An ambitious book outlines the circumstances in which history was produced, the objects it was intended to serve and the changing forms it took.
By R.I. Moore | Posted Tue 7th May, 12:05
A new book on the battle is full of "contortions, omissions, misconceptions, mistakes and absurdities", argues Marc Morris.
By Marc Morris | Posted Thu 2nd May, 10:40
How the Third Reich used Leonardo, Shakespeare, Martin Luther and others to bring a veneer of intellectual credibility to underpin its ideology.
By Erik Levi | Posted Mon 29th April, 10:12
We label Oliver Cromwell as a Roundhead and Prince Rupert as a Cavalier, but what of the conscripts who fought on both sides?
By Philip Baker | Posted Wed 24th April, 11:04
The psychic life of a nation told through private grief.
By Sally Alexander | Posted Thu 18th April, 14:23
A new book shines a fresh light on the famous sea battles of the era of Nelson and Napoleon.
By David Cordingly | Posted Wed 17th April, 09:05
William Dalrymple's account of the first Anglo-Afghan war misses the big picture, argues David Loyn.
By David Loyn | Posted Mon 15th April, 10:39
A thoughtful re-assessment of ethnic relations in Lusophone countries from Brazil to East Timor.
By Gabriel Paquette | Posted Thu 11th April, 13:19
A book that attempts to explain why Anglo-Americans have been so committed to international co-operation disappoints.
By Dan Plesch | Posted Thu 11th April, 12:00
The wartime role of Britain's black servicemen and women.
By David Killingray | Posted Wed 10th April, 10:09
A vast study of the cultural exchanges across the Atlantic between 1250 and 1820.
By Peter Burke | Posted Thu 4th April, 11:08
The latest book by David Cannadine is a discussion of the interpretation of history, and an attempt to justify the discipline to the world.
By Hugh Brogan | Posted Wed 3rd April, 12:30
A new book covers Egypt's intervention in Yemen, and how it led to the Six-Day War.
By Laura james | Posted Thu 28th March, 13:15
A new book sheds new light on a scandal that marked the moment when deference died and post-Victorian Britain was born.
By Richard Weight | Posted Wed 20th March, 11:02
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