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Very Short Introductions

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects — from Public Health to Buddhist Ethics, Soft Matter to Classics, and Art History to Globalization.

Very Short Introductions cover a diverse range of subject areas, from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. New titles are added to the collection every year written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. With just under 700 titles and more in development as well as regularly updated editions, this series is constantly evolving to enrich your understanding on whatever topic fascinates you.

The series is split into the following categories online, with many subjects and sub-disciplines within each:

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


Very Short Introductions

Concise, intelligent introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Oxford University Press.
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