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HISTORY 2014 Yale University Press



Ancient & Medieval Britain

1–2, 4

Medieval Europe


Medieval Middle East

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Yale English Monarchs


Early Modern Britain


Modern Britain Early Modern Europe

New Hardback Highlights

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Modern Europe

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Russia 20–21 World War I & II The Middle East Jewish History Atlantic History

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Africa 27 Latin America


Asia 28–29 Global History International History Economic History Ancient History & Archaeology Cultural History

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Historiography 33 History of Science America Index & Order Form

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ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL BRITAIN Pagan Britain Ronald Hutton In this enthralling account of paganism in Britain from the Palaeolithic Age to the arrival of Christianity, the author explores new evidence concerning pagan beliefs and rituals and the meanings of such sacred sites as Stonehenge and Avebury. ‘This magisterial synthesis of archaeology, history, anthropology and folklore traces religious belief in Britain from the emergence of modern humans to the conversion to Christianity.’ – Jonathan Eaton, Times Higher Education Supplement ‘A thoughtful critique of how historians and archaeologists often interpret ruins and relics to suit changing ideas about religion and nationhood.’ – The Economist ‘At last, a balanced, well-written and original review of Britain’s pre-Christian religions that treats the complex and enduring legacy of prehistory with due respect. It is also full of unexpected insights. A delight.’ – Francis Pryor 2013 496 pp. 103 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19771-6 £25.00*

Blood and Mistletoe The History of the Druids in Britain Ronald Hutton Crushed by the Romans in the first century A.D., the ancient Druids of Britain left almost no reliable evidence behind. This captivating book by a world expert examines what is known of the Druids, then explores how and why they have been repeatedly reinvented to play varying roles in English, Scottish and Welsh history. ‘This book is a tour de force: surely the definitive work on our perception of the Druids.’ – David V. Barrett, Independent 2011 492 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17085-6 £18.99*

The True History of Merlin the Magician Anne LawrenceMathers Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was made famous by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century. Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was believed to be and what he has meant to Britain. ‘Lawrence-Mathers wears her considerable learning lightly and the text is both easy to read and fascinating.’ – Steve Moore, Fortean Times 2012 256 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14489-5 £25.00*

The AngloSaxon World

the Battle of Hastings), the Anglo-Saxon era lays legitimate claim to having been one of the most important in Western history.

Nicholas J. Higham and Martin J. Ryan

‘Full of fresh and original insights, and a delight to peruse, with informative maps and rich illustrations, this is a thought-provoking account that will be of value to specialists but accessible to the much wider range of readers who are fascinated by this formative period in British history. You could hardly have a better, more timely, and more attractive demonstration of why the Anglo-Saxons still matter to us.’ – Michael Wood, author of In Search of the Dark Ages

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide ranging as historical genetics, palaeobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history and numismatics. The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies and other illustrations. The Anglo-Saxon period witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity and the development of the English language. With an extraordinary cast of characters (Alfred the Great, the Venerable Bede, King Cnut), a long list of artistic and cultural achievements (Beowulf, the Sutton Hoo ship-burial finds, the Bayeux Tapestry), and multiple dramatic events (the Viking invasions,

‘Whether you want an accessible introduction to all things Anglo-Saxon, a thorough refresher of key points, or a reliably comprehensive reference tool to dip into, this is a wonderful book.’ – Current Archaeology ‘Higham and Ryan have managed to write a tome that provides a thorough introduction to the complexities of the ‘Anglo-Saxon world’ at a level that will challenge and stimulate informed readers while introducing those new to the subject to what makes it so fascinating.’ – Ryan Lavelle, BBC History Magazine 2013 496 pp. 100 colour illus., 40 line drawings, 60 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-12534-4 £30.00*

The English Castle

The Wars of the Roses

1066–1650 John Goodall

Michael Hicks

This compellingly written and lavishly illustrated volume explores the architecture of England’s castles over six centuries. It brings to life their history and describes the changing role of these buildings in warfare, politics, domestic living and governance. ‘Majestic in scale and sumptuously produced, it is an authority that scholars will consult for generations.’ – Clive Aslet, Sunday Telegraph ‘Scholarly and sumptuous in equal measure, John Goodall’s survey of the long history of the English castle is probably the finest ever produced, and unlikely to be surpassed.’ – Paul Stamper, British Archaeology ‘John Goodall’s impressive new book offers the fullest and most authoritative account to date of castle history … This is a superb book, beautifully produced and illustrated.’ – Nigel Saul, History Today ‘A magnificent achievement, likely to become the standard and certainly the most lavishly illustrated account for many years to come. It deserves the widest of readerships.’ – Nicholas Vincent, Times Literary Supplement 2011 480 pp. 250 colour + 100 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11058-6 £45.00* PMC

Written by a renowned historian, this magisterial account of the Wars of the Roses explains, for the first time, why they began, why they kept recurring and why they ceased. Combining a meticulous dissection of competing dynamics with a clear account of the course of events, this is a definitive and indispensable history of a compelling, complex period. ‘[This] handsome book … seeks not to trace a single thread but to sketch the whole historical tapestry of the complex and bloody conflicts that convulsed England in the second half of the fifteenth century.’ – Helen Castor, Times Literary Supplement ‘This book will be required reading for all serious students of the late-medieval English polity.’ – David Grummitt, English Historical Review ‘Well-judged, vigorous and vivid … The Wars of the Roses interweaves a strong narrative thread with important analysis to explain the issues on which England’s rulers and their rivals vied so often, and with such brutal consequences, between 1450 and 1485. For anyone interested in the personalities and controversies that surrounded the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII, [it] will make vital and compulsive reading.’ – Mark Ormrod, author of Political Life in Medieval England 2012 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18157-9 £12.99*




King of the Scots Michael Penman Robert the Bruce (1274– 1329) famously defeated the English at Bannockburn and became the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. In this fascinating new biography of the renowned warrior, Michael Penman focuses on Robert’s kingship in the fifteen years that followed his triumphant victory and establishes Robert as not only a great military leader but a great monarch. Robert faced a slow and often troubled process of legitimating his authority, restoring government, rewarding his supporters, accommodating former enemies and controlling the various regions of his kingdom, none of which was achieved overnight. Penman investigates Robert’s resettlement of lands and offices, the development of Scotland’s parliaments, his handling of plots to overthrow him, his relations with his family and allies, his piety and court ethos, and his conscious development of an image of kingship through the use of ceremony and symbol. In doing so, Penman repositions Robert within the context of wider European political change, religion, culture and national identity as well as recurrent crises of famine and disease. 2014 456 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14872-5 £25.00*


Durham Cathedral History, Fabric, and Culture Edited by David Brown Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham cathedral’s enormous historical, spiritual, cultural and architectural significance. This monumental volume offers a comprehensive account, with contributions by a team of 30 experts, on the founding, development, building and decoration of this magnificent and important edifice. Available October 2014 544 pp. 200 colour + 200 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20818-4 £75.00* PMC


Julian of Norwich, Theologian Denys Turner ‘Groundbreaking … a bold and utterly compelling case that her works warrant a place in the higher echelons of rigorous, systematic theology.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald 2013 288 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19255-1 £13.99*


The Triumph of Robert the Bruce David Cornell In Bannockburn, Robert the Bruce’s vastly outnumbered Scottish troops spectacularly defeated the English army led by Edward II. This groundbreaking book brings the battle to life with colourful detail and fresh insights, explaining what happened in the years leading to 1314, how the battle unfolded, and the impact of its legacy in both Scotland and England. ‘Excellent analysis of Edward II’s political ineptitude and Robert the Bruce’s strategic skills … Bannockburn is a terrific story.’ – Magnus Linklater, The Times ‘The bones of the story of Bruce’s remarkable victory might be well known, but this latest work adds considerable flesh (and plenty of blood) both to the two-day encounter and to the wider political context that led to England’s most famous loss.’ – Scottish Field ‘Cornell’s narrative races along.’ – Fordyce Maxwell, Scotland on Sunday 2014 320 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20794-1 £14.99* IN PAPER

The Late Medieval English Church Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome G. W. Bernard The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing a church with vibrant faith and great energy, but also with weaknesses that reforming bishops worked to overcome. ‘Superbly researched and coherently argued.’ – Peter Marshall, Literary Review 2013 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19712-9 £14.99*

Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France, Queen of England Ralph V. Turner ‘Eleanor’s remarkable career is done full justice in this life, which is readable, lively and convincing. It provides insights into many aspects of the twelfth century as well as a radically new assessment of the queen herself.’ – Michael Prestwich, University of Durham 2011 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17820-3 £30.50

The Invention of Scotland Myth and History Hugh Trevor-Roper Now with a new preface to mark the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, this is a characteristically robust and controversial account of Scottish myth and history by the late Hugh Trevor-Roper, one of Britain’s greatest historians. In this work Trevor-Roper argues that while AngloSaxon culture has given rise to virtually no myths at all, myth has played a central role in the historical development of Scottish identity. He explores three myths across 400 years of Scottish history: the political myth of the ‘ancient constitution’ of Scotland; the literary myth, including Walter Scott as well as Ossian and ancient poetry; and the sartorial myth of tartan and the kilt, invented – ironically by Englishmen – in quite modern times. Trevor-Roper reveals myth to be an often deliberate cultural construction used to enshrine a people’s identity. While his treatment of Scottish myth is highly critical, indeed debunking, he shows how the ritualisation and domestication of Scotland’s myths as local colour diverted the Scottish intelligentsia from the path that led German intellectuals to a dangerous myth of racial supremacy. 2014 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20858-0 £10.99* EDITION

Medieval Christianity A New History Kevin Madigan For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign – a miraculous, brutal and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades and the domination of the ‘Holy Land’ come to mind. Yet the medieval world produced much that is part of our world today, including universities, the passion for Roman architecture and the emergence of the gothic style, pilgrimage, the emergence of capitalism and female saints. This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning from A.D. 500 to 1500, attempts to combine both what is unfamiliar and what is familiar to readers. Elements of novelty in the book include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion and worship, and instruction through drama, architecture and art. Madigan expertly integrates these areas of focus with more traditional themes, such as the evolution and decline of papal power, the nature and repression of heresy, sanctity and pilgrimage, the conciliar movement, and the break between the old Western church and its reformers. Illustrated with more than forty photographs of physical remains, this book promises to become an essential guide to a historical era of profound influence. Available February 2015 544 pp. 47 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15872-4 £25.00*



Holy Bones, Holy Dust

The Crusader States

A People’s History David Green

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman

Malcolm Barber

The Hundred Years War (1337–1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples’ perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters – Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia and many others – as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War’s impact on warfare, institutions and nations, but also its true human cost. Available October 2014 360 pp. 32 b/w illus. +12 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-13451-3 £25.00*


The Virgin Warrior The Life and Death of Joan of Arc Larissa Juliet Taylor How did a teenage peasant girl change the course of European history? Larissa Juliet Taylor paints a vivid portrait of the charismatic and resolute Joan of Arc, from her early years to the myths and fantasies that surround her today. ‘An utterly convincing portrait.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman 2010 280 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16895-2 £11.99*

The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders Galbert of Bruges Translated and with an Introduction by Jeff Rider

This excellent new translation of medieval Flemish cleric Galbert of Bruges’s twelfth century journal describing the scandalous assassination of Glorious Charles, count of Flanders, and its bloody aftermath provides a fascinating, first-person account of life, politics, power and murder in Europe during the Middle Ages. 2014 296 pp. 6 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15230-2 £15.99

This intriguing, beautifully illustrated book encompasses a thousand years of holy relics across Europe, deepening our understanding of the medieval world by revealing how relics were used in religion and also in business, politics and warfare. ‘This superbly put together and elegantly written book is the first proper history of the cult of relics from the early days to Counter-Reformation. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, this is a marvellous study.’ – Catholic Herald 2012 324 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18430-3 £12.99*

The only full account of life and culture in the twelfthcentury crusader states, where religious battles raged and civilisations collided. ‘With its highly readable prose, numerous maps, plans and illustrations of objects and places, Malcolm Barber’s study of the crusader states is an enriching account of the expansion of the political and cultural frontiers of the Latin West in the central Middle Ages. It will doubtless be of value to scholars, students and a much wider audience, intrigued by the challenges and possibilities of state building in the medieval world.’ – William Purkis, History Today Available September 2014 496 pp. 15 b/w illus., 2 figs and 21 maps NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20888-7 £18.99* IN PAPER

The Conversion of Scandinavia Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe Anders Winroth Through a painstaking analysis and historical reconstruction of archaeological and literary sources, Anders Winroth presents a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. ‘A fascinating description of the distinctive political dynamics that characterised all of Western Europe after the barbarian invasions.’ – Patrick Madigan, Heythrop Journal 2014 256 pp. 24 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20553-4 £16.99* IN PAPER

Chivalry Maurice Keen Chivalry – with its pageants, heraldry and knights in shining armour – was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of knighthood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility. ‘Original [and] beguiling.’ – Fiona MacCarthy, The Times ‘A most readable and comprehensive survey: stimulating, informative, a splendid creation of context.’ – Nicholas Orme, Times Higher Education Supplement ‘All historians of Western society … will do well to refer to this book.’ – Georges Duby, Times Literary Supplement 2005 352 pp. 18 colour + 35 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-10767-8 £14.99*

Fighting for the Cross Crusading to the Holy Land Norman Housley This vividly written book recreates for the first time the experience of medieval European crusaders, from the elation of taking up the cross, through years of staggering privation, to the difficult adjustment upon returning home. ‘[Housley] makes skilful use of all [his] material … [an] excellent book.’ – Jonathan Sumption, Literary Review 2008 376 pp. 20 colour + 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11888-9 £25.00*

Thomas Aquinas A Portrait Denys Turner A concise and illuminating introduction to the elusive Thomas Aquinas, the man and the saint. ‘A marvellous introduction to the thought of the most daring and most important thinker of the Christian Middle Ages … the best single-volume introduction to St Thomas.’ – Eamon Duffy, The Tablet 2014 312 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20594-7 £14.99* IN PAPER

Francis of Assisi The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint André Vauchez Translated by Michael F. Cusato

The most authoritative biography of Francis of Assisi in more than a generation, this book brings the medieval saint to life and explores the abundance of writings by contemporaries who set down their memories of him. ‘[A] well-informed study … Vauchez writes lucidly and thoughtfully.’ – Robert E. Lerner, Times Literary Supplement 2013 416 pp. 2 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-19837-9 £14.99*



Edward the Confessor

Henry VI

The First King of England Sarah Foot

Frank Barlow

Bertram Wolffe

2011 373 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07156-6 £16.95*

With a new foreword by John L. Watts

‘[An] outstanding biography … Revisionary, thoughtful, beautifully written and exhaustively researched, this biography of Æthelstan is set to become a classic.’ – Helen Fulton, Times Higher Education 2012 304 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. + 3 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-18771-7 £14.99*

Edward III W. Mark Ormrod

William the Conqueror

Edward IV

1999 512 pp. Illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07884-8 £18.99*

With a new Foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths

William Rufus Frank Barlow 2000 512 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08291-3 £19.99*

Henry I C. Warren Hollister Edited and Completed by Amanda Clark Frost

2013 752 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19408-1 £16.99*

W. L. Warren

Mary I England’s Catholic Queen John Edwards

2003 588 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09829-7 £19.99*

King Stephen Edmund King 2012 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18195-1 £15.99*

Henry II

Charles Ross 2011 268 pp. 36 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07979-1 £16.95*

Henry VII S. B. Chrimes 1999 400 pp. 42 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07883-1 £16.95*

Henry VIII J. J. Scarisbrick 2009 560 pp. 23 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07158-0 £18.95*

