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Felix Barker describes a new museum at the Sidneys of Penshurst stately home in Kent.

Penelope Johnston on feelings of pride in North America.

Edited by Glyndwr Williams and Alan Frost

Mass Communication and the Cultivated Mind in Britain between the Wars

Peter Burley looks at how changing times and political climates are echoed in the 20th-century's view of the Revolution on film.

Damien Gregory on the use of Fort Nelson over Portsmouth, a fort known as a fine example of Victorian military architecture.

by Ira M. Lapidus

The Middle Ages

by Lord Longford, with an introduction by Elizabeth Longford

Was Bruce as patriotic or as harmonious in his relationship with Wallace as the view of historical romance has handed down? Andrew Fisher investigates the meaning...

The partnership of man and horse on the land goes back a long time, but, as John Langdon shows, it was not until after the Conquest that the horse really began to...

'I speak of the Golden-Vale, the Lombardy of Herefordshire, the Garden of the Old Gallants, and Paradice of the backside of the Principallitie', wrote Rowland...

David Thompson on the labour movement and an educational reformer and founder of the WEA.

Charlemagne may have been the first Holy Roman Emperor but what did he do to dispel the 'Dark Ages'? Mary Alberi looks at the work of his leading court...

Three new books on urban history and industrialisation on both sides of the Atlantic

There is nothing new in the practice of terrorism through hostage taking. Gregor Dallas traces its roots to the events in Paris during the Spring of 1871 when the...

A look into the long-lastng links between Britain and Holland forged during the war.

Conservation awards

Rowan Williams examines the career of the 2nd-century theologian whose powerful and idiosyncratic vision illuminates the tensions and development of the early...

by Robert H. Ferrell and Richard Natkiel

Art, Leisure and Parisian Society

Paul Dukes on the development of the White House and the Kremlin.

Ann Hills on the salvation of Undercliffe Cemetery, a Victorian necropolis

The role of espionage, the Cypher schools and Bletchley Park

Commentators have tended to play down the importance of London as a business and industrial centre since 1500, argues Theo Barker, and in the process have...

Alexander Kazhdan considers the influence of totalitarianism and meritocracy in the Byzantine empire – and its relationship to the growth of the Russian and other...

by G. L. Harriss, a study of Lancastrian ascendancy and decline

An English cricket team set out on a goodwill visit to Paris in the turbulent summer of 1789. But the proposed tour never took place. Overtaken by events, it...

The campaign to preserve the Battle of Naseby site in Northamptonshire, a pivotal moment in the English Civil War.

The Road From Revolution, 1949-1989

An Intellectual History of Urban Planning in the Twentieth Century

General Editor, Emory Elliott

Damien Gregory investigates the debate over the proposed excavation of the Elizabeth Rose Theatre.

Michael Dillon looks at the little-known and less appreciated activities of a trader class that provided a solid base for the prosperity the Ming and Qing Chinese...

by Ramsay MacMullen

Peter Parker describes the difficulties in writing historical biographies and his effort on writer and editor J.R. Ackerley.

by J.D. Hargreaves

He may have crystallised our image of the Victorian Christmas, but is there a Dickens for all our seasons? Raphael Samuel embarks on an investigation of how film and...

Francis Robinson reviews two new books on Islam

Alan Thomas takes a look Samuel Plimsoll, the nineteenth century reformer who left his mark on ships all over the world.

Tony Aldous on the restoration of a mansion of an outstanding early 18th-century Scottish architect.

The current state of history teaching

Two biographies on the 18th-century historian by Roy Porter and Patricia B. Craddock

by Michael Prestwich

Paris' most famous landmark turned 100 years old in 1989. But, as Jean-Pierre Navailles relates, the plans raised a storm of protest at the time directed against '...

William Bird looks at how American business and commerce turned to the techniques of advertising and Hollywood to extol the merits of capitalism and free...

John Benson on the history of attempting to encourage people into self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Neil Dalton discusses the historic separation of the legal profession

Paul Preston reviews a book which outlines the efforts of the Italian state to destroy the criminal organisations of the south

Two new titles discussing law in the 19th-century Mediterranean

New publications on early modern France

Yuri Afanasyev, one of the leading popular advocates of the revaluation of domestic and world history in the Soviet Union, takes his argument further, in an...

'Sweet' Polly Oliver went to war to be with her lover, but there were many women for whom military life was an end in itself. Julie Wheelwright uncovers the career...

