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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99
Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the follower of Sufi enlightenment. It interweaves stories and homilies in order to instruct followers of Rumi, the great thirteenth-century Muslim mystic. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation follows his prize-winning edition of Book One. - ;'You don't... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 18.99
Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day. - ;Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99
Law touches every aspect of our daily lives, and yet the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system remain obscure to many. This Very Short Introduction provides a clear, jargon-free account of modern legal systems, explaining how the law works both in the Western tradition and around the world. - ;Law underlies our society - it protects... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99
What do we mean by 'tragedy' now? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with Sophocles and Shakespeare? Addressing questions about belief, blame, revenge, pain, witnessing and ending, this book demonstrates the enduring significance of attempts to understand terrible suffering. - ;What do we mean... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 33.99
Written by Geoff Mulgan, a former head of policy for the UK prime minister, and advisor to governments round the world, this book is about how government's strategies take shape, and how money, people, technology, and public commitment can be mobilized to achieve important goals. It considers the common mistakes made, and how these can be avoided.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 23.99
The only currently available introductory survey of the foundations of the text of Shakespeare, this book examines Shakespeare's writing in the environment of the theatre, and the printing of the earliest surviving texts. It goes on to review the ways in which the origin and production of these texts have been understood by textual scholars, and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 26.99
Shakespeare's drama originally circulated in the form of the individual actor's part, containing only a single character's speeches and brief cues. This unique collaboration of original theatre history with exciting literary criticism captures anew Shakespeare's development as a writer, showing how scripting and acting work together... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99
Shirley is Charlotte Bront--euml--;'s only historical novel and her most topical one. The introduction to this new edition considers its autobiographical overtones as well as its social context, and includes revised notes and bibliography. - ;'You expected bread, and you have got a stone; break your teeth on it, and don't shriek...you will... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 109.99
After an unexpected mystical experience, the philosopher Simone Weil (1909-43) read the Greek classics from a Christian perspective, as this original study shows. To the intellectual agnostics of her day she wanted to show that the classics they loved could only be fully understood in light of Christ. To the Catholics she wanted to demonstrate that... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 44.99
The volume brings together some of the leading scholars around the world working on social capital to study how individuals and groups access and use their social relations and social connections to do better in society in order to achieve their goals. - ;For two decades, a significant number of scholars have subscribed to a common definition of social... more...