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An idiosyncratic introduction to the Classical world will delight the Oscar-winning scriptwriter’s many admirers, but perhaps not newcomers.
A fascinating, multi-authored study seeks to make sense of a momentous, tragic year.
Henry VIII’s granddaughter survived numerous scandals, family tragedy and seven monarchs.
The story of the skull of a victim of the Indian Uprising of 1857 raises profound questions about imperialism.
A meticulously researched, beautifully written biography of Julius Caesar’s high-minded assassin.
The function, history and symbolism of the menorah from deep antiquity to its use as the emblem of the state of Israel.
A visually arresting look at the minutiae of centuries of everyday Jewish life.
An analytical view of the traumatic Partition offers fresh perspectives on the devastating human cost.
An invigorating take on the Cold War reveals the views of Russian scientists, politicians and senior military figures.
A microhistory offers new insights into the creation of the Royal Society amid the intellectual brilliance of Restoration England.