Vote: The Most Important Historian and History Book of the Past 60 Years
A week ago we asked for nominations for the most important historian and history book of the past six decades. The response was impressive, with a large and wide range of names and titles pushed forward.
Now, the time has come to vote. Click on the links below:
A quick note about the selection process: we tried to weigh the shortlist to include a range of options, based on the nominations we received. While this was easier for the list of historians, where some obvious candidates received multiple nominations, it was a little more tricky when shortlisting the top history books, due to the wide range of responses. We've listed a few of the more popular suggestions, but the list doesn't reflect the breadth of nominations we received.
As we said when we began this process last week, this isn't intended to be the definitive answer to a question for which there are many answers, but we think it is an interesting exercise in gauging the historians and history books that have proved most influential in the past six decades, and those that are likely to stand the test of time.
For the December issue of the magazine, we asked a number of historians to make their picks. The results will be published next week.
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- Early Modern
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
- Economic History
- Environmental History
- Historical Memory
- Science & Technology