Great Short Books

A Listmania! list by Richard J. Parmentier "westfield reader" (massachusetts)
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The list author says: "When challenged to present a substantive yet succinct account of their subject matter in less than 150 pages, a number of scholars have written remarkable short books. Some of these books were originally lecture series and, thus, maximize the clarity of presentation. Others represent syntheses or summaries of larger works of scholarship. And, in some cases, authors have expanded what was basically an article-length work into a tidy monograph. I don’t include in this list books that collect independent articles."
Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories (Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature) (French Edition)
1.  Lethal Love: Feminist Literary Readings of Biblical Love Stories (Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature) (French Edition) by Mieke Bal
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The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (The Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures Series)
2.  The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (The Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures Series) by Jacob Bronowski
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The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (The Haskell Lectures on History of Religions)
3.  The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (The Haskell Lectures on History of Religions) by Peter Robert Lamont Brown
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The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy
4.  The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy by Ernst Cassirer
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Art, Myth and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China
5.  Art, Myth and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China by Kwang-chih Chang
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The Riddle of Nostradamus: A Critical Dialogue (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)
6.  The Riddle of Nostradamus: A Critical Dialogue (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) by Georges Dumézil
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Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
7.  Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages
8.  Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco
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Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs (Roman Literature and its Contexts)
9.  Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs (Roman Literature and its Contexts) by D. C. Feeney
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The Enigma of Piero: Piero Della Francesca
10.  The Enigma of Piero: Piero Della Francesca by Carlo Ginzburg
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The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present
11.  The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present by Eric A. Havelock
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The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things
12.  The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things by George Kubler
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Byzantium: Revised Edition (British Museum Paperbacks)
13.  Byzantium: Revised Edition (British Museum Paperbacks) by Rowena Loverance
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Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning: Builders and Masters in the Age of Romanesque and Gothic
14.  Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning: Builders and Masters in the Age of Romanesque and Gothic by Charles Radding
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Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Canada, Origins and Options) (No 1)
15.  Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Canada, Origins and Options) (No 1) by Marshall David Sahlins
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From Topic to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages (Theory and History of Literature)
16.  From Topic to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages (Theory and History of Literature) by Eugene Vance
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The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World
17.  The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World by David Ulansey
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On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State (Princeton Classic Editions)
18.  On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State (Princeton Classic Editions) by Joseph R. Strayer
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Race Matters
19.  Race Matters by Cornel West
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Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes
20.  Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes by L. S. Vygotskiĭ
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The Many Faces of Realism (Paul Carus Lectures)
21.  The Many Faces of Realism (Paul Carus Lectures) by Hilary Putnam
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The Origins of Greek Thought
22.  The Origins of Greek Thought by Jean Pierre Vernant
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Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages
23.  Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages by Jacques Le Goff
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Six lecons sur le son et le sens (Arguments) (French Edition)
24.  Six lecons sur le son et le sens (Arguments) (French Edition) by Roman Jakobson
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Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages
25.  Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages by none
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Verse with Prose from Petronius to Dante: The Art and Scope of the Mixed Form (Carl Newell Jackson Lectures)
26.  Verse with Prose from Petronius to Dante: The Art and Scope of the Mixed Form (Carl Newell Jackson Lectures) by Peter Dronke
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The Decipherment of Linear B (Canto)
27.  The Decipherment of Linear B (Canto) by John Chadwick
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Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture
28.  Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture by Walter Burkert
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The Tremulous Private Body: Essays on Subjection (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
29.  The Tremulous Private Body: Essays on Subjection (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) by Francis Barker
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Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present (The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History)
30.  Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present (The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History) by Philippe Ariès
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The Old World and the New: 1492-1650 (Canto)
31.  The Old World and the New: 1492-1650 (Canto) by John Huxtable Elliott
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Mental Illness and Psychology
32.  Mental Illness and Psychology by Michel Foucault
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Reading The Past Linear B and Related Scripts by John Chadwick 1997 Softcover
33.  Reading The Past Linear B and Related Scripts by John Chadwick 1997 Softcover by John Chadwick
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Metaphysical Song
34.  Metaphysical Song by Gary Tomlinson
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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Revised Edition
35.  Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Revised Edition by Benedict Anderson
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Rousseau, Kant and Goethe
36.  Rousseau, Kant and Goethe by Ernst Cassirer
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Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science)
37.  Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science) by Allen G. Debus
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The Rise of Universities (Foundations of Higher Education)
38.  The Rise of Universities (Foundations of Higher Education) by Charles Homer Haskins
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An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Phoenix Books)
39.  An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Phoenix Books) by Edward H. Levi
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Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism
40.  Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism by Erwin Panofsky
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