Edward VI Edited by George Bernard and Penry Williams

Richard I John Gillingham

Edward I

2012 328 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18777-9 £14.99*

Richard III

Jennifer Loach

2013 408 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19416-6 £14.99*

‘Thompson has finally, and triumphantly, given us one of the essential, basic building blocks for royal history in the eighteenth century … I’m utterly delighted that this long-standing gap has been filled so authoritatively.’ – Lucy Worsley, BBC History Magazine (Books of the Year)

1998 510 pp. 37 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07372-0 £19.95*

2000 600 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08474-0 £18.99*

2002 400 pp. 22 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09404-6 £17.99*

King and Elector Andrew C. Thompson

Charles Ross

With a new foreword by Judith A. Green

‘Edwards has comprehensively defeated a persistent and painful historical myth and replaced it with something more complicated, more human and much more accurate. This is the best biography of Mary we have yet seen.’ – Lucy Wooding, Times Higher Education

George II

2001 432 pp. 48 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08926-4 £19.99*

David C. Douglas

‘Ormrod has mastered the complex interplay of circumstance, motive and personality to provide an original and important account not only of a King but of a nation at a critical stage of its history. Edward III is a remarkable achievement and deserves a wide readership.’ – Scott L. Waugh, Times Literary Supplement

King John W. L. Warren

2002 256 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09409-1 £15.00*

James II John Miller 2000 304 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08728-4 £14.00*

Queen Anne

With a new foreword by D. A. Carpenter

Edward Gregg

1998 376 pp. 8 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07374-4 £16.99*

With a new Preface by the author

2001 512 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09024-6 £18.95*

Michael Prestwich

George I

1997 640 pp. 25 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07157-3 £20.00*

With a new Foreword by Jeremy Black

Edward II Seymour Phillips 2011 704 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17802-9 £18.99*

Richard II

Ragnhild Hatton 2001 432 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08883-0 £31.00

George III America’s Last King Jeremy Black

Nigel Saul

2008 448 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-13621-0 £14.99*

1999 416 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07875-6 £19.99*

George IV

Henry V Christopher Allmand 2011 480 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07370-6 £20.00*


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E. A. Smith 2001 320 pp. 25 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08802-1 £25.00

EARLY MODERN BRITAIN The Stripping of the Altars

The Voices of Morebath

Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580 Second Edition Eamon Duffy

Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village Eamon Duffy

This prize-winning account of the preReformation church recreates lay people’s experience of religion in fifteenth-century England. Eamon Duffy shows that late medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong and vigorous tradition, and that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular and theologically respectable religious system. ‘A mighty and momentous book: a book to be read and re-read, pondered and revered.’ – J. J. Scarisbrick, The Tablet ‘With the publication of this book, a kind of map or illustrated atlas of late medieval English Christianity, English Reformation studies will never be the same again.’ – Patrick Collinson, Times Higher Education ‘A magnificent scholarly achievement [and] a compelling read.’ – Patricia Morrison, Financial Times Winner of the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award

This delightful book offers a rare glimpse of life in a remote sixteenth-century English village during the dramatic changes of the Reformation. Through vividly detailed parish records kept from 1520 to 1574 by the Sir Christopher Trychay, the garrulous priest of Morebath, we see how a tiny Catholic community rebelled, was punished and reluctantly accepted Protestantism under the demands of the Elizabethan state. ‘A book of exceptional quality.’– John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph ‘This great book is a monument not only to scholarship but also to the numinous spirituality of our past.’ – Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph ‘A book to be read by enthusiasts and general readers alike … Significant and striking.’ – Peter Ackroyd, The Times 2003 260 pp. 16 colour + 26 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09825-9 £12.99*

Fires of Faith

2005 700 pp. 141 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-10828-6 £15.99*

Marking the Hours English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570 Eamon Duffy Surviving copies of the Book of Hours, the most personal and widely used book of the later Middle Ages, offer precious clues to the lives of their owners and the times in which they lived. Religious historian Eamon Duffy examines these prayer books and the messages and jottings in their margins for insights into an era of great religious and social change. ‘A fascinating book, full of insights into medieval spirituality and religion … a book to treasure.’ – Juliet Barker, Literary Review

Catholic England under Mary Tudor Eamon Duffy Acclaimed historian Eamon Duffy presents a controversial reassessment of ‘Bloody Mary’ Tudor’s reign, contending that the CounterReformation had widespread support and almost succeeded. ‘A dazzling exercise in historical reappraisal, after which the reign of Mary Tudor will never look quite the same again.’ – Peter Marshall, Times Literary Supplement ‘Completes the story of the English Reformation which began with the author’s masterpiece, The Stripping of the Altars.’ – John Sumption, Spectator ‘A fascinating piece of revisionist history.’ – The Sunday Times 2010 280 pp. 30 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16889-1 £12.99*

Thomas Cranmer A Life Diarmaid MacCulloch This prizewinning biography provides the definitive account of Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, King Henry VIII’s guide through three divorces, and ultimately a martyr for his Protestant faith. English Reformation scholar Diarmaid MacCulloch draws on new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere to create this vivid study. ‘At last we have the truth about Archbishop Cranmer, the most controversial bigwig in the history of the English Church … The best biography of Cranmer, sympathetic and candid about Cranmer’s shortcomings.’ – A. L. Rowse, Evening Standard ‘Marvellous – extremely good to read as well as being a definitive biography.’ – Robert Harris, The Times Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, The Duff Cooper Prize and the Whitbread Biography Award 1998 704 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07448-2 £18.99*

Anne Boleyn Fatal Attractions G. W. Bernard In this groundbreaking biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a wideranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn’s girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies. ‘Here at long last is a historian of great skill and persuasive power … who cuts through the fog of speculation to get to the woman herself.’ – Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald ‘It is energetic, contentious and refreshing, and an object lesson in how to write history without taking anything for granted.’ – Lucy Wooding, English Historical Review 2011 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17089-4 £12.99*

‘It takes subtle insight and deep historical understanding to interpret these traces of intimate spiritual experience. Duffy is a master of both, wearing extraordinary learning with extraordinary lightness.’ – Helen Castor, Sunday Telegraph

The Making of the English Gardener

‘Medievalists will welcome Marking the Hours … This richly illustrated analysis of Books of Hours used for prayer and meditation shows what can be learned from the scribbles and annotations that the owners, including many women, have added.’ – Sarah Williams, BBC History Magazine

Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560–1660 Margaret Willes

2011 208 pp. 120 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17058-0 £16.99*

Also by Eamon Duffy See page 30

‘An erudite study of Tudor and Stuart Gardens … Willes’s book is a subtle study of a world in which exotic tastes and information were spreading worldwide, and a new age of scientific study was dawning.’ – Dan Jones, Daily Telegraph 2013 312 pp. 80 b/w + 24 pages of colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19726-6 £14.99*


EARLY MODERN BRITAIN Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art

Burghley William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I Stephen Alford This provocative biography of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, sheds new light not only on the man who served as closest adviser to Queen Elizabeth I for forty years but also on the entire Elizabethan period. More interesting – and more subversive – than has been thought, Cecil was supremely self-assured, cunning, obsessive, powerful and fascinating. ‘Written by a master of the source material who has a feel for the nature of the Tudor Court and writes with balance and sympathy.’ – Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford ‘An excellent biography.’ – Times Literary Supplement 2011 432 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17088-7 £18.00*

The Arch Conjuror of England John Dee Glyn Parry Based on primary documents, this new biography of John Dee, the great magus of the Elizabethan world, challenges many of our beliefs about his occult, religious and political involvements. ‘Parry has rescued Dee from the shadows of his own secrecy and restored him as a glittering light in the magical Elizabethan firmament.’ – Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph ‘An important contribution to our understanding of how magic became science.’ – Philip Ball, Nature 2013 352 pp. 14 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19409-8 £12.99*

Hubbub Filth, Noise and Stench in England, 1600–1770 Emily Cockayne

Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I Elizabeth Goldring This detailed and pioneering study offers the first indepth look at Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, whose patronage and art-collecting activities made him a powerful influence on Elizabethan taste. 2014 304 pp. 100 colour + 111 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19224-7 £40.00* PMC


Making Make-Believe Real Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time Garry Wills This fascinating study of political stagecraft during the Elizabethan era explores a period of vast political change when a canny Protestant queen understood the power of make-believe to make power real. 2014 424 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19753-2 £17.99*


Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays


The King’s Pictures The Formation and Dispersal of the Collections of Charles I and His Courtiers Francis Haskell With a foreword by Nicholas Penny Edited and with an introduction by Karen Serres

‘This is a book about vile bodies and personal space in the days before privacy was invented.’ – Frances Wilson, Sunday Telegraph

‘A fascinating study of how the cultural map of the seventeenth century responded to geopolitical rupture.’ – Apollo

‘This book inhabits a grubby and squalid world, truffling out details that are vivid, colourful and sometimes downright nauseous. It’s a veritable feast of filth and foulness, and I loved every minute of it.’ – Christopher Hart, Literary Review

‘Both deeply learned and page-turningly absorbing.’ – David Ekserdjian, Financial Times


‘A major synthesis of the scholarship on the period … an essential reference work.’ – John Guy, Literary Review ‘The book will stand as the first point of reference on its subject.’ – Anthony Fletcher, Times Literary Supplement 2009 588 pp. 66 illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £45.00*

Image Wars Promoting Kings and Commonwealths in England, 1603–1660 Kevin Sharpe ‘This is a formidable book and part of a formidable series … The research is remarkable for its depth and breadth … a mine of useful information and lively comment.’ – John Morrill, BBC History Magazine

Rebranding Rule

This colourful account of Lord Strange’s Men, a renowned acting troupe that briefly dominated the London stage in the late Elizabethan Era, explores the company’s distinctive approach to the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and others; its bold theatrical innovations; and its remarkable influence on the dramaturgy of the time.

A not-for-the-squeamish tour of pre-Industrial Revolution England. Focusing on offences to the eyes, ears, nose, taste buds and skin, Hubbub paints a nuanced and highly detailed portrait of everyday English city life.

2008 352 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9 £12.99*

Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe

2010 512 pp. 90 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16200-4 £35.00*

Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean

2014 488 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19199-8 £35.00*

Selling the Tudor Monarchy

2013 260 pp. 80 colour + 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19012-0 £30.00* PMC

The Restoration and Revolution Monarchy, 1660–1714 Kevin Sharpe The final part of Kevin Sharpe’s three-book series exploring the importance of public image in the Tudor and Stuart monarchies. ‘A fitting monument to one of the foremost historians of the early modern world … It will be the starting point for any consideration of the cultural presentation of the early modern English monarchy for the foreseeable future.’ – Daniel Szechi, BBC History Magazine 2013 872 pp. 90 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16201-1 £45.00*

The City and the King Architecture and Politics in Restoration London Christine Stevenson ‘This handsome book takes us inside the minds of those who were responsible for rebuilding London in Charles II’s reign.’ – Simon Thurley, Country Life 2013 400 pp. 25 colour + 120 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19022-9 £45.00* PMC

EARLY MODERN BRITAIN The Great Plague A People’s History Evelyn Lord During Medieval times, the Black Death wiped out one-fifth of the world’s population. Four centuries later, in 1665, the plague returned with a vengeance, cutting a long and deadly swathe through the British Isles. Though the murderous contagion eventually came to be known as the Great Plague of London, the devastation it wrought on England’s smaller towns was in many ways even more terrible. In this intimate history of the extraordinary pandemic, author Evelyn Lord focuses on Cambridge, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord’s fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved, those who fled, and those who hid to await their fate. ‘Evelyn Lord gives a microscopic, local account of the countrywide calamity, basing it on the most laconic of witnesses.’ – Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The Times 2014 192 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17381-9 £16.99*

Britons Forging the Nation 1707–1837 Revised Edition Linda Colley How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade and empire. This edition contains an extensive new preface by the author. Lavishly illustrated and powerful, Britons remains a major contribution to our understanding of Britain’s past, and continues to influence ongoing controversies about this polity’s survival and future. ‘Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed, ambitious in its scope … The argument develops by means of a wonderful narrative invention … so that the very different components of Britishness are understood as an increasingly complex and developing configuration.’ – John Barrell, London Review of Books

‘[A] penetrating account of the rise of British national consciousness … Using sharp analysis, pungent prose and choice examples, Colley probes beneath the skin and lays bare the anatomy of nationhood.’ – Roy Porter, New Statesman ‘Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical … Not only scholarly, but witty, lively and a delight to read. A book that could hardly present complex and challenging argument with greater lucidity and grace.’ – Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph ‘It was [Colley’s] clinical analysis of the political and cultural construction of 18th-century Britain which did so much to kick-start our debate about national identity. The clarity of her prose and cohesiveness of her argument remain bewitching.’ – Tristram Hunt, BBC History Magazine ‘The book offers a sweeping survey of an important period, buttressed by well-chosen and fascinating details … In one sense the story Ms. Colley tells ended a century and a half ago, yet it continues to unfold.’ Harriet Ritvo, – New York Times Book Review Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2009 448 pp. 81 illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15280-7 £14.99*


Jonathan Swift His Life and His World Leo Damrosch In this deeply researched biography, Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Jonathan Swift’s life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes seriously some daring speculations about Swift’s parentage, love life and various personal relationships, and shows how Swift’s public version of his life – the one accepted until recently – was deliberately misleading. ‘This will be the definitive life of Swift for years to come.’ – Jonathan Bate, New Statesman ‘The enigma of Swift’s life and character continues to tease us. This magisterial biography reminded me how much, in his writings, there is to relish – even outside the mainstream of the great, the immortal, works.’ – A. N. Wilson, The Tablet ‘Damrosch is incisive about Swift’s personality … and writes with fine Swiftian clarity, but does not simplify. He acknowledges that, investigating Swift, you run into a revolving door of contradictions … But Damrosch sees him, rightly, not just as a tragic figure but as a fearless thinker whose works are an antidote to optimism’s happy lies.’ – John Carey, The Sunday Times ‘Damrosch’s approach is forensic … For me the Swift who emerges from these patient investigations is a more rounded personality.’ – George Walden, The Times Available September 2014 592 pp. 94 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20541-1 £10.99* IN PAPER


A Plague of Informers

The First Modern Revolution Steve Pincus

Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III’s England Rachel Weil

By expanding the interpretive lens to include a broader geographical and chronological frame, Steve Pincus demonstrates that England’s Glorious Revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, not months, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies and throughout continental Europe. His rich historical narrative, based on masses of new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688–1689. ‘A magnificent, fully documented, very well written study of how the first thorough-going modern revolution was achieved with effort and against substantial obstacles over several years. Pincus overturns many received views: this book will raise fascinated interest in the late seventeenth century for many years to come, making it indispensable reading.’ – Nigel Smith, Princeton University ‘Mr. Pincus’s cogently argued account of what really happened during England’s revolution destroys many comforting notions that have prevailed for more than 200 years … It leaves the reader with something much more exciting: a new understanding of the origins of the modern, liberal state.’ – The Economist

This fascinating study of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688 uses stories of plots, sham plots and the citizen-informers who discovered (or fabricated) them to illuminate the Williamite regime’s struggle to establish political trust and the painful tension it faced between liberty and security. ‘An exciting and important contribution to our understanding of the politics of transitions. Weil preserves the chaos and uncertainty of her story, noting the limits of the evidence and inviting the reader to share in the challenges of interpretation. This is a rare and lovely accomplishment.’ – Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego 2014 360 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17104-4 £25.00*

Making Ireland English The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century Jane Ohlmeyer This groundbreaking book explores the remaking of Ireland’s aristocracy during the tumultuous seventeenth century and offers a major new interpretation of the role of aristocrats in establishing English control over Ireland.

