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    Posted: 10-May-2009 at 16:09
How are the Oxford Dictionaries on subjects like history, politics, sociology, philosophy, psychology, the classics and the like?
 
I'm just curious as I'm considering buying a a couple?
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Oxford editions, from my experience are nearly always the best value. They aren't overly expensive, are easy to get a hold of, and will give you a very good base of knowledge on the chosen subject. Where I get most use from Oxford editions, is the Oxford World Classics series, where they give you the text, a solid introduction, appendices, and an exploration of the themes, all for less then Puffin give you the text on low grade paper. So I recommend, assuredly.

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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Oxford editions, from my experience are nearly always the best value. They aren't overly expensive, are easy to get a hold of, and will give you a very good base of knowledge on the chosen subject. Where I get most use from Oxford editions, is the Oxford World Classics series, where they give you the text, a solid introduction, appendices, and an exploration of the themes, all for less then Puffin give you the text on low grade paper. So I recommend, assuredly.

 
That sounds pretty good then overall from what you are telling me,
 
Maybe I'll get them then?
 
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Yep, for what you're paying, they are easily the best imo.

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I have the Oxford Liddell and Scott Greek Lexicon middle and "Great Scott" editions.  It is the primary dictionary for ancient Greek.  Some of the pages are difficult to read because it is a reprint.  Other than that it is excellent.
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The Oxford history one is all online. Its a great introduction to most historical figures in British and Irish history, kinda like a modern version of 'who's who' of dead people.
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