Oxford Very Short Introductions










Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Each volume provides provocative, balanced, and complete discussions of the central issues in each topic. Every Very Short Introduction guide gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.


The following subject collections are available:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Selected sub-collections are also available:

  • Arts and Humanities - History
  • Arts and Humanities - Literature
  • Arts and Humanities - Philosophy
  • Arts and Humanities - Religion
  • Science and Mathematics - Physics
  • Science and Mathematics - Psychology
  • Social Sciences - Politics

See this page for the Very Short Introductions title list.



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