Books published by Oxford University Press


Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 2019 | 368 pages
The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil.  More Info

The Information-Literate Historian

Oxford University Press, USA | May 31, 2018 | 352 pages
The Information-Literate Historian is the only book specifically designed to teach today's history students how to successfully select and use sources--primary, secondary, and electronic--to carry out and present their research. Expanded and updated, the third edition of The Information-Literate... More Info

Eric Hobsbawm

Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 2019 | 756 pages
"This biography of Eric Hobsbawm offers new insight into one of the most influential intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at 14 in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he experienced the full... More Info

The Trial of the Kaiser

Oxford University Press, USA | October 31, 2018 | 432 pages
In the immediate aftermath of the armistice that ended the First World War, the Allied nations of Britain, France, and Italy agreed to put the fallen German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial, in what would be the first ever international criminal tribunal. In Britain, Lloyd George campaigned for... More Info

Minds Behind the Brain

Oxford University Press | December 30, 2004 | 364 pages
Traces the study of the brain from the ancient Egyptians, through the classical world of Hippocrates, the time of Descartes, and the era of Broca, to modern researchers such as Sperry, and examines their sources and tools.  More Info


Oxford University Press | February 1, 2017 | 136 pages
Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse phenomena. What is populism really? Who are the... More Info

International Human Rights Law

Oxford University Press | January 3, 2018 | 472 pages
Illustrating the scope of this fascinating and wide-reaching subject to the student, this clear and concise text gives a broad introduction to international human rights law. Coverage includes regional systems of protection, the role of the UN, and a variety of substantive rights. The author... More Info

Epistemology, Logic and Grammar in Indian Philosophical Analysis

Oxford University Press, USA | June 25, 2015 | 168 pages
This landmark classic marks the beginning of a new approach to Indian philosophy. While older approaches were born from the assumption that critical thinking was unknown to the East and all philosophical endeavor was assumed to be a manifestation of religious doctrine or a form of mysticism,... More Info

Guide to Canadian English Usage

Oxford University Press Canada | August 18, 2019 | 651 pages
The complexities of the English language can be daunting for even the most fluent speakers, and for Canadians this is doubly so with the mixture of British and American traditions. Almost anyone engaged in formal writing will sometimes need to consult a usage guide for advice, but Canadians have... More Info

Why David Sometimes Wins

Oxford University Press | September 30, 2010 | 368 pages
Why David Sometimes Wins tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, Ganz illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise... More Info

No Shortcuts

Oxford University Press, USA | April 1, 2018 | 280 pages
The crisis of the progressive movement is so evident that nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of its basic assumptions is required. Today's progressives now work for professional organizations more comfortable with the inside game in Washington DC (and capitols throughout the West), where... More Info

Down Girl

Oxford University Press | October 15, 2017 | 368 pages
Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny inpublic... More Info

Human Geography

Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 2019 | 584 pages
"Human Geography explores how human behaviour affects the earth's surface, initiating a process of discovery that engages with subjects such as globalization, politics, biology, economics, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, and climate change. Illustrated with a well-balanced mix of... More Info

The Maculate Muse

Oxford University Press on Demand | August 18, 1991 | 267 pages
The pervasive and unrestrained use of obscenity has long been acknowledged as a major feature of fifth-century Attic Comedy; no other Western art form relies so heavily on the sexual and scatological dimensions of language. This acclaimed book, now in a new edition, offers both a comprehensive... More Info

Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Oxford University Press | July 14, 2011 | 123 pages
Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and... More Info

Taliban Narratives

Oxford University Press | February 1, 2018 | 336 pages
Why has the Taliban been so much more effective in presenting messages that resonate with the Afghan population than the United States, the Afghan government and their allies? This book, based on years of field research and the assessment of hundreds of original source materials, examines the... More Info

The Sacred Willow

Oxford University Press | August 18, 2019 | 544 pages
"A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family. Beginning with her great-grandfather, who rose from rural poverty to become an influential landowner,... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 1982 | 366 pages
Refuting the accepted belief that mathematics is exact and infallible, the author examines the development of conflicting concepts of mathematics and their implications for the physical, applied, social, and computer sciences  More Info

Social Work Practice with Families, Second Edition

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2013 | 448 pages
Mary Van Hook's Social Work Practice with Families is a useful guide to family therapy with a strengths-based perspective that focuses on families' vitality and capacity to thrive. The book explores resiliency as an empirically grounded framework with which to conduct assessments with families... More Info

Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

Oxford University Press, USA | November 26, 2015 | 288 pages
How do modern Muslims' attitudes to marital violence and patriarchy relate to the Islamic tradition? In recent years, discussion regarding the interpretation of the Qur'an has become highly controversial. Especially contentious is passage 4:34, which covers the legitimacy of marital violence and... More Info

Making Sense

Oxford University Press | August 18, 2019 | 240 pages
In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children and adults alike. Explaining... More Info

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

Oxford University Press | April 1, 2015 | 770 pages
This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology,... More Info

On Monsters

Oxford University Press | September 1, 2011 | 368 pages
Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.  More Info

The Karamazov Brothers

Oxford University Press | June 12, 2008 | 1012 pages
Dostoevsky's last novel, The Karamazov Brothers is a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. Full of memorable characters and their eloquent voices, and reverberating with deeply felt ideas, the power and impetus of the novel is fully realized in this new translation.  More Info

Jihad and Co.