Roy Macnab examines the ongoing debate on the two Frances of 1940 – epitomized on the one side by Petain and de Gaulle on the other – in the light of an heroic...

by David Abulafia

200 years on, the 'inferior endorsements' that Washington brought to the first Presidential inauguration can be seen, Esmond Wright argues, as extraordinarily...

A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich

Recent books on the French Revolution.

Ann Hills explains Scotland's cultural initiatives revolving around the famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

'Am I just a crook to compromise in order to get the job done? You judge it, I can't'. Alonzo Hamby traces the web of influences from his boyhood in a Mid-West...

Ann Hills explores the Yemen Arab Republic's unique historic capital.

Two scholarly monographs on 15th-century father and son

David Stephens discerns an undercurrent of social protest and complaint beneath the usual exuberance of the bagpiper in medieval art.

Robert Waller on the history, dangers and importance of opinion polls.

Will glasnost affect the view of non-Russian history in the Soviet Union? Thomas Prymak looks at Michael Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and nationalist whose...

Simon Barclay on the archaeological discovery of a Charles II artillery fort

Aram Bakshian Jr. and Geoffrey D. Schad look at the Indian state of Hyderabad from the 18th century to the last days of the British Raj, and at its rulers who...

by Robert L. Herbert

New titles on the history of India

Edmund S. Morgan, the Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America

Two books on Italian Fascism and racism

George Holmes reviews a new book by Denys Hay and John Law

by Austen Morgan

A new title exploring Sex, Saints, and Government in the Middle Ages

Immigration and British Society, 1871-1971

Biographies on a literary and an architectural figure from the 17th and 18th-centuries.

by Ian Ker

Essays presented to Sir Geoffrey Elton, Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge, on the occasion of his retirement

Michael Houses looks at the grievances and history of the troubled Middle East country.

'A life of action and constant fidelity to a set of ideas': Max Beloff takes a fresh look at the career of Leo Amery with the publication of the latter's second...

Clare Thomson on the pace of change in the Baltic States.

New local history publications.

Richard Cavendish visits an organisation devoted to the maps and plans of the capital's past.

Oswald and Margaret Dilke discuss the work of the cartographer-cum-Crusade-propagandist Marin Sanudo, who used his work to urge on a 14th-century initiative to...

by Christine Weightman

Ann Hills explores long-term excavations on the ancient Central American civilisation.

Hugh David on Victoriana and Tony Benn

Hugh David on 1789 and 1939 on the air.

A Volume of Omissions in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Searching for the truth about the infamous mutiny

Ann Hills on the European links in the largest Central American country

A range of paperback titles focusing on Late Antiquity.

The history of Magic... The Murdered Magicians: The Templars and their Myth Peter Partner – Crucible, 1981 Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and...

The latest paperbacks on mid-17th century England

Various publications on the First World War

New books on British Liberalism

Renaissance and Reformation in European society

Society and religion in early modern England.

Christopher Elrington on the work of the Victoria County History

Paul Cartledge explores three publications on Ancient Greece

Edited by Raphael Samuel

Two new publications on the history of sport

Bernard Porter on espionage, past and present.

Homes for heroes? Gertrude Prescott Nuding argues that the inspiration behind and debates over the founding of Britain's National Portrait Gallery reveal the...

A country divided, degenerate and in cultural decline? Robert Oresko examines the changing views historians are developing of Italy between the sixteenth and...

New titles on the French Revolution

The Making of Eastern Europe

Two new titles on American post-war history.

Rosemary O'Day explains how a reinvestigation of the data collected by a pioneer social scientist is shedding new light on the lifestyles of Victorian London....

Longevity, not magnanimity, was the hallmark of the victorious Franco. Paul Preston reviews the legacies of the Civil War in the Spain the General ruled for nearly...

Reflections and elaborations on the work of Christopher Hill and a book by J. T. Cliffe

Charles Giry-Deloison reviews a book by Rosemary Horrox.

Two new titles

The 150 years of Royal Shows in Britain cast useful light on the changing relationship between man and the countryside and the love-hate relationship of farming and...

Sarah Jane Evans investigates some new books set in Ancient Rome.

Donald Weinstein examines the career and context of the extraordinary millenarian friar who held a puritanical sway over Renaissance Florence in the last decade of...

Alan I. Maccines reviews a book edited by Roger A. Mason and a political biography by Julia Buckroyd.

David Braund reviews a book on the Roman military.

Recently published books on sex and sexuality during the Enlightenment

Richard Wilson reviews a book on Shakespeare.

Tony Aldous examines the restoration of Morecambe’s winter gardens.

Rosemary Burton observes new plans for museums.

