Author: M. C. Howatson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, companions, literature, classical, companion
Number of Pages: 616
Published: 2006-01-19
List price: $31.95
ISBN-10: 019860081X
ISBN-13: 9780198600817

From Achilles’s heel to the sword of Damocles, Western culture teems with allusions from the rich heritage of classical literature, and this new edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, the first updating since Sir Paul Harvey’s original edition of 1937, provides the key to these works and the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations that produced them. Substantially revising the first edition, this volume condenses the findings of the most recent scholarship into highly readable prose and supplies a wealth of background information not found in Harvey’s Compani

Author: Richard L. Gregory
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, companions, companion, mind
Number of Pages: 1024
Published: 2004-12-03
List price: $79.95
ISBN-10: 0198662246
ISBN-13: 9780198662242

The Oxford Companion to the Mind is a classic. Published in 1987, to huge acclaim, it immediately took its place as the indispensable guide to the mysteries - and idiosyncracies - of the human mind. In no other book can the reader find discussions of concepts such as language, memory, and intelligence, side by side with witty definitions of common human experiences such as the ’cocktail-party’ and ’halo’ effects, and the least effort principle. Richard Gregory again brings his wit, wisdom, and expertise to bear on this most elusive of subjects. Research into the mind

Author: Robert Kane
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, handbooks, handbook, free
Number of Pages: 656
Published: 2005-01-13
List price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0195178548
ISBN-13: 9780195178548

This comprehensive reference provides an exhaustive guide to current scholarship on the perennial problem of Free Will--perhaps the most hotly and voluminously debated of all philosophical problems. While reference is made throughout to the contributions of major thinkers of the past, the emphasis is on recent research. The essays, all previously unpublished, combine the work of established scholars with younger thinkers who are beginning to make significant contributions. Taken as a whole, the Handbook provides an engaging and accessible roadmap to the state of the art thinking on this enduri

Author: Roger S. Bagnall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, handbooks, handbook, papyrology
Number of Pages: 712
Published: 2009-07-27
List price: $150.00
ISBN-10: 0195178386
ISBN-13: 9780195178388

Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papy

Author: Bill Kirchner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, companions, companion, jazz
Number of Pages: 864
Published: 2005-07-14
List price: $34.95
ISBN-10: 0195183592
ISBN-13: 9780195183597

Jazz and its colorful, expansive history resonate in this unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today’s top jazz performers, writers, and scholars. Contributors include such jazz insiders as Bill Crow, Samuel A. Floyd Jr., Ted Gioia, Gene Lees, Dan Morgenstern, Gunther Schuller, Richard M. Sudhalter, and Patricia Willard. Both a reference book and an engaging read, the Companion surveys the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and Europe until the present. Along the way, each distinctive style and period is profiled by an expert in the field. Whether your prefe

Author: Philip Durkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, linguistics, guide, etymology
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 2009-09-28
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0199236518
ISBN-13: 9780199236510

This practical introduction to word history investigates every aspect of where words come from and how they change. Philip Durkin, chief etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, shows how different types of evidence can shed light on the myriad ways in which words change in form and meaning. He considers how such changes can be part of wider linguistic processes, or be influenced by a complex mixture of social and cultural factors. He illustrates every point with a wide range of fascinating examples.Dr. Durkin investigates folk etymology and other changes which words undergo in everyday u

Author: R.J.B. Bosworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, history, handbooks, fascism, handbook
Number of Pages: 640
Published: 2009-05-15
List price: $150.00
ISBN-10: 0199291314
ISBN-13: 9780199291311

The essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of distinguished scholars, combine to explore the way in which fascism is understood by contemporary scholarship, as well as pointing to areas of continuing dispute and discussion. From a focus on Italy as, chronologically at least, the ’first Fascist nation’, the contributors cover a wide range of countries, from Nazi Germany and the comparison with Soviet Communism to fascism in Yugoslavia and its successor states. The book also examines the roots of fascism before 1914 and its survival, whether in practice or in me
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