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  • African Religion (Very Short Introduction - 377)

    African Religions (Very Short Introduction - 377)

    Oloupona, Jacob K.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Africa is home to hundreds of ethnic groups, who together speak more than a thousand languages. It is not surprising, then, that Africa's enormous range of peoples, cultures, and ways of life has engendered a wide diversity of religious practices.This Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent. Drawing on archeological research, historical evidence, ethnographic studies, and archival materials such as missionaryrecords, Jacob Olupona-one of the world's leading authorities on African religions-captures a wealth of information in a short compass. The book not only gives the reader a full and vivid sense of African religious belief-exploring myths, gods and localdeities, ancestor worship, rites of passage, festivals, divination, and much more-but it also underscores the role these religions play in everyday African life. Indeed, traditional religions inform everything from birthing and death, marriage and familydynamics, to diet, dress and grooming, health care, and even governance. Monarchs, chiefs, and elders play both political and religious roles, imparting secular and spiritual guidance to their subjects, while also being guardians of religious centressuch as shrines, temples, and sacred forests. The author also examines the spread of Christianity and Islam throughout Africa, both the moderate sects (which often blend aspects of indigenous faith into their own practice) and the more extremefundamentalist sects, which the author states have had a dire effect on African life. In fact, radical forms of Christianity and Islam-both of which decry tradition religion as paganism-have driven a near total collapse of indigenous practice. But iftraditional religions are engaged in a battle for their lives in Africa, Olupona shows that they are thriving elsewhere in the world-particularly in the Americas and in Europe.
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    ISBN: 9780199790586
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  • Beauty (Very Short Introduction - 262)

    Beauty (Very Short Introduction - 262)

    Scruton,Roger
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane
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    ISBN: 9780199229758
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  • Bible (Very Short Introduction - 14)

    The Bible (Very Short Introduction - 14)

    Riches,John
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    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 looksat the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations. It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role ofBiblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends.
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    ISBN: 9780192853431
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  • Anglicanism (Very Short Introductions 149)

    Anglicanism (Very Short Introduction - 149)

    Chapman,M.
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    What is Anglicanism? How is it different from other forms of Christianity, and how did it come to have so many different versions throughout the world?Although originally united by location and a common belief, Anglicanism has gradually lost its pre-eminence as the English state church due to increasing pluralisation and secularisation. While there are distinctive themes and emphases which emerge fromits early history and theology, there is little sense of unity in Anglicanism today.
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    ISBN: 9780192806932
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  • Borders (Very Short Introductiions - 328)

    Borders (Very Short Introductiion - 328)

    Diener, Alexander C. & Hagen, Joshua
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives.Highlighting the historical development and continued relevance of borders, Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen offer a powerful counterpoint to the idea of an imminent borderless world, underscoring the impact borders have on a range of issues, such aseconomic development, inter- and intra-state conflict, global terrorism, migration, nationalism, international law, environmental sustainability, and natural resource management. Diener and Hagen demonstrate how and why borders have been, are currently,and will undoubtedly remain hot topics across the social sciences and in the global headlines for years to come.
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    ISBN: 9780199731503
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  • Political Philosophy (Very Short Introduction - 97)

    Political Philosophy (Very Short Introduction - 97)

    Miller,David
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' It looks at political authority, thereasons why we need politics at all, the limitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldn't be governed by politics. It explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy,and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy. David Miller discusses why nations are the natural units of government and whether the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will changethis: will we ever see the formation of a world government?
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    ISBN: 9780192803955
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  • Sociology (A Very Short Introduction - 12)

    Sociology (A Very Short Introduction - 12)

    Bruce, Steve
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's place in society and society's rolein shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world.In this new edition Steve Bruce discusses the continuing arguments for social egalitarianism, considering issues such as gay marriage, women in combat roles, and the 2010 Equality Act to debunk contemporary arguments against parity. As gender divisionsare increasingly questioned he looks ahead to the likely consequences of this for society. Delving into the theory of sociology, Bruce also argues that the habit of dividing sociology into apparently competing 'sects' is misleading, and shows how a newunderstanding of the disciplinary background of many of the most famous theorists, which shows that much social theory is actually philosophy or literary theory, will prove useful to today's sociologists.
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    ISBN: 9780192853806
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Organizations (Very Short Introduction - 264)

    Organizations (Very Short Introduction - 264)