‘Pincus’s marvellously learned book is the product of years of industrious archival labour.’ – Jonathan Clark, Times Literary Supplement

‘[A] stimulating study … [of] one of the most interesting (and controversial) social transformations in the British Isles over the last 500 years.’ – Daniel Szechi, BBC History Magazine

2011 664 pp. 72 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17143-3 £16.99*

2012 680 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11834-6 £40.00*


EARLY MODERN BRITAIN The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment 1690–1805 Thomas Ahnert Upending decades of Enlightenment scholarship, Thomas Ahnert argues that, contrary to common belief, the champions of the Scottish Enlightenment were more reliant on religion, and more sceptical of the power of reason alone, in achieving ‘enlightenment’. Available March 2015 224 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15380-4 £45.00


Enlightenment’s Frontier The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism Fredrik Albritton Jonsson Enlightenment’s Frontier looks at the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, which gave birth to modernday environmentalism, and sheds new light on Scottish thinkers from the era, including Adam Smith and his defence of free markets. ‘Will appeal to anybody interested in the natural and social history of the Scottish Highlands.’ – Mary Miers, Country Life 2013 368 pp. 7 b/w illus. + 2 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-16254-7 £30.00

The Christian Monitors The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680–1730 Brent S. Sirota This original and persuasive book examines the moral and religious revival led by the Anglican Church after the Glorious Revolution, and shows how that revival laid the groundwork for a burgeoning civil society in Britain. ‘Church history’ has never looked so vital, vibrant or important as it does in this compelling and enjoyable book. This is a major contribution to the history of late Stuart and Georgian Britain.’ – John Spurr, Swansea University 2014 376 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16710-8 £45.00

When London Was Capital of America Julie Flavell In this first-ever portrait of eighteenth-century London as the capital of America, Julie Flavell recreates the famous city’s heyday as the centre of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies. ‘[An] engaging social history, written with a novelist’s eye for character and plot.’ – Gaiutra Bahadur, Observer ‘A well-researched and enjoyable book.’ – Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review 2011 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17813-5 £12.99*


Sex, Money and Personal Character in EighteenthCentury British Politics

The Hellfire Clubs Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies Evelyn Lord The first authoritative account of the Hell-Fire Clubs, who joined them, and which notorious legends about them are true.

Marilyn Morris How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition of court intrigue and gossip spread into a much broader and more public political arena with the growth of political parties, extra-parliamentary political activities and a partisan print culture. The public’s preoccupation with the personal character of the ruling elite paralleled a growing interest in the interior lives of individuals in histories, novels and the theatre. Newspaper reports of the royal family intensified in intimacy and its members became moral exemplars – most often, paradoxically, when they misbehaved. Ad hominem attacks on political leaders became commonplace; politicians of all affiliations continued to assess one another’s characters based on their success and daring with women and money. And newly popular human-interest journalism promoted the illusion that the personal characters of public figures could be read by appearances. Available November 2014 288 pp. 16 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20845-0 £35.00*


History and the Enlightenment Hugh Trevor-Roper This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of Hugh Trevor-Roper’s career – many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published – focusing on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century. ‘[This book] is a rallying cry for those who cherish history. The reading of it left me exultant.’ – Richard Davenport-Hines, Literary Review 2010 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00*

Vauxhall Gardens A History David E. Coke and Alan Borg Vauxhall Gardens was the foremost pleasure garden of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century London. This comprehensive and prolifically illustrated account makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, culture, class and ideology, and reveals the teeming life, the spectacular art and the everpresent music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail. ‘The most complete reconstruction of this vital place there is likely to be.’ – Rowan Moore, Observer 2011 400 pp. 80 colour + 200 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17382-6 £55.00* PMC

‘Evelyn Lord supplies a proper context for 18th-century aristo shenanigans.’ – Vera Rule, Guardian 2010 250 pp. Illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16402-2 £14.99*

Aristocratic Vice The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England Donna T. Andrew ‘Donna Andrew’s splendid exploration of the cultural skirmishes over aristocratic vice makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the middling presence and the public sphere in the long eighteenth century.’ – Nicholas Rogers, York University 2013 328 pp. 4 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18433-4 £35.00

Mayhem Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748–53 Nicholas Rogers ‘Rogers’s fascinating examination of the gin craze is one of several interlocking case studies that together offer a vivid picture of a Hanoverian state facing myriad challenges to authority.’ – Stephen Brumwell, Times Literary Supplement 2013 272 pp. 12 b/w illus., 3 graphs HB ISBN 978-0-300-16962-1 £29.95*

Owning the Past Why the English Collected Antique Sculpture, 1640–1840 Ruth Guilding In a lively re-examination of the British collectors who bankrupted themselves to possess antique marble statues, Owning the Past chronicles a story of pride, rivalry, snobbery and myopic obsession with posterity and possession. Analysing the motives that drove ‘Marble Mania’ in England from the seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries, Ruth Guilding examines how the trend of collecting antique sculpture entrenches the ideals of connoisseurship and taste, exacerbates socioeconomic inequities and serves nationalist propaganda. Available September 2014 320 pp. 100 colour + 200 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20819-1 £55.00* PMC



The Duchess’s Shells

Queen Caroline

At Home in Georgian England Amanda Vickery

Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cook’s Voyages Beth Fowkes Tobin

Cultural Politics at the Early EighteenthCentury Court Joanna Marschner

In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. ‘What Vickery illuminates, often brilliantly, always entertainingly and through a myriad of examples from many different people, are the ways in which family and gender relations were played out in Georgian England.’ – Stella Tillyard, Times Literary Supplement ‘A perfect balance between academic and popular history … graceful, delicate, sparkling with sprezzatura.’ – Lisa Hilton, Independent on Sunday (History Books of the Year) ‘A compelling narrative packed with anecdote, strange characters and all manner of weird and wonderful details about Georgian home life.’ – Dan Cruickshank, Country Life ‘If until now the Georgian home has been like a monochrome engraving, Vickery has made it three dimensional and vibrantly colored. Behind Closed Doors demonstrates that rigorous academic work can also be nosy, gossipy, and utterly engaging.’ – Andrea Wulf, New York Times Book Review Accompanied the BBC TV series ‘At Home with the Georgians’ 2010 368 pp. 25 colour + 80 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16896-9 £10.99*

The Gentleman’s Daughter Women’s Lives in Georgian England Amanda Vickery What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England. ‘Both an academic triumph and a spell-binding read.’ – Julie Wheelwright, Independent ‘The most important work of social history since Lawrence Stone’s Family, Sex and Marriage. From now on, any historian writing about eighteenthcentury women will have to address the arguments in Vickery’s book … It succeeds on two levels, first as an academic argument of the highest order, and second as a fascinating and enjoyable read. Serious history is rarely this fun.’ – Amanda Foreman, The Times ‘A major contribution to the study of women in eighteenth-century England and a delight to read.’ – Jeremy Black, History Today

Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, the 2nd Duchess of Portland, was one of the wealthiest women in eighteenth-century Britain. She collected fine and decorative arts (the Portland Vase was her most famous acquisition), but her great love was natural history, and shells in particular. Over the course of twenty years, she amassed the largest shell collection of her time, which was sold after her death in a spectacular auction. Beth Fowkes Tobin illuminates the interlocking issues surrounding the global circulation of natural resources, the commodification of nature, and the construction of scientific value through the lens of one woman’s marvellous collection. This unique study tells the story of the collection’s formation and dispersal – about the sailors and naturalists who ferried rare specimens across oceans and the dealers’ shops and connoisseurs’ cabinets on the other side of the world. Exquisitely illustrated, this book brings to life Enlightenment natural history and its cultures of collecting, scientific expeditions and vibrant visual culture. 2014 316 pp. 30 colour + 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19223-0 £30.00* PMC


Female Alliances

As the wife of King George II, Caroline of Ansbach became queen of England in 1727. Known for her intelligence and strong character, Queen Caroline wielded considerable political power until her death in 1737. She was enthusiastic and energetic in her cultural patronage, engaging in projects that touched on the arts, architecture, gardens, literature, science and natural philosophy. This meticulously researched volume surveys Caroline’s significant contributions to the arts and culture and the ways in which she used her patronage to strengthen the royal family’s connections between the recently installed House of Hanover and English society. She established an extensive library at St. James’s Palace, and her renowned salons attracted many of the great thinkers of the day; Voltaire wrote of her, ‘I must say that despite all her titles and crowns, this princess was born to encourage the arts and the well-being of mankind’. ‘It is an admirable tribute to an admirable woman.’ – Lucy Worsley, Country Life 2014 232 pp. 120 colour + 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19777-8 £40.00* PMC

Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain Amanda E. Herbert

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert demonstrates the importance of these bonds not only to the women themselves but to the building of the British Atlantic world.

Edited by Eileen Hunt Botting

2013 272 pp. 27 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17740-4 £40.00

Household Politics

Mary Wollstonecraft A comprehensive new edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary eighteenth-century feminist treatise – the first-ever argument for women’s rights as universal human rights – includes essays by leading Wollstonecraft scholars that examine both the historical and contemporary political relevance and enduring legacies of this groundbreaking Enlightenment era document.

Conflict in Early Modern England Don Herzog

2014 368 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17647-6 £9.99*

In Household Politics, Don Herzog argues that early modern English canonical sources and sermons, which often urge the subordination of women, were ‘blather’ – not that they were irrelevant, but that plenty of people rolled their eyes at them.

Facts and Inventions

2013 224 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18078-7 £22.50

Magnificent Entertainments Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals Melanie Doderer-Winkler

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, The Whitfield Prize and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize

‘An immaculately researched, written and illustrated blockbuster on the temporary pavilions, ballrooms, feasts and fantasties that Georgian foppery so delighted in.’ – Nicky Haslam, Spectator

2003 448 pp. 66 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-10222-2 £9.99*

2013 270 pp. 133 colour + 100 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18642-0 £40.00* PMC



Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell Edited by Paul Tankard This fascinating selection of the journalistic writings of James Boswell, best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, reveals an intriguing new facet of this complex and engaging literary figure, while providing a vivid insight into British journalism and public life in the second half of the eighteenth century. 2014 496 pp. 19 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14126-9 £70.00




Wellington The Path to Victory, 1769–1814 Rory Muir Rory Muir’s masterful new biography, the first of a two-volume set, is the fruit of a lifetime’s research and discovery into Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, addressing his masterstrokes and mistakes in equal measure. Muir looks at all aspects of Wellington’s career, from his unpromising youth through his remarkable successes in India and his role as junior minister in charge of Ireland, to his controversial military campaigns. With dramatic descriptions of major battles and how they might have turned out differently, the author underscores the magnitude of Wellington’s achievements. The biography is the first to address the major significance of Wellington’s political connections and shrewdness, and to set his career within the wider history of British politics and the war against Napoleon. The volume also revises Wellington’s reputation for being cold and aloof, showing instead a man of far more complex and interesting character. An accompanying commentary by Rory Muir is available online at

‘Extensively researched and anchored in fact, [Muir] gives an invaluable picture of the duke in his early years that will be unfamiliar to many who know only of his military exploits … [The] second volume … cannot come soon enough.’ – Simon Heffer, New Statesman ‘Muir comes to his task after long research on the wars against Napoleon, from both political and military perspectives … giv[ing] us an exceptional insight into the struggle, the changes that were necessary to sustain British forces, and the impact made by determined and ambitious individuals.’ – Chris Woolgar, Times Literary Supplement 2013 744 pp. 32 pages of illustrations, maps and plans HB ISBN 978-0-300-18665-9 £30.00*

Volume 2 available Spring 2015 Wellington Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace, 1814–1852

Wellington’s Wars


The Making of a Military Genius Huw J. Davies

Love and Fame Edgar Vincent

A provocative reappraisal of Wellington’s military career, his victory at Waterloo and the source of his genius as a general. ‘Huw J. Davies should be congratulated on producing such an original treatment of Wellington’s development.’ – Jonathan Eaton, Military History ‘Well written, with a strong human interest dimension … Deserves a wide readership.’ – Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine ‘Highly original, audaciously irreverent and yet admirably scrupulous.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman Available October 2014 320 pp. 13 b/w illus. + 12 maps NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20865-8 £12.99* IN PAPER

This Seat of Mars War and the British Isles, 1485–1746 Charles Carlton ‘Deserves to become a classic text on war itself and on Britain’s martial ancestry.’ – Allan Mallinson, The Times ‘Readable, thought-provoking and humane.’ – Barbara Donagan, Times Literary Supplement 2013 360 pp. 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-19714-3 £14.99*


‘Until now we have lacked a modern, meaty biography of Wellington ‘in the round’. Judging by the … first volume of Rory Muir’s scholarly but very readable biography, that gap has now been filled. This is biography on an impressive scale … a formidable achievement, already the Wellington biography for our time.’ – Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine

Legendary for his exploits in war and love, the perennially fascinating Admiral Horatio Nelson is captured in all his vigour on the pages of this captivating biography. ‘This is a wonderful book, the best modern biography of Britain’s greatest admiral … [Nelson] deserves his place on the highest public monument in Britain. Edgar Vincent explains why.’ – John Keegan, Daily Telegraph ‘Riveting, revisionist … one of the best biographies I have read in point of clarity, breadth and penetration.’ – Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph ‘Offers a profusion of detail about Nelson’s health and finances, his way with the welfare and discipline of his men and how his battles were fought and usually won … A true portrait of an extraordinary man.’ – Tom Pocock, Spectator ‘A stately literary battleship, bristling with truly terrifying military and biographical detail.’ – Munro Price, Sunday Telegraph ‘Edgar Vincent has written a robust, level-headed account of Nelson’s life, particularly strong in its analysis of Nelson’s battles.’ – Adam Preston, Financial Times Shortlisted for the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 656 pp. 70 b/w illus. + 12 maps & battle diagrams PB ISBN 978-0-300-10861-3 £12.99*

Liberty’s Dawn A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution Emma Griffin This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For many, this was a period of new, and much valued, sexual and cultural freedom. ‘Liberty’s Dawn is a triumph, achieved in fewer than 250 gracefully written pages. They persuasively purvey Griffin’s historical conviction. She is intimate with her audience, wooing it and teasing it along the way.’ – Anthony Fletcher, Times Literary Supplement ‘This is a brave book that challenges accepted wisdom by offering a decidedly optimistic view of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the opportunities, freedoms and choices available to the working class.’ – Pat Hudson, Times Higher Education ‘Through the ‘messy tales’ of more than 350 working-class lives, Emma Griffin arrives at an upbeat interpretation of the Industrial Revolution most of us would hardly recognise. It is quite enthralling.’ – Elizabeth Grice, Oldie Magazine 2014 320 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20525-1 £12.99* IN PAPER

William Beckford First Prime Minister of the London Empire Perry Gauci ‘The first complete study of the life of one of the most important transatlantic figures of the mid-eighteenth century … deserves a wide historical readership.’ – David Armitage, Harvard University ‘Perry Gauci has brought to life an eighteenth century magnifico.’ – Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review 2013 304 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16675-0 £22.50*

Captain Cook Master of the Seas Frank McLynn Bestselling biographer Frank McLynn presents a vivid, remarkable reappraisal of Captain James Cook, illuminating an aspect of the legendary explorer’s life that has been largely overlooked by recent writers: his identity as a brilliant seaman. ‘A great biography of a fascinating and important life.’ – Joe Cushnan, Tribune 2012 512 pp. 45 colour illus. + 4 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-184310 £12.99*


Jack the Ripper

The Victorian Fight Against Filth Lee Jackson

The Forgotten Victims Paul Begg with John Bennett

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with ‘night soil’, graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them.

How many murdered women were victims of Jack the Ripper? This intriguing exploration of unsolved slayings in Britain and even across the seas illuminates the Ripper case, contemporary life in London, the gangs of London’s Whitechapel district, Victorian prostitutes, the public panic inspired by the crimes and fuelled by journalists, medical practices of the day, police procedures and competency, and the probable existence of other serial killers.

Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details – from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet – this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

‘A punchy, passionate, forgivably inconclusive book about London’s tawdry past life.’ – Stefanie Marsh, The Times

‘Dirty Old London is a treat – truly Victorian, in that it is shocking, entertaining, educational and grisly by turns.’ – Catherine Arnold, author of Necropolis: London and its Dead Available October 2014 304 pp. 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19205-6 £20.00*


The Great Charles Dickens Scandal Michael Slater Was Charles Dickens the secret lover of young actress Nelly Ternan? How would a man of his renown have hidden such an affair? This is the first complete account of the scandal that threatened to ruin Dickens and of the cover-up that continued for generations. ‘[An] elegant little history of how the truth came out, drop by scandalous drop.’ – John Bowen, Times Literary Supplement ‘Impeccably sourced and dashingly narrated.’ – Miranda Seymour, Sunday Telegraph 2014 232 pp. 16 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20528-2 £9.99* IN PAPER

Victorian Bloomsbury Rosemary Ashton ‘[An] indispensible addition to the literature on nineteenth century London. [Ashton] reminds us just how inexhaustibly fascinating that city was, and how much is still to be mined from its streets, its villages and its personalities.’ – Jerry White, Times Literary Supplement ‘In her absorbing book, researched from the ground up, Rosemary Ashton maps out a cultural history of Bloomsbury in the nineteenth century.’ – Kathryn Hughes, Guardian 2012 400 pp. 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15447-4 £25.00*

‘Provides much new and interesting detail. When it comes to the meticulous details of a murder, the minute-by-minute examination of a crime and its policing, Messrs. Begg and Bennett are the very best in the true-crime genre.’ – Judith Flanders, Wall Street Journal 2014 312 pp. 22 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11720-2 £20.00*

The Marquess of Queensberry Wilde’s Nemesis Linda Stratmann A riveting, complex picture of the man who is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. ‘More than just a biography, this is a brilliant portrait of an age in which homosexuality was beyond the pale, yet public fisticuffs and violent assaults in the streets were part and parcel of normal life … An irresistible page-turner, this biography combines high passion, violence, tragedy and farce.’ – Robert Carver, The Tablet Available August 2014 336 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20520-6 £10.99* IN PAPER

Palmerston A Biography David Brown


The first comprehensive biography of Lord Palmerston, a grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics who became foreign secretary, prime minister and one of the defining figures of his age.

Livingstone Revised and Expanded Edition Tim Jeal Jeal’s masterful biography draws on fresh sources and archival discoveries to provide the most accurate portrait yet of the celebrated explorer/ missionary who was first to cross Africa from coast to coast. ‘This lip-smacking biography inspires as well as thrills.’ – Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph 2013 456 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19100-4 £16.99*

Macaulay and Son Architects of Imperial Britain Catherine Hall A powerful, searching, critical account of the evangelical humanitarian and liberal imperialist who defined the parameters of nation and empire in the early/mid-nineteenth century. ‘The most rounded and fascinating biography of a political figure (let alone two) that it has ever been my pleasure to read.’ – Bernard Porter, London Review of Books ‘Remarkably valuable and eminently readable.’ – John MacKenzie, BBC History Magazine 2012 420 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16023-9 £35.00*

‘Rich, thoughtful … always rewarding … the surely definitive biography.’ – Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement ‘Brown is a superb writer and his Palmerston ought to be required reading for all students of 19th-century political history.’ – Amanda Foreman, Financial Times 2012 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17796-1 £16.99*

The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot Frank Prochaska ‘Frank Prochaska has shone an agreeable and revelatory light upon this great Victorian writer.’ – Roger Kimball, Literary Review 2013 224 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19554-5 £18.99*

In the Olden Time Victorians and the British Past Andrew Sanders This groundbreaking cultural survey of Victorian responses to British history sheds new light on the intersection of architecture, art, literature and religion in Victorian England. ‘Andrew Sanders’s book … as well as calling up a host of images from the Victoria era, challenges our own way of viewing, changing, cleansing and rose-tinting the past … superb colour illustrations.’ – A. N. Wilson, Times Literary Supplement 2013 344 pp. 80 colour + 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19042-7 £40.00* PMC


MODERN BRITAIN The Literary Churchill

The Gardens of the British Working Class

Author, Reader, Actor Jonathan Rose

Margaret Willes

This striking portrait of Churchill reveals the profound influence of literature and theatre on the life he composed for himself, his own writings, his political agenda and the critical decisions he made during World War II.

Spanning four centuries, Margaret Willes’s vibrant people’s history examines the myriad ways that the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables and flowers has played an integral role in everyday British life

Rose provides in this expansive literary biography an analysis of Churchill’s writings and their reception. The book also identifies an array of authors who shaped Churchill’s own writings and politics: George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Margaret Mitchell, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde and many more. Rose investigates the effect of Churchill’s passion for theatre on his approach to reportage, memoirs and historical works. Perhaps most remarkably, Rose reveals the unmistakable influence of Churchill’s reading on every important episode of his public life, including his championship of social reform, plans for the Gallipoli invasion, command during the Blitz, crusade for Zionism and efforts to prevent a nuclear arms race.

‘Margaret Willes’s overview of working-class gardens adds to this growing body of literature, and provides a great introduction to an often overlooked history … Thanks to books such as this, historians can no longer ignore the stories of these other gardens, created outside of the estate boundary.’ – Clare Hickman, BBC History Magazine

‘Jonathan Rose … has shown how Churchill excelled in the application of language to the exercise of power and concludes that he ‘modelled his politics on literature.’ The proof is abundant and well presented in this excellent, thorough and enjoyable biography that adds a fresh and fascinating dimension to a great statesman.’ – Lawrence James, The Times ‘This is one of the most remarkable books ever written about Winston Churchill. It is clever, fluent and based on wide reading, in and out of the archives. Rose … portrays [Churchill] as ‘an artist who used politics as his creative medium, as other writers used paper.’’ – Piers Brendon, Literary Review 2014 528 pp. 13 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20407-0 £25.00*


The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes Second Edition Jonathan Rose Now in its second edition, this landmark book provides an intellectual history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. Drawing on workers’ memoirs, social surveys, library registers and more, Jonathan Rose discovers which books people read, how they educated themselves and what they knew. A new preface uncovers the author’s journey into labour history, and its rewarding link to intellectual history. ‘Wherever possible, this brilliant piece of social history allows individuals from within the masses to speak out for themselves.’ – Julia Jones, This Week 2010 544 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15365-1 £14.99*

‘Willes’s book is a careful scholarly consideration of the evidence about Britain’s humblest plots, from medieval times onwards … the illustrations and images included in the text are particularly evocative, and often also very poignant. [They] provide the book’s rich texture and make for delightful and often surprising reading.’ – Emma Townshend, Independent on Sunday ‘Victorian industrialists and do-gooders … shine out like beacons of energy and determination from Margaret Willes’s marvellously illuminating book … Fascinating as a work of history, Willes’s book is – above all – a record of the passion that has led England to take pride in having bred a nation of gardeners.’ – Miranda Seymour, Literary Review 2014 416 pp. 21 colour + 87 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18784-7 £25.00* NEW

Isaac and Isaiah The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic David Caute A gripping account of the ideological clash between two of the most influential scholars of the Cold War years – Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher. ‘As a picture of the intellectual life of half a century, Isaac and Isaiah is a beguiling guide, superbly written and never less than absorbing.’ – Ferdinand Mount, Spectator 2013 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19209-4 £25.00*

Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London Judith R. Walkowitz ‘An entertaining study of early 20th century Soho … She is particularly astute on the importance of dancing both as a social activity and a source of female self-definition.’ – D. J. Taylor, Independent ‘An engrossing exploration of how a district that was not quite anywhere became a synonym for the multicultural city that is London today.’ – Judith Flanders, Sunday Telegraph 2012 432 pp. 8 pages of colour + 37 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15194-7 £25.00*


Men from the Ministry How Britain Saved Its Heritage Simon Thurley This engaging book details and explains the British government’s efforts to collect and open to the public over 800 historic buildings, monuments and sites in the years between 1900 and 1950. ‘Thurley is a well-placed guide to the characters who enabled this collecting spree and to the challenges that they faced; he tells a vivid story of how the country successfully established a vast open-air museum.’ – Apollo Magazine ‘Everyone involved with looking after historic buildings today … should read Simon Thurley’s … well-researched and readable book … Dr Thurley, as the chief executive of English Heritage since 2003 – and a former Director of the Museum of London and Curator of Historic Royal Palaces – is in an exceptional position to tell this tale, which he does at a cracking pace.’ – Jeremy Musson, Historic House Available September 2014 224 pp. 100 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20524-4 £10.99* IN PAPER

Beyond the Tower A History of East London John Marriott ‘He has done a brilliant job of gazing past the themepark standbys (from Jack the Ripper to the Krays) to give us a portrait of an area that once more – as in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries – contains pockets of wealth, as well as steep poverty.’ – Sinclair Mckay, Daily Telegraph 2012 440 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18775-5 £12.99*

Survey of London: Battersea The latest two volumes in the acclaimed Survey of London series offer a thorough account of the south London parish of Battersea.

Volume 49: Public, Commercial and Cultural Edited by Andrew Saint 2013 520 pp. 150 colour + 250 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19616-0 £75.00* PMC/EH

Volume 50: Houses and Housing Edited by Colin Thom 2013 520 pp. 150 colour + 250 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19617-7 £75.00* PMC/EH 2-Volume Set ISBN 978-0-300-19813-3 £135.00*

EARLY MODERN EUROPE The Field of Cloth of Gold

Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance

Glenn Richardson

The Legacy of the ‘Natural History’ Sarah Blake McHam

Richardson offers a bold new appraisal of the Field of Cloth of Gold, arguably the most extravagant and controversial international summit of the Renaissance era, providing fresh insights into the political realities of the sixteenth century and the mentalities of Europe’s monarchs. ‘Glen Richardson … provides a colourful and thorough guide to this 16th-century pageant of extravagance and power.’ – John Hinton, Catholic Herald ‘Glenn Richardson is rare among scholars of Tudor England in approaching the subject from an international perspective.’ – David Gelber, Literary Review

This landmark contribution to Renaissance studies is the first comprehensive evaluation of the enormous impact of Pliny’s work on the art and culture of Renaissance Italy. ‘Useful and ambitious … As much a work of reference as of narrative history, McHam’s book spells out more comprehensively than ever before the afterlife of Pliny’s histories of art.’ – James Hall, Times Literary Supplement 2013 464 pp. 120 colour + 105 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18603-1 £45.00*

The Travelling Artist in the Italian Renaissance

2013 288 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14886-2 £35.00

Geography, Mobility, and Style David Young Kim

Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

In this important and revelatory book, David Young Kim examines how mobility and travel affected the identities and artistic styles of artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Kim establishes connections between artists’ travel and responses to their work in early modern literature, with critical analysis of 16th-century written culture.

Kathleen Wellman A fascinating and grand-sweeping survey of the queens and significant mistresses of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century French court. ‘This scholarly, lively and absorbing narrative restores these women to the heart of any cultural or political history of France.’ – Suzannah Lipscomb, History Today

Available October 2014 304 pp. 63 colour + 104 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19867-6 £45.00*

2013 448 pp. 59 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17885-2 £30.00

Touching Objects

The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France Joseph Bergin Rich in detail and broad in scope, this majestic book is the first to reveal the interaction of politics and religion in France during the crucial years of the long seventeenth century. Joseph Bergin begins with the Wars of Religion, which proved to be longer and more violent in France than elsewhere in Europe and left a legacy of unresolved tensions between church and state with serious repercussions for each. He then draws together a series of unresolved problems – both practical and ideological – that challenged French leaders thereafter, arriving at an original and comprehensive view of the close interrelations between the political and spiritual spheres of the time.


Offering an alternative account of art and experience, this book spans the fields of art history, material culture and gender studies in its examination of how a variety of Italian Renaissance objects were lived with, looked at and responded to in their time.


The Book in the Renaissance Andrew Pettegree A groundbreaking study of the fascinating, yet largely unknown world of books in the first great age of print, 1450–1600.

The author considers the powerful religious dimension of French royal power even in the seventeenth century, the shift from reluctant toleration of a Protestant minority to increasing aversion, conflicts over the independence of the Catholic church and the power of the pope over secular rulers, and a wealth of other interconnected topics.

‘Paints a vivid, often surprising portrait of the West’s first ventures into the publishing industry … Pettegree writes with wit and fluency and he combines a broad, continent-girdling perspective with more focused analyses.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald

Available October 2014 392 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20769-9 £40.00*

2011 440 pp. 69 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17821-0 £16.99*


Bruce Gordon This brilliant portrait of Protestant reformer John Calvin reveals his human complexity, the sources of his convictions, and how he inspired and transformed the sixteenth-century world. The book captures a man at once arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous and shrewd. ‘Outstanding.’ – David A. Robertson, Prospect ‘Masterful … [this] biography succeeds spectacularly by allowing a vivid insight into the life and world of Calvin, using generous quotations from his correspondence.’ – Hilmar Pabel, Tablet 2011 416 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17084-9 £15.99*

Calvinism A History D. G. Hart The first single-volume history of Reformed Protestantism from its sixteenth-century origins to the present. ‘Hart does a wonderful job of tracing the faith’s journey beyond the well reported events of the 16th and 17th centuries.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald 2013 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14879-4 £25.00*

Intimate Experiences of Italian Fifteenth-Century Art Adrian W. B. Randolph

Available October 2014 352 pp. 50 colour + 150 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20478-0 £50.00*


The Serpent and the Lamb Cranach, Luther, and the Making of the Reformation Steven Ozment ‘Applying a historian’s eye to one of the greatest artists of the Reformation, Ozment paints an absorbing portrait of a cultural giant at the heart of tumultuous events. Martin Luther could not have found a truer friend, or a more brilliant craftsman, to bring his image to the public gaze.’ – Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews 2013 344 pp. 11 colour + 77 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19253-7 £12.99*

Brilliant Discourse Pictures and Readers in Early Modern Rome Evelyn Lincoln This book explores how images formed relationships between readers and makers of illustrated books in early modern Rome, through historical, art-historical and literary interpretation of these unusual hybrid publications. 2014 304 pp. 10 colour + 120 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20419-3 £40.00* NEW



Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II Geoffrey Parker Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of the most powerful European monarch of his day begins with his conception (1526) and ends with his ascent to Paradise (1603), two occurrences surprisingly well documented by contemporaries. Eminent historian Geoffrey Parker draws on four decades of research on Philip as well as a recent, extraordinary archival discovery – a trove of 3,000 documents in the vaults of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, unread since crossing Philip’s own desk more than four centuries ago. Many of them change significantly what we know about the king.

