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  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
    av William Bynum

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199215430

    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, su…

  • The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

    The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael D. Coogan

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195305050

    Eminent biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish…

  • The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

    The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
    av Barry Cunliffe

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804181

    Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of p…

  • The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

    The English Language: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Horobin

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198709251

    The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today?In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at…

  • Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sabina Knight

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195392067

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the sto…

  • Napoleon

    Napoleon
    av David A. Bell

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199321667

    This Very Short Introduction provides a concise, accurate, and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career, situating him firmly in historical context.David Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility-for both good an…

  • Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Smith

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199583584

    If environmental protection is costly, how much should we spend on pollution control? Is it worth reducing pollution to zero, or should we accept some level of pollution because of the economic benefits associated with it? How can we assess the bene…

  • Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eric H Cline

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195342635

    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance…

  • Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

    Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Mumford

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199657124

    Metaphysics is one of the traditional four main branches of philosophy, alongside ethics, logic and epistemology. It is also an area that continues to attract and hold a fascination for many people yet it is associated with being complex and abstrac…

  • Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

    Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    av Erle C. Ellis

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198792987

    The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioact…

  • Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av William K. Kay

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575152

    In religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly-growing religious movement of the 20th century. Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity, it encircled the globe in less than 25 years and grew in…

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

    Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bauckham

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575275

    Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the…

  • Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

    Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction
    av Susan Blackmore

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198794738

    Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', remains a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new de…

  • Islam: A Very Short Introduction

    Islam: A Very Short Introduction
    av Malise Ruthven

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199642878

    Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam.Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam h…

  • The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

    The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
    av Amrita Narlikar

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806086

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide graphic examples of how the o…

  • English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Bate

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569267

    Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English come…

  • The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

    The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Tyerman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806550

    Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, th…

  • Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robin Attfield

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198797166

    Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environment faces evermo…

  • Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Beaney

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198778028

    Originating in the pioneering work of Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein in the four decades around the turn of the twentieth century, analytic philosophy established itself in various forms in the 1930s. After the…

  • Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

    Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Norman Solomon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687350

    Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000…

  • Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Goto-Jones

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199235698

    Japan is arguably today's most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products are consumed all over the world, ranging from animated movies and…

  • Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Howe

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802231

    Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of "empire" through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels "empire", "colonialism", and the like while examining the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

  • The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

    The Bible: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Riches

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853431

    It is sometimes said that the Bible is one of the most unread books in the world, yet has been a major force in the development of Western culture and continues to exert an enormous influence over many people's lives. This Very Short Introduction lo…

  • Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

    Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. C. Grayling

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854117

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-speci…

  • The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

    The First World War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Howard

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199205592

    By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War', focusi…

  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction

    Logic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Graham Priest

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198811701

    Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the…

  • Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Film Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kathryn Kalinak

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195370874

    The rich and deeply moving sounds of film music are as old as cinema itself. Even the very first projected moving images were accompanied by music in many places as a variety of performers - from single piano players to small orchestras - brought im…

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Critchley

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853592

    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the i…

  • Homer: A Very Short Introduction

    Homer: A Very Short Introduction
    av Barbara Graziosi

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199589944

    Homer's mythological tales of war and homecoming,the Iliad and the Odyssey, are widely considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of western literature. Yet their author, 'the greatest poet that ever lived' is something of a m…

  • Dante: A Very Short Introduction

    Dante: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Hainsworth

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199684779

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the uni…

  • Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

    Decadence: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Weir

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190610227

    The historical trajectory of decadent culture runs from ancient Rome, to nineteenth-century Paris, Victorian London, fin de siecle Vienna, Weimar Berlin, and beyond. The first of these, the decline of Rome, provides the pattern for both aesthetic an…

  • Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

    Ideology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Freeden

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802811

    This work explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking, without which we cannot make sense of the political world. The reader is introduced to their vitality and force, utilizing insights from a range of disciplines,…

  • African History: A Very Short Introduction

    African History: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Parker

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802484

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current th…

  • Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

    Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction
    av Georgios A. Antonopoulos

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198795544

    For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighbourhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rar…

  • Geology: A Very Short Introduction

    Geology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jan Zalasiewicz

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198804451

    Ranging across the 4.6 billion year history of the planet, geology is the subject that encompasses almost all that we see around us, in one way or another, and also much that we cannot see, beneath our feet, and on other planets. The fruits of geolo…

  • Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

    Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jack A. Goldstone

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199858507

    From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and dictatorships. They have often, though not always, sparked cat…

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Butler

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802392

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword in contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, l…

  • The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

    The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian D. Richards

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806079

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguisti…

  • The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert C. Allen

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706786

    The 'Industrial Revolution' was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology pr…

  • Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

    Criminology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Newburn

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199643257

    Crime is big news. From murder to theft to drug gangs, crime and criminal justice affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Hardly surprisingly, crime has been pushed high up the public policy agenda across the world. But how can we measure…

  • Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

    Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Usha Goswami

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199646593

    This Very Short Introduction provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami considers the process of attachment and 'bonding', showing how…

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853820

    This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of musi…

  • Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

    Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Shaw

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854193

    The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know a…

  • Translation: A Very Short Introduction

    Translation: A Very Short Introduction
    av Matthew Reynolds

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198712114

    Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn't only give us foreign news, dubbed films and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no world religions, and our literatures, our cultures, and our lang…

  • Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

    Big Data: A Very Short Introduction
    av Dawn E. Holmes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779575

    Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes of the world's population, the amount of data generated each…

  • Education: A Very Short Introduction

    Education: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gary Thomas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199643264

    From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world…

  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Bahn

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199657438

    This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, f…

  • Peace: A Very Short Introduction

    Peace: A Very Short Introduction
    av Oliver P. Richmond

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199656004

    The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding',…

  • Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. Edward Siecienski

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190883270

    To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into two camps-Catholic and Orthodox. However, as the second large…

  • Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

    Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Geoffrey Hosking

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199580989

    Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. But Russia's territory has a harsh climate, is cut off from most maritime contac…