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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 24th 2004 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2004 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Religion: The Basics

    By Malory Nye

    Series: The Basics

    Is religion the same as culture? How does it fit with life in the modern world? Do you have to 'believe' to be part of one? From televangelism in the American South to the wearing of hijab in Britain and Egypt; from the rise of paganism to the aftermath of September 11th, this accessible guide...

    Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Semiotics: The Basics

    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 November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Politics: The Basics, 5th Edition
    By Nigel Jackson, Stephen D Tansey
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  2. Japan: The Basics
    By Christopher P. Hood
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  3. Food Ethics: The Basics
    By Ronald Sandler
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  4. Christian Theology: The Basics
    By Murray Rae
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  5. Anthropology of Religion: The Basics
    By James Bielo
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  6. Animal Ethics: The Basics
    By Tony Miligan
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  7. Modern Russia: The Basics
    By Charlotte Alston
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  8. Archaeology: The Basics, 3rd Edition
    By Clive Gamble
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  9. Popular Culture: The Basics
    By Gary Hoppenstand
    To Be Published August 1st 2015
  10. Tourism Studies: The Basics
    By Pau Obrador Pons, Michael A Crang
    To Be Published August 1st 2015

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