The Spanish Inquisition A Historical Revision Fourth Edition Henry Kamen In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen’s classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new – and thought-provoking – view of this fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and firmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. He concludes with disturbing reflections on the impact of state security organisations in our own time. ‘The best general book on the Spanish Inquisition both for its range and its depth of information.’ – Richard L. Kagan, New York Times Book Review 2014 512 pp. 14 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-18051-0 £14.99* EDITION

Philip of Spain Henry Kamen ‘The most persuasive, detailed and readable biography to date of Spain’s most celebrated monarch.’ – Anthony Pagden ‘Kamen makes his case for Philip from an impressive deployment of the massive archival sources, discovering a more human and spontaneous monarch.’ – Financial Times 1999 400 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07800-8 £15.99*


The book examines Philip’s long apprenticeship; his three principal interests (work, play and religion); and the major political, military and personal challenges he faced during his long reign. Parker offers fresh insights into the causes of Philip’s leadership failures: was his empire simply too big to manage, or would a monarch with different talents and temperament have fared better? Available October 2014 356 pp. 20 colour + 36 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19653-5 £25.00*


Also by Geoffrey Parker Global Crisis War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century See page 29

The Huguenots Geoffrey Treasure An unprecedented history of the entire Huguenot experience in France, from hopeful beginnings to tragic diaspora. ‘[An] enjoyable and authoritative account, which, in telling the story of the Huguenots, doubles as a fine political and religious history of France over the course of two troubled centuries.’ – Peter Marshall, Literary Review ‘A formidable work, covering complex, fascinating, horrifying and often paradoxical events over a period of more than 200 years … Treasure’s work is a monument to the courage and heroism of the Huguenots.’ – Piers Paul Read, Tablet Available September 2014 488 pp. 45 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20866-5 £14.99* IN PAPER

Cunegonde’s Kidnapping Spain, Europe and the Wider World 1500–1800 J. H. Elliott This extraordinarily wideranging volume gathers together J. H. Elliott’s recent writings on politics, art, culture and ideas in Europe and the colonial worlds from 1500 to 1800. Elliott’s many admirers will welcome this accessible collection of his influential and thought-provoking articles, lectures and essays. ‘[It is] a most welcome pleasure to have in one handsome volume this invaluable and wonderfully readable collection.’ – Fernando Cervantes, Times Literary Supplement 2009 352 pp. 31 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14537-3 £25.00*

An Atlas of the Peninsular War Ian Robertson ‘Ian Robertson has provided the perfect complement … with his own summaries a model of concise clarity … crystal clear and colourful maps of campaigns, battles and sieges that are simply superb … Anyone interested in the Peninsular War should buy this book.’ – Matthew Bennett, Military Illustrated 2010 160 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 77 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-14869-5 £25.00*

A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment Benjamin J. Kaplan In 1762 a religious war erupted on the Dutch-German border when a young Catholic woman named Cunegonde tried to kidnap a baby to prevent it from being baptized in a Protestant church. The first to tell the dramatic story, this gripping book shows how, in the supposedly tolerant Age of Enlightenment, such interfaith strife was still possible. Available January 2015 312 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18736-6 £19.99 NEW

Solomon’s Secret Arts The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment Paul Monod This illuminating book reveals the surprising extent to which great and lesser-known thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment embraced the spiritual, the magical and the occult. ‘A major pioneering work into a hitherto largely lost and important aspect of both the history of the occult and that of the Enlightenment.’ – Ronald Hutton, author of The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles ‘[A] well-researched and wide-ranging study in intellectual history.’ – William Whyte, Church Times 2013 440 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12358-6 £27.50*

Roman Fever Influence, Infection, and the Image of Rome, 1700–1870 Richard Wrigley An original and engaging look at how the climate, environment and blighted atmosphere in Rome impacted artistic inspiration and cultural production prior to the twentieth century. ‘A fascinating account of a forgotten chapter of cultural history.’ – Art & Antiques 2013 330 pp. 50 colour + 65 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19021-2 £45.00*

MODERN EUROPE Italian Venice


A History R. J. B. Bosworth

The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871 John Merriman

In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice – not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernisation, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the ‘Disneylandification’ of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes – the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernisation, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice’s history but its meanings, and how the city’s past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface. Available August 2014 352 pp. 35 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19387-9 £25.00*


Whispering City

In this gripping narrative, John Merriman explores the radical and revolutionary roots of the Commune, painting vivid portraits of the Communards – the ordinary workers, famous artists and extraordinary fire-starting women – and their daily lives behind the barricades, and examining the ramifications of the Commune on the role of the state and sovereignty in France and modern Europe. Enthralling, evocative and deeply moving, this narrative account offers a full picture of a defining moment in the evolution of state terror and popular resistance. Available October 2014 336 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17452-6 £20.00*



Rome and Its Histories R. J. B. Bosworth Historian Richard Bosworth draws upon his expertise in Italian pasts to explore the many layers of history found within the Eternal City. ‘A matchless history of Rome over the last two centuries.’ – Ian Thomson, Spectator 2011 358 pp. 33 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11471-3 £25.00*

Hans Christian Andersen European Witness Paul Binding This new account of Andersen’s beloved fairy tales and other writings reveals how the author captivated adults as well as children, how he influenced and was influenced by his times, and why his work stands at the very heart of mainstream European literature. The author considers the entire scope of Andersen’s prose, from his juvenilia to his very last story. He shows that Andersen’s numerous novels, travelogues, autobiographies and even his fairy tales (notably addressed not to children but to adults) earned a vast audience because they distilled the satisfactions, tensions, hopes and fears of Europeans as their continent emerged from the Napoleonic Wars. The book sheds new light on Andersen as an intellectual, his rise to international stardom and his connections with other eminent European writers. It also pays tribute to Andersen’s enlightened values – values that ensure the continuing appeal of his works. 2014 480 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16923-2 £25.00*

One of the most dramatic chapters in the history of nineteenth-century Europe, the Commune of 1871 was an eclectic revolutionary government that held power in Paris across eight weeks between 18 March and 28 May. Its brief rule ended in ‘Bloody Week’ – the brutal massacre of as many as 15,000 Parisians, and perhaps even more, who perished at the hands of the provisional government’s forces.


A Revolutionary Life Peter McPhee Was Robespierre a heroic martyr or a bloodthirsty tyrant? McPhee reevaluates the ideology and reality of ‘the Terror’, what Robespierre intended, and whether it represented an abandonment or a reversal of his early liberalism and sense of justice. ‘McPhee brilliantly evokes the weaknesses as well as the strengths of this thin-skinned, diminutive figure … As this stimulating book shows, those who come to play a leading part in times of upheaval are shaped by events rather than controlling them.’ – Malcolm Crook, BBC History Magazine 2013 320 pp. 31 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19724-2 £12.99*

Fashion Victims Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell This thoughtful, lavishly illustrated, and highly readable book offers an account of the fabulous French fashion world in the pre-Revolutionary period. The absorbing narrative demonstrates fashion’s crucial role as a visible and versatile medium for social commentary, and shows the glittering surface of eighteenth-century high society as well as its seedy underbelly. Available November 2014 256 pp. 40 colour + 160 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15438-2 £35.00*


Why the Romantics Matter Peter Gay With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media. Gay’s scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all? Guiding readers through the history of the romantic movement across Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland, Gay argues that the best way to conceptualise romanticism is to accept its complicated nature and acknowledge that there is no ‘single basket’ to contain it. Gay conceives of romantics in ‘families’, whose individual members share fundamental values but retain unique qualities. He concludes by demonstrating that romanticism extends well into the twentieth century, where its deep and lasting impact may be measured in the work of writers such as T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Available February 2015 224 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14429-1 £16.99*


European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche Frank M. Turner Edited by Richard A. Lofthouse

One of the most distinguished cultural and intellectual historians of our time, Frank Turner taught a landmark Yale University lecture course on European intellectual history that drew scores of students over many years. His lectures – lucid, accessible, beautifully written, and delivered with a notable lack of jargon – distilled modern European history from the Enlightenment to the dawn of the twentieth century and conveyed the turbulence of a rapidly changing era in European history through its ideas and leading figures. Richard A. Lofthouse, one of Turner’s former students, has now edited the lectures into a single volume that outlines the thoughts of a great historian on the forging of modern European ideas. Moreover, it offers a fine example of how intellectual history should be taught: rooted firmly in historical and biographical evidence. Available February 2015 320 pp. 14 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20729-3 £30.00*




Family Politics Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900–1950 Paul Ginsborg In this masterly twentieth-century history, Paul Ginsborg places the family at centre stage, a novel perspective from which to examine key moments of revolution and dictatorship. His groundbreaking book spans 1900 to 1950 and encompasses five nation states in the throes of dramatic transition: Russia in revolutionary passage from Empire to Soviet Union; Turkey in transition from Ottoman Empire to modern Republic; Italy, from liberalism to fascism; Spain during the Second Republic and Civil War; and Germany from the failure of the Weimar Republic to the National Socialist state.

experience the effects of political power, but are themselves actors in the historical process. The author brings human and personal elements to the fore with biographical details and individual family histories, along with a fascinating selection of family photographs and portraits. From World War I – an indelible backdrop and imprinting force on the first half of the twentieth century – to post-war dictatorial power and family engineering initiatives, to the conclusion of World War II, this book shines new light on the profound relations among revolution, dictatorship and family. ‘A most remarkable book, full of feeling and historical insight, very impressive in the range of knowledge on which it draws, and continuously enjoyable to read and stimulating to think about.’ – John Dunn, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Cambridge Available October 2014 576 pp. 12 colour + 36 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11211-5 £25.00*


Ginsborg explores the effects of political upheaval and radical social policies on family life and, in turn, the impact of families on revolutionary change itself. Families, he shows, do not simply

Becoming Freud


The Making of a Psychoanalyst Jewish Lives Series Adam Phillips

From Enlightenment to the Present Michael H. Kater

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud – Freud up until the age of fifty. Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls ‘Britain’s foremost psychoanalytical writer’, emphasises the largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud’s earliest years as the oldest – and favoured – son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other things, a psychology of the immigrant – increasingly, of course, everybody’s status in the modern world. Psychoanalysis was also Freud’s way of coming to terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as incorporating the writings of Freud and his contemporaries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians of the Jews in Europe in this significant period in their lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculating what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoanalytic movement over which he had to preside. ‘Telling a great story gracefully and with the clarity it deserves, in all its layers, Adam Phillips demonstrates that Freud remains central to the urgent questions of modernism – social, political and cultural, as well as psychological. I will be thinking about specific sentences in this book for a long time.’ – Robert Pinsky ‘Becoming Freud offers more than enough proof that Phillips is the ideal author of a book about Freud.’ – Talitha Stevenson, Financial Times 2014 192 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15866-3 £18.99*



Historian Michael H. Kater chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany’s most iconic cities in this fascinating and surprisingly provocative history of Weimar. Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment and hence the cradle of German culture in modern times. Goethe and Schiller made their reputations here, as did Franz Liszt and the young Richard Strauss. In the early twentieth century, the Bauhaus school was founded in Weimar. But from the 1880s on, the city also nurtured a powerful right-wing reactionary movement, and fifty years later, a repressive National Socialist regime dimmed Weimar’s creative lights, transforming the onetime artists’ utopia into the capital of its first Nazified province and constructing the Buchenwald death camp on its doorstep. Kater’s richly detailed volume offers the first complete history of Weimar in any language, from its meteoric eighteenth-century rise up from obscurity through its glory days of unbridled creative expression to its dark descent back into artistic insignificance under Nazi rule and, later, Soviet occupation and beyond. ‘Michael Kater has written a vivid account of the evolution of a German town that is also a powerful symbol of German culture: of the heights but also the depths. The result is that this is not just a history of Weimar, it is a profoundly insightful examination of the dilemmas of Germans in the face of their heritage.’ – Harold James, author of Europe Reborn: A History, 1914–2000 Available August 2014 480 pp. 29 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6 £25.00*


Artists Under Hitler Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany Jonathan Petropoulos ‘What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?’ Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany’s darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime’s public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist. Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their attempts to find accommodation with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) as well as others whose desire for official acceptance was realised (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). Collectively these ten figures illuminate the complex history of Nazi Germany, while individually they provide haunting portraits of people facing difficult choices and grave moral questions. Available January 2015 416 pp. 12 colour + 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19747-1 £25.00*


Hitler’s Berlin Abused City Thomas Friedrich In this entirely new account of Hitler’s relationship with Berlin, the author explores how Germany’s capital captivated Hitler’s imagination and how he sought to redesign the city to align with his obsessions and ambitions. ‘Our understanding of Hitler’s rise to power, of Berlin’s much debated role in it, of Hitler’s relations with the capital, and of the Nazi movement within Berlin have all been enhanced by the careful scholarship of this impressive volume.’ – Contemporary Review 2012 480 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16670-5 £29.99*

A German Generation An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century Thomas A. Kohut ‘Kohut comes up with a brilliant and unconventional structure to deal with this collective story. These are short and concise texts which also serve as an introduction to the central questions of twentiethcentury German history.’ – Dorothee Wierling, German History 2013 352 pp. 1 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19245-2 £15.99

MODERN EUROPE Hitler’s Hangman

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

The Life of Heydrich Robert Gerwarth This chilling biography tells the full story of the ‘Butcher of Prague’ for the first time. One of the most dangerous men in the Third Reich, Heydrich commanded the SS Security Service, the Gestapo and the Nazi Criminal Police; organised the SS killing squads; and helped plan the ‘Final Solution’. Robert Gerwarth weaves together little-known stories of Heydrich’s private life with his deeds as head of the Nazi Reich Security Main Office. Fully exploring Heydrich’s progression from a privileged middle-class youth to a rapacious mass murderer, Gerwarth sheds new light on the complexity of Heydrich’s adult character, his motivations, the incremental steps that led to unimaginable atrocities and the consequences of his murderous efforts toward re-creating the entire ethnic makeup of Europe. ‘The outstanding definitive scholarly and heartbreakingly horrible biography of the repellent mastermind of the Holocaust.’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore, BBC History Magazine ‘At the subsequent grand public funeral, Nazi leaders eulogised Heydrich as the perfect Nazi. This intelligent and readable biography shows how he had made himself into one, and Gerwarth explains persuasively what motivated Heydrich to do so.’ – Richard J. Evans, Times Higher Education ‘Drawing on profound research, Robert Gerwarth presents a penetrating, authoritative analysis of the ruthless personality and murderous career of the man who directed the Third Reich’s police state and became a driving-force in the programme to exterminate Europe’s Jews.’ – Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler 2012 416 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18772-4 £12.99*

Forbidden Music The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis Michael Haas This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century. ‘Michael Haas’ important new study … not only tells us about the ‘Forbidden’ music and musicians but also investigates the origins of this appalling episode … Haas writes eloquently about the marginalisation and suppression of the non-Aryan music and the murders and migrations that followed.’ – Daniel Snowman, History Today ‘This compelling exploration of the role Jewish musicians and composers played in the cultural life of the Prussian and Austro-Hungarian Empire … is rich in unexpected facts and quotes.’ – Rebecca K Morrison, Independent 2014 376 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20535-0 £12.99* IN PAPER

Ian Kershaw A deeply insightful social history of Hitler’s rise to power and the attitudes of the German people during the era of the Third Reich. ‘This short book goes to the heart of the great debates over Nazism, then examines the progress of the debates themselves … An important contribution to the historiography of the Second World War. Plus it’s a page-turner.’ – Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday ‘An excellent chance to acquire, in a single volume, Kershaw’s writings on the Holocaust … The classic essays in the first two sections of the book will remain required reading for students of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust for years to come.’ – Dan Stone, BBC History Magazine ‘To a field that is increasingly fragmented, faddish and cursed by jargon, Kershaw brings a grounded, unified perspective that is conveyed with precision and clarity. His unflashy style, personal reticence and sheer decency are, sadly, too often absent among ‘celebrity historians’. – David Cesarini, Literary Review 2009 400 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15127-5 £12.99*

Belonging and Genocide Hitler’s Community, 1918–1945 Thomas Kühne How could the German people have condoned and participated in the Holocaust? Thomas Kühne offers a provocative answer to this troubling question. He shows how the Nazis used the human desire for community to build a genocidal society. ‘This is a gripping, even splendid book, synthesizing a breathtaking amount of material.’ – Margaret Lavinia Anderson, University of California, Berkeley 2013 224 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19828-7 £20.00*

Hitler’s Philosophers Yvonne Sherratt A gripping account of the philosophers who supported Hitler’s rise to power and those whose lives were wrecked by his regime. ‘A powerful portrait of collaboration, and corruption.’ –John Cornwell, Financial Times ‘Sherratt has done a superb job in showing how significant philosophers … betrayed their duty to humanity, and how scores of insignificant philosophers sold their souls for professorial chairs.’ – Andrew Roberts, Commentary Magazine ‘Hitler’s Philosophers … is a sobering and disturbing tale.’ – Alasdair Palmer, Sunday Telegraph

Exit Berlin How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany Charlotte R. Bonelli With translations from the German by Natascha Bodemann

