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Arts and Humanities

Arts & Humanities on University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) covers subjects such as Music, Literature, and more, containing thousands of scholarly texts by the most prestigious university presses in the world. From Ancient Philosophy to Media Studies, no matter your field of study, you can find fascinating works of scholarship suited to your research and interests, all through a single, sophisticated online library.

Why not start exploring what UPSO has to offer? Cick on the below books to be taken through to a freely-available sample chapter for to read at your leisure.

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Hadrian's Wall: A Life

We'll Always Have the Movies






Our authors also write timely articles for the OUPblog on a wealth of subjects. Below are the most recent Arts & Humanities author blogs from UPSO authors on a diverse range of topics, which include an interactive map of garden palaces across Europe and Asia, and a thought-provoking reflection on Islam and modernity:

Red Fort

The garden palaces of
Europe and Asia

Discover the most breath-taking
palaces of the Eurasian landmass,
stretching from Ireland to Japan


Many forms of doing

Read about Hegel's views
on humans and the nature
of action

Islam in Saudi Arabia

Islam and the challenge
of modernity

"Contrary to popular belief,
Muslims are firmly a part of the
modern world..."


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