Books published by OUP Oxford

The Homeric Hymns

OUP Oxford | November 13, 2008 | 192 pages
The Homeric Hymns honour the Greek gods. They are called 'Homeric' because the ancients attributed them to Homer; it is now accepted that they were composed by later poets working in the same tradition. Four of them stand out by reason of their length and quality: Hymns 2-5, in honour of Demeter,... More Info

Daphnis and Chloe

OUP Oxford | May 28, 2009 | 144 pages
Longus' romance tells the story of two teenagers, who love each other but do not know how to make love. Divine presences mingle with peasant life in this colourful story of the mystery of love and sexual initiation. Ronald McCail's new translation is immensely readable and does full justice to one... More Info

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

OUP Oxford | June 26, 2003 | 160 pages
This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically... More Info

Islam: A Very Short Introduction

OUP Oxford | January 26, 2012 | 200 pages
Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us... More Info

Candide and Other Stories

OUP Oxford | April 17, 2008 | 352 pages
Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's 'philosophical tales', in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. This edition includes four other prose tales - Micromegas, Zadig, The IngĂȘnu, and The White Bull - and a verse tale based on Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale,:... More Info

Apartheid, 1948-1994

OUP Oxford | May 1, 2014 | 328 pages
This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.  More Info

Defending the Axioms

OUP Oxford | March 1, 2013 | 162 pages
Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs must begin somewhere, from some fundamental assumptions. The axioms of set theory have long played this role, so the question of how they are properly judged is of central importance. Maddy discusses the appropriate methods for such evaluations and the... More Info

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

OUP Oxford | September 11, 2008 | 704 pages
Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to arouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life.... More Info

The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations

OUP Oxford | July 14, 2011 | 264 pages
Every organism has visible, macroscopic traits that represented dramatic, transformative innovations when they first arose, changing not only organismal lifestyles, but also the future evolutionary path of life. This book provides the first major synthesis of existing knowledge that will form the... More Info

Fundamentalism:The Search For Meaning

OUP Oxford | March 24, 2005 | 260 pages
Since the end of the Cold War fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace and prosperity, a concern that was exacerbated by the events of 9/11, and the 'War against Terrorism'.But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in... More Info