A new book attempts to answer the question: how did we reach our present state of collective knowledge?
A great deal of what passes for history might be said to be forged. This is particularly true of national histories, a subject explored in this new book.
In our series in which historians look back on the changes that have taken place in their field in the 60 years since the founding of History Today, Daniel Snowman takes a personal view of new approaches to the study of the history of culture and the arts – and of music in particular.
Daniel Snowman reviews a book by Tim Blanning
Daniel Snowman reviews a work on the relationship between British historians and those on the continent.
Opera has flourished in the United States. But how did this supposedly ‘elite’ art form become so deep-rooted in a nation devoted to popular culture and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal? Daniel Snowman explains.
Daniel Snowman reviews a book on the Nazi occupation of France.
Daniel Snowman reviews a book by Tim Blanning.
Daniel Snowman approaches two books on aspects of sexuality, including some uncomfortable reading.
Daniel Snowman gives his verdict on this history of the Promenade concerts.
Daniel Snowman analyses this weighty volume on the development of European culture.
In the twenty-eighth and final essay in this series, Daniel Snowman meets John Morrill, historian of the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and the recurrent political instability of the ‘Atlantic Archipelago’.
Daniel Snowman meets the historian of Poland, Europe and ‘The Isles’.
Daniel Snowman meets Jeremy Black, prolific chronicler of British, European and worldwide diplomatic, military, cultural and cartographic history, and much else besides.
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- Middle East
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- Early Modern
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
- Economic History
- Environmental History
- Historical Memory
- Science & Technology