Reviews

President Sukarno authorising Major General Suharto to restore public order, 11 March 1966,

The story of Indonesia’s anti-Communist coup, the rise to power of a pro-western regime and its murderous aftermath.

Kore 674, Archaic period marble statue from the Acropolis, Athens.

A reconsideration of our complicated relationship with ancient Greece, questioning how we view it through the lens of the 18th century.

General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940 in the recording studio of the BBC at Broadcasting House, London.

From de Gaulle’s call to arms against Vichy France to Liberation four years later.

The reasons for the brevity of the Latin presence in the 12th-century Eastern Mediterranean.

Combining grand narrative with vignettes of private lives and long-forgotten events, the last 500 years of Jewish life are told by a consummate master of his craft.

Liberty Leading the People, 30 July 1830, by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), painted 1830-31.

A lucid, entertaining history of France and its cultural contribution by an accomplished master of the grand narrative.

Miranda, Prospero and Ariel from The Tempest.

Two fascinating, in-depth studies look, respectively, at representations of the Bard as a historical character and perceptions of his originality and reputation.

An open-work ivory panel of a human-headed sphinx, c.900-700 BC, found at Fort Shalmaneser in northern Iraq.

An authoritative and engaging new study questions whether this Eastern Mediterranean culture had a homogeneous language or cultural heritage.

Vadim Kozin.

Despite the difficulties in accessing official archival sources, the history of homophobic persecution in Russia is covered convincingly in this study.

Ferdinand Columbus.

The second son of Christopher Columbus amassed one of the greatest collections of books and prints of the Renaissance.