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Daniel Snowman

Daniel Snowman asks whether historical biography can be considered a serious contribution to history and assesses the latest trends in the field.

Historically, power has been related to the search for information and the capacity to coordinate, depict, control and make practical use of it.

How far did artists in the Second World War support the war effort of their respective nations and perhaps become a propaganda arm of those fighting it – and did the quality of their art necessarily suffer as a result?

Daniel Snowman talks to the versatile Marxist intellectual whose recent book on the 'Short Twentieth Century' has already become a classic.

Daniel Snowman surveys four recent books that look at the impact of antisemitism on Jewish cultural identity during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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.
In his latest article about today’s historians, Daniel Snowman meets the creator of some of the finest TV history programmes, including Auschwitz, currently being shown on BBC2.
Daniel Snowman profiles the historian of War, Finance, Empire and ‘Virtual’ History.
Daniel Snowman has been tracking down what Britain’s ‘Historic Heritage’ means to some of those in charge of it.
Daniel Snowman on a new title which looks at the boom in history, in television and film, newspapers and radio.

Daniel Snowman meets the celebrated telly-don and historian of 17th-century Holland, 18th-century France and America, all of British history and much else besides.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of 18th-century British art, culture, commerce, consumption – and a sensational murder.
Daniel Snowman meets the historian of Germany, defender of history and expert witness in the Irving trial.
Daniel Snowman assesses a new book looking at ‘modernism’ and ‘postmodernism’.
In the 20th article in his quarterly series about today’s historians, Daniel Snowman meets the Renaissance and Shakespeare scholar, historian of science and biographer of Erasmus, Bacon, Wren and Hooke.
Daniel Snowman meets the historian of Columbus, Barcelona, the Millennium, Truth, Civilisations, Food and the Americas.

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