Oxford University Press | August 18, 2019 | 272 pages
The rise of militant jihadist groups is one of the greatest international security crises in the world today. In civil wars across the modern Muslim world, Islamist groups have emerged out of the ashes, surged dramatically to power, and routed their rivals on the battlefield.  More Info

The Craft of Lymmyng and the Maner of Steynyng

Oxford University Press, USA | September 15, 2016 | 375 pages
This volume contains a collection of new editions of all the known fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Middle English technical recipes for painters, strainers, scribes, illuminators, and dyers, written c. 1300-1500. Most are previously unpublished and many are previously unknown. The collection... More Info

The Nicomachean Ethics

Oxford University Press | June 11, 2009 | 277 pages
In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and... More Info

Visions of the Heart

Oxford University Press, USA | February 4, 2016 | 464 pages
Visions of the Heart is a contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues involving Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This thought-provoking collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country to explore the relationshipsbetween... More Info

Learning Capoeira

Oxford University Press, USA | March 3, 2005 | 272 pages
Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art is a provocative look at capoeira, a demanding acrobatic art that combines dance, ritual, music, and fighting style. First created by slaves, freedmen, and gang members, capoeira is a study in contrasts that integrates... More Info


Oxford University Press | April 17, 2008 | 475 pages
A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.  More Info

Second Treatise of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

Oxford University Press | June 9, 2016 | 240 pages
'Man being perfect freedom...hath by nature a preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate.' Locke's Second Treatise of Government (1689) is one of the great classics of political philosophy, widely regarded as the foundational text of modern liberalism. In it... More Info

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 2019 | 547 pages
Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.  More Info

The Wild Ass's Skin

Oxford University Press | June 14, 2012 | 252 pages
A young man, in despair over gambling debts, buys a magical animal skin that grants his every wish but hastens its owner's death in the process. Balzac's compelling tale is here presented in an exuberant new translation, with an illuminating introduction and notes.  More Info

The Politics

Oxford University Press | February 26, 2009 | 423 pages
Aristotle's Politics is one of the most influential works in the history of political thought. It is still essential reading for students of politics and for anyone seriously interested in the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. For this edition Sir Ernest Barker's fine... More Info

A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

Oxford University Press | April 12, 2012 | 218 pages
This new translation includes Kafka's two published collections, A Country Doctor and A Hunger Artist with other, uncollected stories, aphorisms, and parables that have become part of the Kafka canon. Enigmatic, satirical, often bleakly humorous, the stories meditate on art and artists and the... More Info

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Oxford University Press | July 9, 2009 | 146 pages
For the 125th anniversary of Kafka's birth comes an astonishing new translation of his best-known stories, in a spectacular graphic package.  More Info

What Does it All Mean?

Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 1987 | 101 pages
Discusses knowledge, the mind-body problem, meaning, free will, ethics, justice, and death  More Info

The Logical Must

Oxford University Press, USA | August 18, 2019 | 135 pages
"Maddy's short monograph looks at Wittgenstein's philosophy of logic, from the perspective of the form of naturalism that she calls "second philosophy." That view takes an empirical approach to logical truth -- essentially arguing that if philosophers want to understand the world, they should start... More Info


Oxford University Press | February 12, 2016 | 960 pages
Orthodox economics operates within a hypothesized world of perfect competition in which perfect consumers and firms act to bring about supposedly optimal outcomes. The discrepancies between this model and the reality it claims to address are then attributed to particular imperfections in reality... More Info

The Death of Expertise

Oxford University Press | August 18, 2019 | 272 pages
The rise of the internet and other technology has made information more easily-accessible than ever before. While this has had the positive effect of equalizing access to knowledge, it also has lowered the bar on what depth of knowledge is required to consider oneself an "expert." A cult... More Info

The Econocracy

Oxford University Press | January 10, 2016 | 224 pages
One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought... More Info

How Change Happens

Oxford University Press | October 27, 2016 | 192 pages
Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on... More Info

Preludes to Pragmatism

Oxford University Press | November 29, 2012 | 424 pages
In these essays, distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher argues for a reconstruction of philosophy along the lines of classical Pragmatism  More Info

Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Oxford University Press | October 21, 2016 | 296 pages
The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked the world with its devastation and its rapid migration to multiple continents. As the systems meant to respond to this sort of epidemic failed, the disease exposed not just weaknesses in international infectious disease surveillance and... More Info

International Human Rights

Oxford University Press | October 4, 2012 | 1580 pages
"The successor to International human rights in context: law, politics and morals."  More Info


Oxford University Press on Demand | August 18, 1999 | 503 pages
We now possess both the language and the cultural temerity to discuss sexuality as straightforwardly as we like, and with a frankness that would have shocked people a few decades ago. It now seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfilment, although that... More Info

Moral Understandings

Oxford University Press | September 13, 2007 | 306 pages
Walker's book proposes a view of morality and an approach to ethical theory which uses the critical insights of feminism and race theory to rethink the epistemological and moral position of the ethical theorist, and how moral theory is inescapably shaped by culture and history. This second, revised... More Info

A Dictionary of Statistics 3e

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2014 | 488 pages
This wide-ranging dictionary covers over 2,300 statistical terms in accessible, jargon-free language. All existing entries and web links have been revised and updated to ensure that the content is as relevant as possible. An indispensable reference work for any students or professionals who come... More Info

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | February 23, 2012 | 123 pages
In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic... More Info

The View From Nowhere

Oxford University Press | February 9, 1989 | 244 pages
Discusses the mind-body problem, knowledge, personal identity, free will, ethics, death, reality, values, and the meaning of life.  More Info