Approach a new or challenging topic with Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press.

In regularly updated editions, experts combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to make complex subjects highly readable in no more than 250 pages.

Whatever your area of study, each title will prepare you for further study, with authoritative and engaging assessments of a concept, field, or body of work, drawing out the central ideas, themes, and approaches.

Find what you need quickly from any device on the Oxford Academic platform, where you can filter your search; conveniently view content alongside figures, notes, and images; easily access annotations and citations; share your findings with classmates; and more.

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