The World of Paperbacks
Among new titles from OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS reference works lead the way. The first three deal with religion: Peter and Linda Murray's Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art ([pounds sterling]9.99), W. R. F. Browning's A Dictionary of the Bible ([pounds sterling]8.99) and David Farmer's Oxford Dictionary of Saints ([pounds sterling]8.99). All three are examples of great learning condensed into an accessible form. The next two volumes are concerned with history: Jan Palmowski's Oxford Dictionary of Contemporary World History ([pounds sterling]9.99), with over 2,500 entries, and John Cannon's Oxford Dictionary of British History ([pounds sterling]9.99) with some 3,600 entries: each is an example of multum in parvo and each is a welcome addition to anyone's library. The final reference work is The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories ([pounds sterling]8.99) edited by Glynnis Chantrell, a compendium of useful information about the words we use and an ideal volume for the beginner. The last new O.U.P. title is John Shepherd's highly praised, scholarly and accessible biography, George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour ([pounds sterling]21.99). From Clarendon Press we have Ittai Gradel's Emperor Worship and Roman …
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Publication information: Article title: The World of Paperbacks. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Contemporary Review. Volume: 285. Issue: 1667 Publication date: December 2004. Page number: 375+. © 1999 Contemporary Review Company Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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