Did “Ancient Greece” exist? Are all Epicureans decadent dandies? What do we really know about Alexander the Great? Explore the people, places, and philosophies of the Classical world through these four podcast episodes from the expert authors of our Very Short Introductions series.
What does atheism mean to you? Is logic ancient history? How is Calvinism changing the world? Put your thinking cap on, earbuds in, and get listening to our curated collection of Very Short Introduction podcast episodes for thinkers.
In 2020 we are proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Very Short Introductions. Listen to concise and original podcast episodes by our Very Short Introductions authors on a variety of dynamic topics for wherever your curiosity may take you.
This week we are celebrating the 500th title in the Very Short Introductions series, Measurement: A Very Short Introduction, which will publish on 6th October. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable. To mark its publication editors Andrea Keegan and Jenny Nugee have put together a list of Very Short Facts about the series.
By Chloe Foster
2013 has been a busy year for the Very Short Introductions (VSIs). Keeping our authors busy with weekly VSI blog posts is not the only thing we’ve been up to. Here’s a reminder of just some of the highlights from our VSI year.
By Luciana O’Flaherty
All those who have read and loved a Very Short Introduction know that they offer a short but sophisticated route into a new or slightly familiar topic. The series was launched in 1995 and has continued to offer new books each year (around 30 a year, at the last count) for students, scholars, and the avidly curious.
Dr Tony Wright MP answers a few questions on British Politics: A Very Short Introduction.
The second part of the Q&A with Steven Beller on antisemitism.
Steven Beller, author of Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction, examines what antisemitism actually is.
Rana Mitter answers a few questions on ‘Modern China: A Very Short Introduction’.
Bill McGuire, author of Global Catastrophe: A Very Short Introduction, answers a few questions for OUPblog.
Pink Dandelion answers a few questions on his Very Short Introduction to The Quakers
Patricia Aufderheide answers a few questions about her Very Short Introduction to Documentary Film
Joseph Dan answers a few questions on his book Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction.
Khalid Koser answers a few questions on his book International Migration: A Very Short Introduction.
Charles O. Jones talks to OUP about his ‘The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction’.