    Hatch, Mary Jo
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from, whatthey are today, and what they might become in the future? How and why do they have so much influence over us, and what influences them? How do they contribute to and detract from the meaningfulness of lives, and how might we improve them so they betterserve our needs and desires?This Very Short Introductions addresses all of these questions and considers many more. Mary Jo Hatch introduces the concept of organizations by presenting definitions and ideas drawn from the a variety of subject areas including the physical sciences,economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, literature, and the visual and performing arts. Drawing on examples from prehistory and everyday life, from the animal kingdom as well as from business, government, and other formal organizations, Hatchprovides a lively and thought provoking introduction to the process of organization.
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    ISBN: 9780199584536
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  • Islam (Very Short Introduction - 7)

    Islam (Very Short Introduction - 7)

    Ruthven, Malise
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    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 has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) inIslamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islamadapt as it confronts the modern world?In this new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date by reflecting upon some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years
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    ISBN: 9780199642878
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  • Politics (Very Short Introduction - 8)
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    Politics (Very Short Introduction - 8)

    Minogue
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    In this provocative but balanced essay, Kenneth Minogue discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. He prompts us to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order in oursociety, whether democracy is always a good thing, and what future politics may have in the twenty-first century.
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    ISBN: 9780192853882
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Campaign 1 Grammar Practice - English For The Military

    Campaign 1 Grammar Practice - English For The Military

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405074186
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introducti)

    Bruce, Steve
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, education, work in bureaucracies and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's place in society and society's rolein shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology for understanding the modern world.In this new edition Steve Bruce discusses the continuing arguments for social egalitarianism, considering issues such as gay marriage, women in combat roles, and the 2010 Equality Act to debunk contemporary arguments against parity. As gender divisionsare increasingly questioned he looks ahead to the likely consequences of this for society. Delving into the theory of sociology, Bruce also argues that the habit of dividing sociology into apparently competing 'sects' is misleading, and shows how a newunderstanding of the disciplinary background of many of the most famous theorists, which shows that much social theory is actually philosophy or literary theory, will prove useful to today's sociologists.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combinefacts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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    ISBN: 9780198822967
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  • Campaign 1 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 1)

    Campaign 1 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 1)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405009805
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  • Concise Oxford Companion To Canadian Literature

    Concise Oxford Companion To Canadian Literature

    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780195445299
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Campaign 3 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 3)

    Campaign 3 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 3)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405029032
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  • Campaign 2 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 2)

    Campaign 2 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 2)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405029018
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  • Campaign 3 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 3)

    Campaign 3 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 3)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405009904
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  • Campaign 1 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 1)

    Campaign 1 WB +Cd - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 1)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405028998
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  • Campaign 2 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 2)

    Campaign 2 SB - English For The Military (Nato Stanag 2)

    Kiadó: Macmillan
    ISBN: 9781405009850
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  • Európai Közjog és Politika (2018) 4.Átdolg.

    Kiadó: Wolters Kluwer Hungary
    Kiadás dátuma: 2018Szerkesztő(k): Kende Tamás, Szűcs Tamás, Jeney PetraAjánlóAz Európai Unió közjogi és politikai felépítményét áttekintő első magyar nyelvű, tudományos igényű szakkönyv legújabb kiadása a hazai könyvpiac régen várt eseménye.Az először 1995-ben megjelent, a felsőoktatásban, a közigazgatásban és az EU-val foglalkozók által széles körben használt kézikönyv 2018 őszi változata az uniós intézményi és jogi kérdések mellett a legfrissebb eseményeket, a gazdasági és a migrációsválságot, az Egyesült Királyság kilépéséről folyó Brexit tárgyalásokat, valamint az Európa jövőjére vonatkozó terveket is értékeli, kitekintve már a 2019-ben esedékes európai parlamenti választásokra.A téma elismert kutatói, egyetemi oktatók és uniós tisztviselők vizsgálják az európai integráció jogi, politikai és gazdasági fejlődésének folyamatát. Részletesen és tárgyilagosan elemzik az Európai Unió intézményrendszerét, az uniós jogrendet ésMagyarország kapcsolódását az uniós intézményekhez. A kötet kitüntetett figyelmet fordít az uniós intézmények szervezeti, működési és hatásköri szabályaira, az Unió és a tagállamok közötti hatáskörmegosztásra és az uniós jog végrehajtási mechanizmusaira.Önálló rész dolgozza fel az Európai Unió pénzügyi és külkapcsolati rendszerét is.Szemléletes ábrák és táblázatok könnyítik meg az eligazodást az anyagban, amelynek összeállításánál a szerzők figyelembe vették az előző kiadások felhasználóinak tapasztalatait is.
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