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  1. The Qur'an: The Basics

    By Massimo Campanini

    Series: The Basics

    This highly topical introduction to the holy book of Islam includes essential reference resources such as a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and extensive guides to further reading. Exploring the Qur'an's reception through history, its key teachings and its place in contemporary thought and...

    Published February 20th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Semiotics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel Chandler

    Series: The Basics

    This updated second edition provides a clear and concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language. With a revised introduction and glossary, extended index and suggestions for further reading, this new edition provides an increased number of examples...

    Published January 9th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Finance: The Basics

    By Erik Banks

    Series: The Basics

    A clear, jargon-free introduction to a complex and demanding subject, "Finance: The Basics" is the ultimate guide for those encountering this broad topic for the first time. With particular focus on the practical dimension of financial tools, instruments and markets, this user-friendly text...

    Published November 16th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Judaism: The Basics

    By Jacob Neusner

    Series: The Basics

    The oldest of the world’s major faiths, Judaism as practiced today represents a tradition that goes back nearly 6,000 years. Accessible and wide-ranging, Judaism: The Basics is a must-have resource covering the stories, beliefs and expressions of that tradition. Key topics covered include: the...

    Published July 28th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Folk Music: The Basics

    By Ronald Cohen

    Series: The Basics

    Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional...

    Published May 8th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Opera: The Basics

    By Denise Gallo

    Series: The Basics

    Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With...

    Published November 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  7. Anthropology: The Basics

    By Peter Metcalf

    Series: The Basics

    The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do...

    Published September 8th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Roman Catholicism: The Basics

    By Michael Walsh

    Series: The Basics

    From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism. It covers: Roman Catholic beliefs and traditions practices and devotional life – rituals, prayer, mass Church structures and authorities – from Vatican to...

    Published April 28th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Blues: The Basics

    By Dick Weissman

    Series: The Basics

    Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes: a definition of the blues and the major genres within it key artists such as Ma...

    Published October 26th 2004 by Routledge

  10. European Union: The Basics

    By Alex Warleigh

    Series: The Basics

    Covering all the basics and more, this book is a concise and accessible introduction for students new to the study of the European Union, and for the general reader wanting to understand this increasingly important subject. Including useful boxes, tables and a glossary of all theoretical terms used...

    Published July 15th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Archaeology: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Clive Gamble
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  2. Animal Ethics: The Basics
    By Tony Miligan
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  3. Forensic Psychology: The Basics
    By Sandie Taylor
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  4. Finance: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Erik Banks
    To Be Published September 14th 2015
  5. Capitalism: The Basics
    By David Coates
    To Be Published September 21st 2015
  6. Sport Management: The Basics
    By Rob Wilson, Mark Piekarz
    To Be Published September 29th 2015
  7. Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics, 2nd Edition
    By Janice Wearmouth
    To Be Published November 9th 2015
  8. Poetry: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Jeffrey Wainwright
    To Be Published November 30th 2015
  9. Popular Culture: The Basics
    By Gary Hoppenstand
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  10. Sexuality: The Basics
    By Kari Lerum
    To Be Published December 1st 2015

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