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Very Short Introductions

Az Oxford University Press saját kiadású ismeretterjesztő sorozata

 

 

        Az Oxford University Press saját kiadású ismeretterjesztő sorozata, a Very Short

Introductions több száz témát dolgoz fel, amiket az olvasók az alapoktól ismerhetnek meg.

        Ahogyan azt a cím is sejteti, ezek a rövid olvasmányok nem adnak teljeskörű tudást az adott

témákkal kapcsolatban, de tökéletes arra, hogy az ember betekintést nyerjen olyan dolgokba,

amikről addig csak keveset tudott.


        A kiadó folyamatosan jelenteti meg a sorozat újabb kiadványait, a példának okáért a

szeptemberi és októberi megjelent címek:

Emotion, Foucault, Poetry, Scepticism,Aesthetics, Dynasty, Psychopathy

 

        A sorozat legtöbb címe kapható a könyvesboltunkban, vagy megrendelhetik a webáruházunkban is, 15%-os engedménnyel.

 

 

  • American Immigration (Very Short Introduction - 274)

    American Immigration (Very Short Introduction - 274)

    Gerber, David A.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Americans have come from every corner of the globe, and they have been brought together by a variety of historical processes-conquest, colonialism, the slave trade, territorial acquisition, and voluntary immigration. A thoughtful look at immigration,anti-immigration sentiments, and the motivations and experiences of the migrants themselves, this book offers a compact but wide-ranging look at one of America's hottest issues.Historian David Gerber begins by examining the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American, ranging from the Naturalization Law of 1795 (which applied only to free-born white persons) to the Chinese Exclusion Actof 1882, the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, and the reform-minded Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which opened the door to millions of newcomers, the vast majority from Asia and Latin America. The book also looks at immigration from theperspective of the migrant-farmers and industrial workers, mechanics and domestics, highly trained professionals and small-business owners-who willingly pulled up stakes for the promise of a better life. Throughout, the book sheds light on therelationships between race and ethnicity in the life of these groups and in the formation of American society, and it stresses the marked continuities across waves of immigration and across different racial and ethnic groups.
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  • African History (Very Short Introduction - 160)

    African History (Very Short Introduction - 160)

    Parker, John & Rathbone, Richard
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented, both in Africa and beyond. The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historicalexamples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent. The multitude of topics that the reader will learn about in this succinct work include the unity and diversity of African cultures, slavery, religion, colonial conquest, the diaspora, andthe importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa. The book examines questions such as: Who invented the idea of Africa? How is African history pieced together, given such a lack of documentary evidence? How did Africa interact with theworld 1,000 years ago?Africa has been known as 'the cradle of mankind', and its recoverable history stretches back to the Pharaohs. But the idea of studying African history is itself new, and the authors show why it is still contested and controversial. This VSI, the firstconcise work of its kind, will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history.
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  • Medical Law (Very Short Introduction - 345)

    Medical Law (Very Short Introduction - 345)

    Foster, Charles
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. When things go wrong with our bodies, we want to know what our rights are, and what governs the conduct of the clinicians into whose hands we put our lives andlimbs. Dealing with matters of life and death, it can therefore have a fundamental impact on medical practice.Headlines in the media often involve the core issues of medical law - organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, euthanasia, confidentiality, research on humans - these are topics that affect us all. Headlines can misrepresent, however. Inorder to fully understand the issues and their relevance, we have to delve into the cases and into the principles behind them.
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  • The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    Blair, John
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is abrief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.
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    ISBN: 9780192854032
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  • Progressivism (Very Short Introdution - 223)

    Progressivism (Very Short Introdution - 223)

    Nugent, Walter
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    After decades of conservative dominance, the election of Barack Obama may signal the beginning of a new progressive era. But what exactly is progressivism? What role has it played in the political, social, and economic history of America?This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America-its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s,progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age, an era that plunged working Americans into poverty while a new class of ostentatious millionaires built huge mansions and flaunted their wealth. As capitalism ran unchecked and moreand more economic power was concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, a sense of social crisis was pervasive. Progressive national leaders like William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert M. La Follette, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as muckrakingjournalists like Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell, and social workers like Jane Addams and Lillian Wald answered the growing call for change. They fought for worker's compensation, child labor laws, minimum wage and maximum hours legislation
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    ISBN: 9780195311068
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  • Shakespeare (Very Short Introduction 60)

    Shakespeare (Very Short Introduction - 60)

    Wells,Stanley
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers howShakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer.Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Writtenwith enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction.
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    ISBN: 9780198718628
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  • Social and Cultural Anthrop.(Very Short Introductions - 15)

    Social and Cultural Anthropology (Very Short Introduction 15

    Monaghan, John & Just, Peter
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do.This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.
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    ISBN: 9780192853462
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  • Engels (Very Short Introductions - 91)

    Engels (Very Short Introductions - 91)

    Carver,Terrel
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780192804662
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  • German Literature (Very Short Introductions) - 178

    German Literature (Very Short Introduction - 178)

    Boyle, Nicholas
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Günter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world.This Very Short Introduction presents an engrossing tour of the course of German literature from the late Middle Ages to the present, focussing especially on the last 250 years. Emphasizing the economic and religious context of many masterpieces ofGerman literature, it highlights how they can be interpreted as responses to social and political changes within an often violent and tragic history. The result is a new and clear perspective which illuminates the power of German literature and theGerman intellectual tradition, and its impact on the wider cultural world.
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  • Teeth (Very Short Introductions - 384)

    Teeth (Very Short Introductions - 384)

    Ungar, Peter S.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Teeth are amazing - the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things
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    ISBN: 9780199670598
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  • The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    The Anglo-Saxon Age (Very Short Introductions - 18)

    Blair, John
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is abrief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.
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