The Trojan War A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-05-30 | Author : Eric H. Cline | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199760275
ISBN 13 : 0199760276

This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy...

The American West A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-12-09 | Author : Stephen Aron | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199858958
ISBN 13 : 0199858950

Part geographical location, part time period, and part state of mind, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. Though popular culture has carved out a short..

The Eye A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-05-29 | Author : Michael F. Land | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191669804
ISBN 13 : 0191669806

The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. In humans, vision is the most important se..

Ancient Warfare

Pub Date : 2004-11-25 | Author : Harry Sidebottom | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780192804709
ISBN 13 : 0192804707

"This book explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict. Many aspects of ancient warfare are examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight"-..

Classical Literature A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-03-27 | Author : William Allan | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191643361
ISBN 13 : 019164336X

From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literatur..

The Etruscans A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-05-29 | Author : Christopher Smith | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191665028
ISBN 13 : 0191665029

From around 900 to 400 BC, the Etruscans were the most innovative, powerful, wealthy, and creative people in Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating,..

International Security A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-10-24 | Author : Christopher S. Browning | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191645624
ISBN 13 : 0191645621

The subject of international security is never out of the headlines. The subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and revisionist states r..