This remarkable collection of letters between German Jews trapped in Nazi Germany and their relatives in the United States offers rare insights into the challenges of an average American family responding to desperate requests for refuge and aid. Luzie Hatch had faithfully preserved her letters both to and from far-flung relatives during the World War II era as well as copies of letters written on their behalf. This extraordinary collection, now housed at the American Jewish Committee Archives, serves as the framework for Exit Berlin. Charlotte Bonelli offers a vantage point rich with historical context, from biographical information about the correspondents to background on U.S. immigration laws, conditions at the Vichy internment camps, refuge in Shanghai and many other topics, thus transforming the letters into a riveting narrative. ‘Exit Berlin is a powerful and important work that sheds significant light on what one person with determination and imagination could – and could not do – to save those she loved during the critical period of 1933–42.’ – Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies, American Jewish University 2014 320 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19752-5 £20.00*


A World Without Jews The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide Alon Confino Why exactly did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? This gripping new analysis draws on an array of archives across three continents to propose a penetrating new assessment of one of the central moral problems of the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confino demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the prewar years. The author explores how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. He traces the stories the Nazis told themselves – where they came from and where they were heading – and how those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilisation to arise. The creation of this new empire required that Jews and Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was the inspiration – and justification – for Kristallnacht. As Germans imagined a future world without Jews, persecution and extermination became imaginable, and even justifiable. 2014 304 pp. 32 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18854-7 £20.00*


2014 328 pp. 14 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20547-3 £10.99* IN PAPER


MODERN EUROPE Orderly and Humane

Auschwitz and After

The Trouble with History

The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War R. M. Douglas

Second Edition Charlotte Delbo

Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution Adam Michnik

Why did the Allied nations violently expel many millions of German-speaking civilians from their homes across Europe in the wake of the Second World War? This book reveals for the first time the full story of an unparalleled episode of mass human rights abuse. ‘This important, powerful, and moving book should be on the desk of every international policymaker as well as every historian of twentieth-century Europe. Characterised by assured scholarship, cool objectivity and convincing detail, it is also a passionate plea for tolerance and fairness in a multicultural world.’ – Richard J. Evans, New Republic 2013 512 pp. 12 b/w illus. + 1 map PB ISBN 978-0-300-19820-1 £16.99*

‘An immensely readable book … a humane history … will surely act not only as a standard work on GDR society, but also as a model for the emerging social history of post-war Europe.’ – Josie McLellan, Reviews in History / History in Focus 2008 352 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-14424-6 £18.99*

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‘No other ‘Auschwitz’ writer than Charlotte Delbo has so clearly shown human detail and human depth.’ – John Felstiner Available November 2014 384 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-19077-9 £15.99* EDITION

Memory Unearthed The Łódz´ Ghetto Holocaust Photographs of Henryk Ross Edited by Maia-Mari Sutnik With essays by Maia-Mari Sutnik, Bernice Eisenstein, Robert Jan van Pelt, Michael Mitchell and Eric Beck Rubin

From 1941 to 1944, the Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross was a member of an official team documenting the implementation of Nazi policies in the Łódz´ Ghetto in Poland. Covertly, he captured on film scores of both quotidian and intimate moments of Jewish life. In 1944, he buried thousands of negatives in an attempt to save this secret record. After the war, Ross returned to Poland to retrieve them. Although some were destroyed by nature and time, many negatives survived. Memory Unearthed presents a selection of the nearly 3,000 surviving images – along with original prints and other archival material – from the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ross’s images offer a startling and moving new representation of one of humanity’s greatest tragedies.


Edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross; Translated by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk and Roman Czarny

Eastern European dissident Adam Michnik, one of the most courageous and controversial journalists of our age, compares modernday Poland to post-revolutionary France in this profound and brilliant meditation on politics, morality, history and the ‘virus of fundamentalism’. Michnik employs deep historical analysis and keen political observation in his insightful five-point philosophical meditation on morality in public life, ingeniously expounding on history, religion, moral thought and the present political climate in his native country and throughout Europe. 2014 208 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18597-3 £18.99


An Uncanny Era

The Matter of a Life Jewish Lives Series Berel Lang

East German Society from Hitler to Honecker Mary Fulbrook


Written by a member of the French resistance who became an important literary figure in postwar France, this moving memoir of life and death in Auschwitz and the postwar experiences of women survivors has become a key text for Holocaust studies classes. This second edition includes an updated and expanded introduction and new bibliography by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer.

Primo Levi

The People’s State

Available September 2014 240 pp. 350 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20722-4 £25.00* AGO

Translated by Rosette C. Lamont With a New Introduction by Lawrence L. Langer

‘An informative and wide-ranging guide to the life and work of a man, who like Dante before him, had been to hell and back.’ – Ian Thomson, Evening Standard ‘In this concise, well-researched, unemotional account of the writer’s life and death, philosopher and Holocaust scholar Berel Lang remains scrupulously agnostic about such straightforward cause and effect.’ – Tim Adams, Observer 2014 192 pp. 7 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13723-1 £18.99*

Contesting Democracy Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe Jan-Werner Müller This brilliant guide to European political ideas and thinkers spans the twentieth century. With special focus on Fascism and Stalinism and their legacies, the author illuminates both the century’s ideological extremes and how Europeans built lasting liberal democracies in the second half of the century. ‘[An] impressive survey of twentieth-century European political thought.’ – Tony Barber, Financial Times

Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik Edited, translated and with an introduction by Elzbieta Matynia A remarkable series of political discussions between Czechoslovakian playwright and president Vaclav Havel and esteemed Polish journalist Adam Michnik – two of the leading intellectual icons of the revolution in Eastern Europe – is published in book form and in English for the first time. 2014 264 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20403-2 £18.99


Sarah The Life of Sarah Bernhardt Jewish Lives Series Robert Gottlieb Though the Bernhardt literature is vast, Gottlieb’s Sarah is the first Englishlanguage biography to appear in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory through which an illegitimate – and scandalous – daughter of a courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France.

‘This is a pathbreaking study in the intellectual history of Europe in our time. Analysing ideas that had political impact, Jan-Werner Müller illuminates a never-ending debate about true and false democracy.’ – Timothy Garton Ash

‘Wise, funny, affectionate and enjoyable.’ – John Carey, The Sunday Times

2013 305 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19412-8 £15.99*

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2013 256 pp. 94 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19259-9 £15.99*

MODERN EUROPE Croatia A Nation Forged in War Third Edition Marcus Tanner Marcus Tanner plots the turbulence and drama of Croatia’s past and – drawing on his own experience and interviews with many of the leading figures in Croatia’s conflict – explains its violent history since Tito’s death in 1980. ‘A colourful mosaic of the nation’s history. Well structured and highly readable … His insights into the culture and lives of the area’s people are both profound and balanced, and are supported by much expert opinion … a timely and important work of reference.’ – Marcus Keane, Irish Times 2010 384 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16394-0 £12.99*

The Danube A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest Nick Thorpe In this engaging and entertaining book the author takes an unexpected journey up the entire length of the Danube River and provides a vivid record of the people he encounters, the recent and ancient history of the region, and the lands through which the great river flows. ‘In this leisurely amalgam of travelogue and history, Nick Thorpe … has done the Danube and its ancient people proud.’ – Ian Thomson, Sunday Telegraph ‘A review can’t encompass the majestic canvas of Thorpe’s book. Wise, thoughtful, unprejudiced and consistently absorbing, it is also beautifully written.’ – Miranda Seymour, Literary Review 2014 328 pp. 32 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20545-9 £12.99* IN PAPER

Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus Arthur Tsutsiev Translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

A magnificent collection of fifty-six original maps with commentaries that detail the ethnic, religious and linguistic makeup of the Caucasus – the region located between the Black and Caspian Seas that contains Europe’s highest mountain – from the eighteenth century to the present. The highly detailed maps and text untangle the exceptionally complicated history of this area, poised between Europe and Asia, which has been marked by ethnic conflicts and changing political borders. The Atlas illuminates the conflicting historical visions of homelands and borders, and provides a comprehensive reference tool for scholars, geographers and historians. 2014 240 pp. 57 colour maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-15308-8 £40.00


The Passage to Europe How a Continent Became a Union Luuk van Middelaar This timely book provides a gripping account of the realities of power politics among European states and between their leaders. Drawing on long experience working behind the scenes, Luuk van Middelaar captures the dynamics and tensions shaping the European Union from its origins until today.

The Art of Peacemaking Selected Political Essays by István Bibó István Bibó Translated by Péter Pásztor Edited and with an Introduction by Iván Zoltán Dénes With a Foreword by Adam Michnik

This magisterial compendium of essays introduces English-speaking audiences to the work of Hungarian essayist István Bibó, one of the foremost theorists and psychologists of twentieth-century European politics and culture. Available February 2015 480 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20378-3 £50.00

The Serbs

‘A discerning, balanced, gracefully written book, flavoured with the insights of political science but filled with the meat of European Union history over six decades.’ – Tony Barber, Financial Times

History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia Third Edition Tim Judah

‘Philosophically informed and historically sensitive … [offering] a subtle and detailed account of the evolution of the Union.’ – Larry Siedentop, Times Literary Supplement ‘A brilliant account of the development of the European Union.’ – Vernon Bogdanor, Times Higher Education, Book of the Year 2014 392 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20533-6 £12.99* IN PAPER

The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation Third Edition Andrew Wilson An acute, informed, and insightful account of Ukraine and its people. Andrew Wilson focuses on the complex relations between Ukraine and Russia and explains the different versions of the past propagated by Ukrainians and Russians. He also examines the continuing debates over identity, culture and religion in Ukraine since its independence in 1991. ‘A lively, detailed and eminently sensible exploration of who the Ukrainians are and why they are important … should become required reading for anyone with a serious interest in Eastern Europe.’ – Literary Review 2009 416 pp. 52 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15476-4 £14.99*

Journalist Tim Judah witnessed firsthand many of the most horrifying episodes of the war in former Yugoslavia while on assignment from 1990–1995. Judah offers here a history of the Serbs from medieval times to the present, combining a gripping personal description of the war with a skillful analysis of the historical and cultural context out of which it emerged. ‘An ambitious and valiant attempt to bring together the real history of the Serbs and the myths and theories in which that history was handed down.’ – Melanie McDonagh, Evening Standard 2010 368 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15826-7 £12.99*

Genocide on the Drina River ´ ´ Edina Becirevic Edina Becirevic’s scholarly yet intensely personal history of the ethnic cleansing committed by Serbians against Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s is an essential in-depth study of the devastating and dehumanising effects of genocide on individual destinies and the mechanisms of its denial. Available August 2014 264 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19258-2 £40.00*


The Euro

Ukrainian Nationalism Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929–1956 Myroslav Shkandrij This revealing historical analysis of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists argues that the previously ignored creative literature of interwar nationalism offers a key insight into nationalism’s potent mythmaking. Available March 2015 344 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20628-9 £50.00



The Battle for the New Global Currency New Edition David Marsh ‘A detailed and illuminating account of [the Euro’s] origins, its record and its prospects.’ – Roger Morgan, Times Higher Education ‘There are not many economists in Marsh’s generation who have been present at so many of the vital moments or who can call on such an impressive roster of interviewees as background research. He is especially good on the way that the two great European projects of our time – economic and political union – have counteracted each other.’ – Philip Collins, The Times 2011 352 pp. 22 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17674-2 £12.99*


RUSSIA Siberia

Leon Trotsky

Stalin’s Wars

A History of the People Janet M. Hartley

A Revolutionary’s Life Jewish Lives Series Joshua Rubenstein

From World War to Cold War, 1939–1953 Geoffrey Roberts

Siberia is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the course of four centuries. Janet M. Hartley explores the history of this vast Russian wasteland – whose very name is a common euphemism for remote bleakness and exile – through the lives of the people who settled there, either willingly, desperately, or as prisoners condemned to exile or forced labour in mines or the gulag. From the Cossack adventurers’ first incursions into ‘Sibir’ in the late sixteenth century to the exiled criminals and political prisoners of the Soviet era to present-day impoverished Russians and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in the oil-rich north, Hartley’s comprehensive history offers a vibrant, profoundly human account of Siberia’s development. One of the world’s most inhospitable regions is humanised through personal narratives and colourful case studies as ordinary – and extraordinary – everyday life in ‘the nothingness’ is presented in rich and fascinating detail. ‘In this vivid, carefully researched and authoritative work, Janet Hartley blends overall survey with individual case studies – many drawn from local archives – to throw light on Siberia as a part of Russia, yet also as a distinct region with its own marked characteristics. It should become the standard work on its subject.’ – Geoffrey Hosking, author of Russia and the Russians: From the Earliest Times to the Present 2014 312 pp. 26 b/w illus. + 11 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-16794-8 £25.00*


St Petersburg Shadows of the Past Catriona Kelly Fragile, gritty and vital to an extraordinary degree, St Petersburg is one of the world’s most alluring cities – a place in which the past is at once ubiquitous and inescapably controversial. Yet outsiders are far more familiar with the city’s pre-1917 and Second World War history than with its recent past. In this beautifully illustrated and highly original book, Catriona Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been fundamental to St Petersburg’s residents. Weaving together oral history, personal observation, literary and artistic texts, journalism and archival materials, she traces the at times paradoxical feelings of anxiety and pride that were inspired by living in the city, both when it was socialist Leningrad, and now. ‘There is no book quite like it. St Petersburg, one of the cultural and architectural wonders of the world, is brought to life in all its glory and not a little squalor by an adoptive Petersburger.’ – Robert Service, author of Stalin: A Biography 2013 488 pp. 12 pages of colour + 110 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16918-8 £25.00*


A clear-eyed exploration of the career of Leon Trotsky, the tragic hero who ‘dreamed of justice and then wreaked havoc’, by a leading expert on human rights and the former Soviet Union. ‘Both a good read and a balanced, plausible interpretation of the man in his times … he achieves the mixture of empathy and critical distance that a good biographer needs.’ – Sheila Fitzpatrick, Guardian ‘Rubenstein handles complex issues sensitively in this accessible introduction to a flawed but fascinating twentieth-century giant.’ – John McIlroy, Times Higher Education 2013 240 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19832-4 £10.99*

The Soviet Theater A Documentary History Edited by Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky A panoramic history of Soviet theatre from the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the USSR, this monumental work explores in words and pictures how Russian drama survived, adapted and innovated under harsh totalitarian pressures and restrictions decades after the heydays of Gorky, Gogol and Chekhov. 2014 784 pp. 61 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19476-0 £75.00


Like a Bomb Going Off Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia Janice Ross Foreword by Lynn Garafola

The courageous life and work of a largely unheralded but truly iconic genius, the Russian Jewish choreographer Leonid Yakobson, whose politically risky ballets continually provoked the repressive Soviet political authorities, is celebrated in this moving and powerful biography. Available January 2015 480 pp. 61 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20763-7 £30.00*


Works in Progress Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930–1963 Jenny Leigh Smith

A provocative reassessment of Stalin’s military and political leadership during the most important years of his career. ‘Will provoke lively debate … a must-read for anyone with an interest in Stalin and his times.’ – BBC History Magazine 2008 496 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-13622-7 £16.99*

Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943 Annals of Communism Series Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr and John Earl Haynes This book – the first to examine coded telegraphs exchanged between Comintern supervisors in Moscow and Communist Party leaders around the world – enriches our understanding of Soviet political influence during the crucial decade from 1933–1943. ‘Adds significant detail to our knowledge of the Comintern’s history; the materials cited will prove invaluable to future historians.’ – Geoffrey Roberts, University College Cork 2014 320 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19822-5 £25.00*


Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism and the Cold War, Alan Barenberg A major work of cutting-edge historiography, Alan Barenberg’s history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost originally established as a prison camp complex during the Soviet Union’s Stalinist era, offers a radical reassessment of the infamous ‘Gulag Archipelago’. 2014 352 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17944-6 £40.00


Stalin’s World Dictating the Soviet Order Sarah Davies and James Harris Drawing on recently declassified material from Stalin’s personal archive, this is the first attempt by scholars to systematically analyse the ways in which Stalin interpreted and envisioned his world.

