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  1. 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 27th 2006 by Routledge

  2. 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 7th 2006 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2005 by Routledge

  4. 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 7th 2005 by Routledge

  5. 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 27th 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2004 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Semiotics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel Chandler

    Series: The Basics

    Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out:* What is a sign?* Which codes do we take for granted?* What is a text?* How can semiotics be used in textual analysis?* Who...

    Published June 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  9. Management: The Basics

    By Morgen Witzel

    Series: The Basics

    Management: The Basics provides an easy, jargon-free introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of modern management. Using examples ranging from people management at Cadbury and the Enron crisis to the marketing of fried chicken in China, it explains key aspects of management,...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Politics:The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Stephen D Tansey, Stephen Tansey

    Series: The Basics

    This highly successful introduction to the world of politics has been fully revised and updated to explore the key issues of the 21st century. The new edition builds on the reputation for clarity and comprehensive coverage that has made previous editions essential reading for students of politics....

    Published May 19th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Christian Theology: The Basics
    By Murray Rae
    To Be Published April 26th 2015
  2. Anthropology of Religion: The Basics
    By James S Bielo
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  3. Archaeology: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Clive Gamble
    To Be Published May 28th 2015
  4. Animal Ethics: The Basics
    By Tony Miligan
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  5. Forensic Psychology: The Basics
    By Sandie Taylor
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  6. Capitalism: The Basics
    By David Coates
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  7. Folklore The Basics
    By Simon Bronner
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  8. Film Theory: The Basics
    By Kevin McDonald
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  9. Poetry: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Jeffrey Wainwright
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  10. Narrative: The Basics
    By Bronwen Thomas
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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