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The story of Afghanistan from the 13th century until the present illuminates why the international intervention that began in 2001 failed to deliver.
A wise and readable narrative history of the United States is a reminder of how tenaciously previous generations have clung to the view that the country is the ‘last, best hope of earth’.
The role birds played in the lives – intellectual, practical, emotional and otherwise – of men and women in the ancient world.
The remarkable rise of John Lilburne.
A professionally organised covert industry satisfied the public’s demand for illicit books in the years before the French Revolution.
A master historian’s definitive study of one of the most astonishing and influential careers in English history.
A readable history of the Portuguese capital emphasises the modern at the expense of the city’s deeper past.
An increasingly powerful state was made possible by the creation of archival networks.
The life and work of the war poet and author is revealed in all its rich complexity.
A study of cultish rituals in Roman Britain reveals a cross-fertilisation of religions.