The first full inquiry into the Soviet Union’s failed project to industrialise and modernise its agricultural system. Acknowledging the impact of hubris and shortsightedness, the author gives balanced consideration to the achievements and successes, however modest.

‘Davies and Harris are THE specialists on Stalin’s personal archive, which contains the dictator’s notes, rough drafts and correspondence. They present a careful study of how Stalin processed information in areas ranging from terror to art, foreign policy to leadership technique, class to cults of personality. This will be the standard scholarly work on Stalin for years to come.’ – J. Arch Getty, author of Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Available December 2014 288 pp. 5 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20069-0 £50.00 NEW

Available January 2015 360 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18281-1 £50.00


RUSSIA Stalin and the Lubianka A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922–1953 Annals of Communism Series David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov This fascinating documentary history is the first Englishlanguage exploration of Joseph Stalin’s relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. The story follows the changing functions, organisation and fortunes of the political police and security organs from the early 1920s until Stalin’s death in 1953, and it provides documented detail about how Stalin used these organs to achieve and maintain undisputed power. Although written as a narrative, it includes translations of more than 170 documents from Soviet archives. Available February 2015 400 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17189-1 £50.00


Silence Was Salvation Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union Annals of Communism Series Cathy A. Frierson Roughly ten million children were victims of political repression in the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era, the sons and daughters of peasants, workers, scientists, physicians and political leaders considered by the regime to be dangerous to the political order. Ten grown victims, who as children suffered banishment, starvation, disease, anti-Semitism and trauma resulting from their parents’ condemnation and arrest, now freely share their stories. The result is a powerful and moving oral history that will profoundly deepen the reader’s understanding of life in the U.S.S.R. under the despotic reign of Joseph Stalin. Available January 2015 288 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17945-3 £16.99

The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944 A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives Annals of Communism Series Richard Bidlack and Nikita Lomagin Translations by Marian Schwartz

Based on new archival research, this book presents a comprehensive account of the response of Soviet authorities and the population at large to the German siege of Leningrad in 1941–1944, during which close to one million Leningraders perished. ‘This is a book that has much of value not only for student and general readers but also for specialists. It adds up to a uniquely informative account of what Bidlack and Lomagin call the ‘biggest challenge’ that people in the city popularly known as Piter had ever faced.’ – Catriona Kelly, University of Oxford 2014 552 pp. 76 b/w illus., 5 maps, 3 tables PB ISBN 978-0-300-19816-4 £25.00*

Funding Loyalty The Economics of the Communist Party The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism and the Cold War Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev Funding Loyalty examines the Soviet communist party’s financial operations and its budget from the 1930s through 1960s, providing a fresh look at the evolution of the party and its role in the Soviet economy and society as a whole. 2013 224 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16436-7 £25.00


Gulag Voices An Anthology Annals of Communism Series Edited by Anne Applebaum Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum brings together a unique collection of Gulag survivors’ memoirs. ‘Applebaum has performed an invaluable service … She has put together a marvellous collection of memoirs, stories and reminiscences written by surviving Gulag inmates ranging from the 1920s when Lenin opened camps in the first days after the Revolution, to the late 1970s, a time when most Westerners, as well as Russians, presumed that such places no longer existed.’ – Victor Sebestyen, Spectator ‘Applebaum … is the ideal editor, providing introductions to each account, as well as a general explanation of the Gulag system. Her selection, each depicting a different aspect of Gulag life, leaves an unforgettable impression.’ – Anthony Beevor, Mail on Sunday 2012 216 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17783-1 £12.99*

Practicing Stalinism Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition J. Arch Getty In old Russia, patron/client relations, ‘clan’ politics, and a variety of other informal practices spanned the centuries. Working from heretofore unused documents from the Communist archives, J. Arch Getty shows how these political practices and traditions have persisted throughout the twentieth-century Soviet Union and down to the present day. ‘There hasn’t been much sign of Russian ‘democratisation’ recently. Perhaps it’s time to get back to history, Arch Getty’s new book suggests, and the ‘deep structures’ of patrimonial power that have underpinned Russian elite politics from medieval times up to the present. This richly documented and wide-ranging study has made a compelling case for doing so.’ – Stephen White, University of Glasgow 2013 384 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16929-4 £30.00

Russia’s Cold War From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall Jonathan Haslam Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. Russia’s Cold War fills a significant gap in our understanding of the most important geopolitical rivalry of the twentieth century. ‘The first comprehensive account of Soviet policy between the October Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall, using an astonishing array of original materials that take readers into the heart of decisionmaking in Moscow and its satellites.’ – Michael Burleigh, Sunday Telegraph ‘An exciting ride through post-war history … [This] book lets off fireworks that light up many shadowy corners.’ – Robert Service, Times Literary Supplement 2012 544 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18819-6 £18.99*

Myth, Memory, Trauma Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953–70 Polly Jones Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. ‘At every step, Jones presents a nuanced, complex and detailed examination of the attempt to come to terms with Stalin’s memory and legacy over two decades … an important contribution to the question of the way nations deal with their difficult and traumatic histories.’ – Lara Cook, Times Higher Education 2013 376 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18512-6 £45.00

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway Russia and the Communist Past David Satter This compelling and original book explores why Russia has ignored the lessons of its tragic Communist experience and shows how a deep-rooted lack of respect for the individual blocks the nation’s way to a stable and democratic future. ‘A meticulous, sweeping and wrenching history of Russia’s burial of Soviet crimes.’ – Andrew Gardner, European Voice ‘Impeccably argued.’ – Donald Rayfield, Literary Review 2013 400 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19237-7 £12.99


WORLD WAR I & II The Great War for Peace William Mulligan A new look at the legacy of World War I, a war fought for peace yet followed by a century of devastating violence. This provocative book argues that the first two decades of the twentieth century – and the First World War in particular – played an essential part in the construction of a peaceful new order on a global scale. Historian William Mulligan takes an entirely fresh look at the aspirations of statesmen, soldiers, intellectuals and civilians who participated in the war and at the new ideas about peace that were forged. While the hope for ultimate peace may have legitimised and even intensified the violence of the war, it also broadened conventional ideas about international politics and led to the emergence of such institutions as the League of Nations and the International Labour Organization. The experience of the First World War reinforced humanitarian concerns in political life and focused attention on building a better and more peaceful world order, Mulligan shows. 2014 456 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17377-2 £25.00*


Gallipoli The End of the Myth Robin Prior ‘History of a very high order … the best account by far of the campaign in 1915–16.’ – Jay Winter ‘A near definitive analysis of the campaign … It is military history of the highest order.’ – Mark Lasswell, Wall Street Journal ‘This is an excellent text with new insights, and one which is sure to provoke further debate.’ – Matthew Hughes, English Historical Review 2010 304 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16894-5 £10.99*

The Somme Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson Despite superior air and artillery power, British soldiers died in catastrophic numbers at the Battle of Somme in 1916. What went wrong, and who was responsible? This book meticulously reconstructs the battle, assigns responsibility to military and political leaders, and changes forever the way we understand this encounter and the history of the Western Front. ‘A precise and authentic record of the campaign, reconstructed from the public archives.’ – Ben Macintyre, The Times 2006 368 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-11963-3 £14.00*


Poilu The World War I Notebooks of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914–1918 Louis Barthas Translated by Edward M. Strauss

A French foot soldier’s harrowing record of life and death in the trenches of World War I describes the exhausting years of combat, horrific losses and the absurdities of military life. No book could better dispel romantic notions of war. This excellent new translation brings Barthas’ wartime writings to English-language readers for the first time. Recounting bloody battles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own officers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie between French poilus and their German foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers directly into the heart of the Great War. 2014 472 pp. 18 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19159-2 £25.00*


The Making of the First World War Ian F. W. Beckett In this original and spellbinding reinterpretation of the Great War, a noted historian turns the spotlight on twelve military, political and cultural events – some nearly forgotten – whose legacies continue to shape our world today. ‘This book offers genuine insight into the wider war, political and diplomatic as well as military. Written by a historian at the height of his powers, this book will get readers to think outside the box, and weigh the relative importance of the various fronts of the land war, the war in the air and war at sea.’ – Richard Holmes ‘The sum of the various component parts is a thought-provoking book that certainly repays reading. It breaks away from a narrow interpretation of the First World War and is all the better for it.’ – Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine 2014 288 pp. 12 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20664-7 £12.99* IN PAPER

Life, Death and Growing Up on the Western Front Anthony Fletcher Drawing on the correspondence of British soldiers on the Western Front, this book provides a vivid account of their experiences and reveals the comradeship, humour and strong morale that sustained them in the face of the horrors of war. ‘Both moving and coolly analytical, it is an excellent book.’ – Nigel Jones, Literary Review ‘Fletcher investigates how letters played a key role in shaping the military experience.’ – Emma Stinchcombe, BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine ‘Can indeed be warmly recommended as an original, intelligent and perceptive book which stands out from the massed volumes assembling on the centennial bandwagon.’ – Stuart Bell, Methodist Recorder 2013 352 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19553-8 £20.00*

Passchendaele The Untold Story Second Edition Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson ‘The clearest and most balanced picture yet of a battle whose very name evokes the horror and supposed futility of [World War I].’ – John Grigg, Spectator

The Great War Seen from the Air In Flanders Fields, 1914–1918 Birger Stichelbaut and Piet Chielens The relentless progression of World War I and the devastated wartime landscape of Flanders Fields are presented in unprecedented detail in a unique historical record comprised primarily of aerial photographs taken over the bitter four-year course of the Great War. ‘Splendid … chilling … Publishers are flooding the market with books describing various aspects of [the Great War]. But none of them can surpass this book’s visual explanation.’ – Anthony Brandt (blog review) 2014 352 pp. 532 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19658-0 £40.00* MF

War/Photography Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels, with Natalie Zelt Featuring over 525 powerful images and analysis from esteemed scholars, this ambitious book offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict.

‘Belongs in every World War I collection.’ – Agnes F. Peterson, History

‘One of the most remarkable histories of war – modern war – and its human impact ever to be published.’ – Marina Vaizey, Tablet

2002 288 pp. 35 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09307-0 £12.99*

2013 612 pp. 179 colour + 364 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17738-1 £60.00* MFH

WORLD WAR I & II Monty’s Men

December 1941

The British Army and the Liberation of Europe John Buckley

Twelve Days that Began a World War Evan Mawdsley

Historian John Buckley offers a radical re-examination of Great Britain’s military prowess in the last years of World War Two, suggesting that the oftmaligned British Army was, in fact, more than a match for the Nazi war machine. ‘A valuable addition to our understanding of the role of British forces during the final stages of the conflict.’ – Jonathan Eaton, Military History ‘It is a worthy and ultimately convincing argument.’ – Alan Allport, Literary Review ‘Buckley has taken an interesting approach to a familiar subject and he argues his case well.’ – John Grehan, Britain at War Magazine Winner of the Templer Medal, awarded by the Army Historical Research Society 2014 384 pp. 25 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20534-3 £12.99* IN PAPER

Five Days in London May 1940 John Lukacs The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940, altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs’s magisterial book. ‘A brilliant, heavyweight little book … a modern history that refuses easy answers: its skillful concision cuts painfully to the bone and spills real blood on the carpets of Whitehall and Westminster.’ – The Times ‘Superb … at once a provocative work of history and a marvellous historical entertainment.’ – Michael Korda, Harper’s Magazine 2001 256 pp. Illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08466-5 £8.50*

Demobbed Coming Home After the Second World War Alan Allport Drawing on letters and diaries, and on newspapers, reports, novels and films, Alan Allport tells the story of what really happened when millions of British servicemen returned home after the Second World War. ‘Demonstrating great scholarship and an ability to balance the humane detail of fractured lives with a wider perspective of the political and social context … This is a bold attempt to combine the scholarly with the popular and certainly the most insightful text on the 1940s to have appeared this year.’ –Ian Cawood, Times Literary Supplement 2010 280 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16886-0 £10.99*

An account of twelve days in December 1941, when interlinked events – including the Battle of Moscow, the Pearl Harbor raid, and Hitler’s declaration of war on America – decided the outcome of a war and changed the course of a century. ‘This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone with an interest in the history of the Second World War.’ – Jonathon Eaton, Military History ‘Marks the change from a continental war into a global war in an original and interesting way.’ – Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph 2012 360 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. + 6 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-18787-8 £12.99*

Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War P. M. H. Bell A fresh exploration of the Second World War through twelve key events that shaped the direction and outcome of the conflict. ‘Through a sharp focus on a number of key episodes, Philip Bell’s lucid and fascinating analysis is able to highlight the uncertainties of the Second World War, and show that its outcome was at many points less predictable than we often presume.’ – Ian Kershaw 2012 288 pp. 20 b/w illus. + 5 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-18770-0 £12.99*

Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz This groundbreaking book is the first to offer a complete account of the Nazi-Arab-Muslim alliance that changed the course of World War II and continues to influence the Middle East today. ‘This book is a model of original research and the ultimate scholarly study of German-Arab and German-Muslim cooperation during the first half of the twentieth century, covering both World Wars. It is a major contribution in the field, a magnum opus.’ – Jacob M. Landau, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2014 360 pp. 31 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14090-3 £25.00

Those Who Hold Bastogne The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge Peter Schrijvers Hitler’s last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of General George Patton’s mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944–45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of World War II. Schrijvers draws on diaries, memoirs and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne’s 3,000 citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory. The costs of war are here made real, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed. ‘An excellent account of the battle for Bastogne, both well-researched and well-written.’ – Antony Beevor ‘Bastogne was a month-long battle of attrition, a desperate grapple between Germans and Americans. Yet until now its tale has never been told separately. Schrijvers combines clear operational narrative with compelling vignettes from three perspectives: those who fought to hold Bastogne, those who sought to capture it, and those caught in the crossfire. Soldiers or civilians, their stories establish war’s human dimension – and its inhuman face.’ – Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler’s Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare Available October 2014 312 pp. 26 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17902-6 £18.99* NEW

Inside Hitler’s Greece The Experience of Occupation, 1941–44 Mark Mazower ‘Fascinating … [Mazower] succeeds in getting under the skin of the occupation … [This book] conjures up, in vivid detail, life under an occupation that had shattered old certainties and replaced them with painful choices, cynical compromises and hopes undercut by the daily death toll.’ – Mark Almond, The Times Joint Winner of the 1993 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History 2001 464 pp. 70 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08923-3 £14.99*


THE MIDDLE EAST & JEWISH HISTORY Faisal I of Iraq Ali A. Allawi This is the first major biography of the founder and first king of modern Iraq, a charismatic champion of Arab independence and unity who was a central player in the tumultuous Middle East before and after World War I. ‘Through his skilful use of Arabic as well as British sources, he portrays Faisal as a convincing multi-dimensional figure … This is the fullest portrait yet of a fascinating figure who played a significant role in the making of the modern Middle East.’ – The Economist ‘An important achievement and fully confirms that King Faisal was an outstanding Arab leader.’ – Alan Rush, Spectator ‘One of the strengths of Allawi’s book is that it ignores received ideas of imperialism and nationalism and shows the links, as well as conflicts, between them.’ – Philip Mansel, Literary Review 2014 672 pp. 47 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12732-4 £30.00*

Modern Iran Roots and Results of Revolution Updated Edition Nikki R. Keddie With a section by Yann Richard

The standard history of modern Iran, now revised and updated to explain the country’s tumultuous recent history. ‘For three decades, Nikki Keddie has been one of the most perceptive, sensitive and insightful analysts of Iran. Writing about a region where instant experts are the norm, Keddie’s work has always been profoundly important and has had a major impact on the way Iranians think about themselves.’ – Ahmed Rashid 2006 448 pp. 18 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-12105-6 £14.99*

Pashas Traders and Travellers in the Islamic World James Mather ‘Vivid and well-written.’ – Linda Colley, Times Literary Supplement ‘James Mather’s wonderful book is the first full-length study since 1935 … Mather excels at portraying the everyday life of the Englishmen who joined the Levant Company … the importance of this excellent and balanced study cannot be underestimated.’ – William Dalrymple, Observer Runner up for the 2010 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award 2011 320 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17091-7 £14.00*


Islamic Imperialism

In Ishmael’s House

A History Second Edition Efraim Karsh

A History of Jews in Muslim Lands Martin Gilbert

Efraim Karsh, a widely respected expert in Middle Eastern affairs, challenges the way we understand Middle Eastern history and politics in this provocative book. This new edition brings Karsh’s analysis up to date through the events of the Arab spring. ‘A vigorous refutation of the oversimplified analysis of Middle Eastern woes which piles responsibility for all these troubles on the West and its imperialist policies, past and continuing.’ – Edmund Bosworth, Times Literary Supplement

In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert presents a fascinating account of the hope, opportunity, fear and terror that have characterised the relationship between Jews and Muslims through the 1,400 years of their intertwined history. ‘A nonstop barrage of compelling facts from a breathtakingly wide collection of archives, to build up an overwhelming portrait of a people’s suffering.’ – Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

‘Anyone interested in the debate about the place of Islam in the modern world should read this book.’ –Amir Taheri, Sunday Telegraph

‘Martin Gilbert’s outstanding In Ishmael’s House is essential reading.’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph

‘An impeccable history … I could not recommend this magnificent effort of reportage and analysis more highly.’ – Hazhir Teimourian, Literary Review

2011 448 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17798-5 £16.99*

Moshe Dayan

2013 304 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19817-1 £10.99*

Israel’s Controversial Hero Jewish Lives Series Mordechai Bar-On

Palestine Betrayed Efraim Karsh This brave and groundbreaking book tells the story of Palestinian partition from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives. ‘Tells in rich detail the story of the fall of the British Mandate and the rise of Israel, going a long way towards doing justice to the history at hand.’ – Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post ‘Tightly argued.’ – Neil Caplan, Times Literary Supplement 2011 352 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17234-8 £12.99*

The Persians Ancient, Medieval and Modern Iran Homa Katouzian This authoritative and comprehensive history of Iran, written by Homa Katouzian, an acclaimed expert, covers the entire history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian empire to today’s Iranian state.

