Oxford Very Short Introductions

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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 a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction guide gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society.

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