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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-May-2009 at 16:12
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-May-2009 at 16:21
Originally posted by Dolphin

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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-May-2009 at 20:20
Yep, for what you're paying, they are easily the best imo.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-May-2009 at 02:53
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-May-2009 at 15:03
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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The grammar section of the Oxford dictionary is excellent. There are details about prepositions, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2016 at 08:53
Originally posted by Dolphin

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.


I totally agree with you! When I have a word that i don`t know, I look at oxford dictionary. I like the freedictionaty, as well.
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