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Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)
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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today...

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2003)
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Ideology is one of the most controversial terms in the political vocabulary, inciting both revulsion...

History: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2000)
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John H. Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand...

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)
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Roland Barthes was the leading figure of French Structuralism, the theoretical movement of the 1960s...

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2003)
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Drawing on new research on the history of Ireland since 1800 this new look at modern Ireland...

Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2000)
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Kenneth...

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2000)
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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John...

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2003)
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How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the...

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2001)
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This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what...

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)
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This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural...