The Roman Republic A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-08-30 | Author : David M. Gwynn | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191642357
ISBN 13 : 0191642355

The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rom..

The Roman Republic A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-08-30 | Author : David M. Gwynn | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 0199595119
ISBN 13 : 9780199595112

Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has be..

Dante A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2015-02-26 | Author : Peter Hainsworth | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191507670
ISBN 13 : 0191507679

In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, rang..

Work A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-11-29 | Author : Stephen Fineman | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191642418
ISBN 13 : 019164241X

The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Work — paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obl..

Minerals A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-10-23 | Author : David Vaughan | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191505331
ISBN 13 : 0191505331

Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to und..

Structural Engineering A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-09-25 | Author : David Blockley | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191652097
ISBN 13 : 0191652091

Have you ever wondered how it's possible to build a skyscraper, a big bridge, a jumbo jet, or a cruise liner? Everything has structure. Structure is the difference between a random..

American Politics A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-03-28 | Author : Richard M. Valelly | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780195373851
ISBN 13 : 0195373855

This concise volume fills a long-standing need for a sophisticated, brief primer on American national politics. A major theme of the book is the interplay between constitutional an..