Past Masters (book series)

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Dante by George Holmes, 1980.

Past Masters is an Oxford University Press book series published from 1980. The series aims to provide a brief introduction to the ideas and beliefs of important thinkers from the past.[1] A number of the books were subsequently republished in the Oxford Very Short Introductions series which began to replace the Past Masters series from around 1995.

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Note: This list may not be complete. ISBNs given refer mainly to the paperback editions.



*Also published as a Very Short Introduction.


  1. ^ Past Masters Oxford University Press USA. Retrieved 20 March 2015.