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2. The humanist script

2. The humanist script  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801630
‘The humanist script’ examines the rise of a complex and controversial philosophy, Renaissance humanism, and its relationship to the invention of the printing press. At the start of the ... More
1. The political popular

1. The political popular  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198723097
Very little of India’s early cinema has been preserved, so its history is based on intense memories and short remnants of films. Indian cinema was ‘officially’ born with Dhundiraj Govind ... More
3. The dissemination of the Koran

3. The dissemination of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0003
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chapter
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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
4. Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams

4. Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195392067
‘Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams’ assesses Chinese vernacular drama. Classical literature espoused a harmonious moral Way, but this gradually gave way to a more ... More
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198723097
One film out of every five made anywhere comes from India. From its beginnings under colonial rule through to the heights of Bollywood, Indian cinema has challenged social injustices such ... More
1. Born free: a brief history of news media

1. Born free: a brief history of news media  

Ian Hargreaves

in Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199686872.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199686872
In the last decade almost 600 journalists have been killed, chiefly in wars, in acts of political assassination, or by gangsters. ‘Born free: a brief history of news media’ charts the ... More
Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction  

Owen Gingerich

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199330966
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) was the astronomer whose shocking vision of a sun-centered universe turned out to be the essential blueprint for a physical understanding of celestial ... More
Typography: A Very Short Introduction

Typography: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Luna

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
Published Online: 
Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191796739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211296.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199211296
Typography: A Very Short Introduction offers a broad definition of typography as design for reading, whether in print or on screens, where a set of visual choices are taken to ... More
5. The arts on the silk road

5. The arts on the silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365883
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199782864
‘The arts on the silk road’ provides a sample of shared Eurasian cultural and intellectual themes. Vernacular tales throughout Eurasia shared certain genres and styles, with some stories ... More

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