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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99
In a world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers essential topics ranging from foreign policy, democracy, and terrorism, to the environment and globalization. Showing how many disciplines come together in the study of international relations, it explains the underlying theories and how they relate to states, governments,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99
The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 22.99
The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period - ;This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99
Augustine and the Disciplines takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became increasingly aware that an ambivalent attitude towards knowledge and learning was inherent in Christianity. By facing the intellectual... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99
Sethna's book distills the core ideas of statistical mechanics to make room for new advances important to information theory, complexity, and modern biology. Aimed at advanced undergraduates and early graduate students, Sethna's text explores everything from chaos through information theory to life at the end of the universe. - ;In each generation,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1985; US$ 7.99
The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions.". Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 6.99
This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the work's bold treatment of racial themes. Shakespeare's decision to place a sympathetic black hero at the centre of his tragedy was unique in its time; but, as the lively introduction shows, the play's relationship to the history of racial thinking remains controversial.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 38.99
Martin Luther's theology presented a paradigmatic shift in defining God and humanity, refuting the foundations of Aristotelian anthropology with a new emphasis on the Revealed God and his unconditioned grace. Robert Kolb traces the development of Luther's thinking within the context of late medieval theology and piety at the dawn of the modern... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 44.99
Financial markets, processes, and instruments are often difficult to fathom; the credit crisis highlights both their importance and their fragility. In this book, MacKenzie, one of the most perceptive analysts of the financial world, puts forward a material sociology of markets, rooted in the actors and agents that shape modern finance. - ;Financial... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99
What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. - ;What is the nature of mathematical knowledge?... more...