultural patrimony

4. Cultural patrimony  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0005
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9780199208050
In 1931, Spain's illiteracy rate was 40%, higher in rural than urban areas. ‘Cultural patrimony’ examines two aspects of cultural patrimony: who has access to it and how it is transmitted ... More

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