Peter Mandler explains how the anthropologist Margaret Mead, author of best-selling studies of ‘primitive’ peoples, became a major influence on US military thinking during the Second World War.
Global history has become a vigorous field in recent years, examining all parts of the empires of Europe and Asia and moving beyond the confines of ‘top-down’ diplomatic history, as Peter Mandler explains.
Peter Mandler gives a fairly short introduction to ‘Very Short Introductions’
Biography of the classical Oxford scholar
Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.