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4. Religion

4. Religion  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0004
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9780199546206
‘Religion’ looks at the shift in power from paganism towards Christianity. Religion in late antiquity also involves Judaism, Islam, and other myriad ways in which people thought about god ... More
6. Twilight in the far west

6. Twilight in the far west  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0006
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9780199539406
Irish vernacular literature reveals Irish Druids, in the centuries before Christianity, as men of power, established in royal courts and serving as intermediaries between gods and men. ... More
11. “Let us now Praise Famous Men”—and Women

11. “Let us now Praise Famous Men”—and Women  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0011
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9780195305050
‘“Let us now praise famous men” — and women’ examines three characters — Abraham, Deborah, and David — from the lengthy poetic summary of major and minor characters of biblical literature ... More
9. Neodruids and the neopagans

9. Neodruids and the neopagans  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0009
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9780199539406
Whilst 18th-century neodruidic societies embraced the trappings of romantic druidism — occasionally making spurious claims to legitimate descent from the Druids of the Classical world — ... More
3. Gender and sexuality

3. Gender and sexuality  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0004
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9780199208050
After the 1980s, the new discipline of gender studies has meant that the study of Spanish literature has changed considerably. This has resulted in the recovery of ‘forgotten’ women writers ... More
1. What is psychiatry?

1. What is psychiatry?  

Tom Burns

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

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0001
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9780198826200
Psychiatry deals with consciousness, choice, motivation, free will, relationships—everything that makes us human. ‘What is psychiatry?’ emphasizes that psychiatry is a branch of medicine ... More
10. Britons and Romans

10. Britons and Romans  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0010
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According to ‘Britons and Romans’, Classical authors perceived the inhabitants of Britain and Ireland as differing significantly from those of Gaul. To Caesar, while the Britons and the ... More
8. Sharing values

8. Sharing values  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0008
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‘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
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0001
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9780198716471
Poverty is a global issue. There are people in every country with a standard of living that is significantly lower than that of others. Nevertheless, the absolute number of people living in ... More
8. Whither poverty?

8. Whither poverty?  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0008
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A world without extreme poverty is still some way off, but there have been moments where some actual poverty reduction occurred. ‘Whither poverty?’ considers three of the post-1960 attempts ... More
2. An enduring value

2. An enduring value  

Raymond Wacks

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

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0002
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9780198725947
The notion of ‘privacy’ in its broadest, and least lucid, sense is founded upon a conception of the individual and his or her relationship with society. Individuals need privacy for ... More
6. Nineteenth-century Utah

6. Nineteenth-century Utah  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0006
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9780195310306
After Smith's death the movement split, the largest group being led by Brigham Young. Throughout the 19th century, Utah was the destination of more than 80,000 Mormons who migrated from the ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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9780195377996
‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
4. Priesthood

4. Priesthood  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0004
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9780195310306
‘Priesthood’ explores Mormonism's links to the priestly authority of the New Testament. The aim is to confer priesthood authority on all the adult male members of the church. Only ... More
7. Telling stories

7. Telling stories  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0007
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9780192804181
Listening to the tales of storytellers played a crucial part in most societies. There is a presumption that the stories should retain their integrity and form, but they inevitably evolve ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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book
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9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
5. Altars steeped in human blood

5. Altars steeped in human blood  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0005
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9780199539406
According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers, ... More
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198826200
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts ... More
3. The work of slavery

3. The work of slavery  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0003
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9780199922680
‘The work of slavery’ describes the wide range of work and duties allocated to enslaved people—men, women, and children—in the North and South. From the 1600s to 1865 the vast majority ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199575992
What is the legacy of Herodotus? Who was he and what do we know about him? The Introduction looks at what we know and for what he is remembered. It was Herodotus who first undertook the ... More

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