Daniel Snowman asks whether historical biography can be considered a serious contribution to history and assesses the latest trends in the field.
Daniel Snowman talks to the versatile Marxist intellectual whose recent book on the 'Short Twentieth Century' has already become a classic.
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.
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 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.