With Easter near we present some of the most intriguing history and travel books and holidays that will shortly be available. Whether the destination is Avebury or...

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill, Christopher Holdsworth and Janet L. Nelson

Paul Slack reviews a book on politics and religion early modern England.

Tony Aldous investigates a reconstructed 1694 column near Covent Garden.

An exploration of the heroic period of 17th-century Sweden through a new Royal Academy exhibition.

by John Romer

To export the Revolution's benefits across Europe was the early hope of the French - but the unenthusiastic response from the liberated peoples rapidly soured the...

Jonathan Clark probes the anti-Catholic actions and millenarian rhetoric of 18th-century America, challenging the assumption that 1776 was solely a product of...

Service and Upward Mobility in Angevin England.

by Lynn F. Pearson

'For sale, our tyrant King! Five shillings and you can string him up'. Mark Greengrass probes the motives behind and reaction to the murder of France's last Valois...

Dick Wilson explores the enigma of the Chinese Communist leader and premier.

Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity

by Sir Penderel Moon

by Hugh Kearney

Ann Hills on a major new appeal to aid a School famous for its archaeology and exhibitions.

Two new works on the successor state to the Roman empire

Volume One, The Making Of An Historian. Volume Two, The American Experience

Aram Bakshian on the historic tensions of Islam and secular nationalism

by Alan Sked; and by Robert Pynsent

John Crossland looks at the Dock Strike that succeeded in 1889.

Works on the Sabbath in early modern England

Two new works on family history

Palestinian revolt - not in Israel today but under the British mandate fifty years ago. Charles Townshend traces its impact and discusses its character.

by Barbara Tuchman

A Portrait of Bohemian Society, 1900-1955

by Robert I Rotberg

The philosophe may have laid the egg, but was the bird hatched of a different breed? Maurice Cranston discusses the intellectual origins and development...

Bill Fisherman reviews a new title on the momentous strike of 1889.

Essays on the symbolic representation, design and use of past environments

A state in place or a state of mind? Soviet historian Sergei Averintsev considers the claims on universality and divine legitimacy made by the Russia of the Tsars in...

Bodily mutation and mortification in religion and folklore, by Piero Camporesi

Oxford and Cambridge to c.1500

by Christopher N.L. Brooke

In the Middle Ages mill-owning was a sound investment and led to the invention of the windmill but, as Richard Holt points out, these halcyon times were of short...

Two new titles

Two new titles

Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800

Dymphna Byrne examines startling new archaeological finds in the city of Lincoln

Edited by George Holmes

Ian Seymour looks at the involvement of Elizabeth I's astrologer in matters of state, and his diplomatic intrigues on the Continent on the eve of the Armada.


The Stadholders of the Dutch Republic

by Peter Quennell

Russia and the Allies 1917-1920, volume 2, March-November 1918

Two publications on the English State around the turn of the 18th century

Ann Hills recounts the development proposals on an American Civil War battlefield site

A tale of kidnapped Africans and an abortive trading voyage casts light on the uneasy relationship between conscience and commerce in New England argues Larry Gragg...

Pamela Tudor-Craig tours the cathedrals of the Kremlin

Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages

Angela Morgan describes Ukrainian archaeological and artistic treasures

New works by John Guy and Jasper Ridley

Despite the later conflicts between Church and Revolution, Nigel Aston argues that the majority of France's churchmen in 1789 were keen for reform and eager for...

On the 50th anniversary of the end of Spanish Civil War, Michael Alpert chronicles the ebb and flow of battle between Republican and Nationalists.

John M. MacKenzie looks at a legendary railway station.

Ben Shephard examines the comparisons between American Vietnam veterans and Soviets who served in Afghanistan

Olwen Hufton chronicles the varied but influential voices of feminine awareness that intervened, often decisively and despite male misgivings, in the course of the...

Captain Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific, by Lynne Withey

In the light of genetic engineering today, Nicholas Russell explores how the thoroughbred racehorse has changed in history.

New titles focusing on the British government and civil service

Peter Beck looks back on the importance of Argentina's history.

Divided, outmanned and lacking international support – Paul Heywood argues the wonder was not that the Republic lost to Franco, but that it held out for so long.

In the years after the First World War, aviation became the most exciting form of transport, the spirit of a new age; but for French women, as Sian Reynolds...

Annette Bingham on digging up the past in the United Arab Emirates.

Linda Pollock questions the assumption that younger brothers in the 16th and 17th-centuries were automatically stifled and frustrated, impotent in the family pecking...

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