A vivid portrait of one of the most powerful leaders in Israel’s first decades of statehood. ‘Incisive, elegantly written … full of up-close and personal glimpses of and insights into the many pivotal roles Dayan played in his nation’s military and political affairs.’ – Martin Rubin, Washington Times 2012 264 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14941-8 £18.99*

The Limits of Détente The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969–1973 Craig Daigle ‘A must-read book for everyone interested in SovietAmerican relations in the Middle East.’ – Douglas Little, Clark University 2012 448 pp. 35 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16713-9 £40.00*

Rav Kook Mystic in a Time of Revolution Jewish Lives Series Yehuda Mirsky

‘Maybe the broadest and best overview available in English of a country which we need urgently to understand better. It should be required holiday readings in the Foreign Office, and maybe the White House too.’ – Stephen Howe, Independent

This insightful biography of Abraham Isaac Kook, the first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine and the founding theologian of religious Zionism, recounts the extraordinary events of his life and examines his teachings and complicated legacy.‘

‘Iran’s has been a history full of glories, and they’re all here … in this distinguished study … awe-inspiring in its scope and its scholarly reach.’ – Scotsman

‘A huge achievement.’ – Julian Sinclair, Jewish Chronicle

2010 448 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16932-4 £18.99*

2013 288 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16424-4 £17.99




A History of the First Arab-Israeli War Benny Morris

The Divided Heart Jewish Lives Series David Wolpe

Jewish Lives Series Anita Shapira

Benny Morris demolishes misconceptions and provides a comprehensive history of the Israeli-Arab war of 1948. ‘Breaks new ground, offers new revelations about the conflict’s causes and character … impressively exhaustive.’ – Stephen Howe, Independent 2009 544 pp. 25 b/w illus. + 30 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-15112-1 £14.99*

Menachem Begin A Life Avi Shilon The first full-scale biography of one of the most important – and enigmatic – leaders in Israeli history. ‘A welcome addition to the paucity of biographies of one of Israel’s most important figures.’ – Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post 2012 584 pp. 48 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16235-6 £29.95*

The Music Libel Against the Jews Ruth HaCohen This deeply imaginative and wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a ‘musical libel’ – a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his ‘harmonious musicality’.

Available November 2014 184 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18878-3 £18.99*

Jabotinsky A Life Jewish Lives Series Hillel Halkin This insightful biography of the controversial, fervent Zionist leader of the 1920s and ’30s sets aside stereotypes that have miscast him and reveals the full extent of his gifts, achievements, failures and perplexing contradictions. 2014 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13662-3 £18.99*

Babel in Zion Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920–1948 Liora R. Halperin An absorbing study of language politics and encounters in the Jewish community of Palestine after World War I.



Roads Taken The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way Hasia Diner Intrepid Jewish peddlers left central and eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and north Africa for better opportunities between the late 1700s and early 1900s. Soon families and neighbours followed, crossing continents and oceans by the millions. This compelling book is the first to tell the story of the humble peddler and his powerful influence on Jewish history and on the histories of the lands to which he travelled. Available March 2015 288 pp. 18 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17864-7 £22.50*

2013 532 pp. 9 colour + 80 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19477-7 £25.00*

Available January 2015 328 pp. 7 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19748-8 £28.00

‘The most influential rabbi in America’ (Newsweek), offers a fresh and fascinating appraisal of the biblical David – warrior, king, poet, deceiver, adulterer – in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the Bible’s most enigmatic, contradictory and deeply flawed personage. The author questions why David holds such an exalted place in history and legend, and then proceeds to unravel his complex character based on information found in the book of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, was truly beloved by God.


In this new biography of David Ben-Gurion, the founder of modern Israel, Israeli historian Anita Shapira offers powerful insights into the private persona of one of the twentieth century’s most influential historical figures, revealing the flesh-andblood man inside the icon who brought the Zionist dream to full fruition. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion story anew, focusing especially on the period in 1948 immediately following Israel’s declaration of independence, a time few historians have concentrated on and none have explored in such intimate detail. Through her intensive research and access to Ben-Gurion’s personal archives and rarely viewed documents and letters, the author gained powerful insights into his private persona. Available January 2015 256 pp. 21 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18045-9 £18.99*


Franz Kafka The Poet of Shame and Guilt Jewish Lives Series Saul Friedländer In this highly original book, Saul Friedländer appraises Kafka’s life and work, tracing his personal anguish as reflected in his writings and showing how earlier censorship efforts concealed crucial aspects of Kafka’s individuality. ‘The work of a great historian paying careful attention to a great and disquieting writer.’ – Robert Eaglestone, Times Higher Education 2013 200 pp. 2 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13661-6 £18.99*

Totally Unofficial

The Genius

The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin Edited by Donna-Lee Frieze

Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism Eliyahu Stern

This never-before-published autobiography recounts the life of a giant among modern ethical thinkers, a Holocaust survivor who invented the word ‘genocide’, inspired the 1948 U.N. Genocide Convention, and profoundly influenced human rights history. ‘A story worth the telling and worth the wait.’ – Martin Bell, The Times ‘By the exertions of this extraordinary man, we know this crime and call it for what it is. Thankfully his story now lives, in his own words.’ – Oliver Kramm, Jewish Chronicle

Through the story of the ‘Vilna Gaon’, perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history, Eliyahu Stern presents a new model for understanding modern Jewish history and the place of traditionalism and religious radicalism in modern Western life and thought. ‘Important and ambitious.’ – Lawrence Kaplan, Tablet 2014 336 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20592-3 £20.00* IN PAPER

2013 328 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18696-3 £25.00



Empires of the Atlantic World Britain and Spain in America 1492–1830 J. H. Elliott In this enthralling account of the entwined histories of Britain, Spain and their empires in the Americas, distinguished historian J. H. Elliott offers us history on a grand scale. He interweaves the histories of the two great Atlantic civilisations, providing rich insights into both while revealing aspects of their dual history that influence the Americas to this day. ‘[A] magnificent book … Seldom can comparative history have been done so thoroughly, and presented with such flair, authority and aplomb.’ – Times Literary Supplement ‘Others have offered comparisons between the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds, but none

Ship of Death A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World Billy G. Smith This extraordinary book tells the newly discovered story of one small British ship that sailed to West Africa in hopes of establishing a slave-free colony but instead set in motion a fateful, historyaltering yellow-fever pandemic. ‘[An] extraordinary new book about an anti-slavery initiative of the 1790s, which instead of ending slavery ended the lives of thousands of people on both sides of the Atlantic by bringing yellow fever from Africa to the Americas. Fine original scholarship by a top history sleuth – easy to read, eye-opening, heartrending.’ – Ruth Richardson, Times Higher Education 2013 328 pp. 21 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19452-4 £20.00*

A Path in the Mighty Waters Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World Stephen R. Berry This book tells the story of how people experienced the eighteenth-century crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, exploring the transformative journey undertaken by the thousands of Europeans who journeyed in search of a better life. Stephen Berry shows how the ships, on which passengers were contained in close quarters for months at a time, operated as compressed ‘frontiers’, where diverse groups encountered one another and established new patterns of social organisation. Available February 2015 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20423-0 £25.00 NEW


have been as fully nuanced or fully realised as this. A masterpiece by one of the English-speaking world’s most accomplished historians.’ – David Weber, author of Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment ‘As with all Elliott’s books, the architecture and the scope are breathtaking. Empires of the Atlantic World covers almost every imaginable aspect of the imperial experience, from politics and economics to art and law, religion and literature, science and technology: all encompassed within a single narrative which takes us from discovery in 1492 to the eve of final independence of the Spanish-American colonies in 1830.’ – Anthony Pagden, London Review of Books ‘Elliott writes wonderfully readable history and in Empires he offers a rattling good tale describing European expansion to the New World that will captivate readers for years to come.’ – Simon Middleton, BBC History Magazine 2007 608 pp. 43 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-12399-9 £16.00*

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade David Eltis and David Richardson Foreword by David Brion Davis Afterword by David W. Blight

‘A ground-breaking project: the Atlas will be indispensable for all those interested in the slave trade.’ – Jane Webster, Times Literary Supplement ‘A monumental chronicle of this historical tragedy, one that records some 35,000 individual slaving voyages, roughly 80 percent of those made … a human document as well as a rigorous accounting. It is filled with moving poems, photographs, letters and diary entries.’ – Dwight Garner, New York Times 2010 336 pp. 189 colour maps, 36 colour + 5 b/w illus. & 61 colour graphs HB ISBN 978-0-300-12460-6 £35.00*

Marlborough’s America Stephen Saunders Webb Marching through the Duke of Marlborough’s ten triumphant campaigns, 1702–1722, and analysing the administrations of his former staff officers in America and the West Indies, Marlborough’s America demonstrates that the duke’s victory in Europe created ‘Great Britain’, that it won the united kingdom preeminence in the Atlantic world, and that the duke’s delegates in America transformed autonomous and underdeveloped colonies into prosperous and aggressive provinces of empire. ‘Webb makes a valuable contribution by placing the political history of the American colonies in an Atlantic context.’ – T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement 2013 608 pp. 11 colour + 25 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17859-3 £29.95*

The Discovery of Mankind Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus David Abulafia The discovery of native peoples in the Atlantic world came as a shock to Columbus and other European explorers. This fascinating book uses the vivid eyewitness accounts of diaries and letters to uncover what these first encounters were like and why the initial sense of wonder gave way to vicious exploitation. ‘This is a fine book, a rare combination of careful scholarship and story-telling ability that breathes vivid life into the events of five centuries past. It is also a salutary reminder that the discovery of mankind is a process not yet complete.’ – Kevin Rushby, Guardian ‘With equal skills as scholar and story-teller, David Abulafia gets to the heart of a subject that matters to today’s world: how our understanding of human nature began to emerge in the late medieval Atlantic, where each new encounter between previously unfamiliar peoples and cultures challenged and transformed existing notions. No other book covers the subject so thoroughly or approaches it with such brilliance.’ – Felipe Fernandez-Armesto 2009 408 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15821-2 £18.00*

Global Rules America, Britain and a Disordered World James E. Cronin The Second World War created and the Cold War sustained a ‘special relationship’ between America and Britain, and the terms on which that decadeslong conflict ended would become the foundation of a new world order. In this penetrating analysis, a new history of recent global politics, author James Cronin explores the dramatic reconfiguring of western foreign policy that was necessitated by the interlinked crises of the 1970s and the resulting global shift towards open markets, a movement that was eagerly embraced and encouraged by the U.S./U.K. partnership. Cronin’s bold revisionist argument questions longperceived views of post-World War II America and its position in the world, especially after Vietnam. The author details the challenges the economic transition of the 1970s and 1980s engendered as the United States and Great Britain together actively pursued their shared ideal of an international assemblage of market-based democratic states. Cronin also addresses the crises that would sorely test the system in subsequent decades, from human rights violations and genocide in the Balkans and Africa to 9/11 and militant Islamism in the Middle East to the ‘Great Recession’ of 2008. Available September 2014 408 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15148-0 £25.00*


ATLANTIC HISTORY, AFRICA & LATIN AMERICA Zulu Warriors The Battle for the South African Frontier John Laband Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they waged five wars against African states with the intent of destroying their military might and political independence and unifying southern Africa under imperial control. This is the first work to tell the story of this cluster of conflicts as a single whole and to narrate the experiences of the militarily outmatched African societies. Deftly fusing the widely differing European and African perspectives on events, John Laband details the fateful decisions of individual leaders and generals and explores why many Africans chose to join the British and colonial forces. The Xhosa, Zulu and other African military cultures are brought to vivid life, showing how varying notions of warrior honour and manliness influenced the outcomes for African fighting men and their societies. ‘John Laband is the doyen of scholars of the conflicts between Britons, Boers and indigenous peoples in southern Africa … This new work embracing military, socio-political and cultural themes … is a major contribution to the historiography of imperialism in Africa.’ – Ian F. W. Beckett 2014 360 pp. 38 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18031-2 £25.00*


Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition Edited by Robert Harms, Bernard K. Freamon and David W. Blight Bringing together essays from the leading authorities in the field of slavery studies, this groundbreaking work presents the first comprehensive study of the slave trade in the Indian Ocean world during the nineteenth century. ‘The focus on the abolition period marks the volume as unique … very fine scholarship.’ – Paul Lovejoy, author of Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa 2014 264 pp. 4 b/w illus. + 3 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-16387-2 £20.00

Amistad’s Orphans An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling Benjamin N. Lawrance In this fascinating revisionist history, Benjamin Lawrance casts new light on transatlantic slave smuggling in the nineteenth century by reconstructing six African childrens’ lives that were irrevocably changed when the Cuban schooner La Amistad was seized by its African ‘cargo’ in 1839. Available March 2015 416 pp. 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19845-4 £50.00 NEW

A History of South Africa Fourth Edition Leonard Thompson Edited and updated by Lynn Berat

A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012. ‘A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.’ – Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘Should become the standard general text for South African history … Recommended for college classes and anyone interested in obtaining a historical framework in which to place events occurring in South Africa today.’ – Roger B. Beck, History: Reviews of New Books ‘Lynn Berat’s brilliant addition to Leonard Thompson’s superlative history takes the reader on a riveting tour of twenty-first century South Africa in all its triumph and tragedy.’ – Cindy Kaplan, Committed Artists of South Africa 2014 512 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-18935-3 £14.99* EDITION

The Yaquis and the Empire Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico Raphael Brewster Folsom The first major publication in more than thirty years on the colonial history of the Yaqui people, this book explores the ironies of the relationship between the Yaquis and the Spanish from 1533 through Mexican independence in 1821. Available January 2015 320 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19689-4 £30.00 NEW

Cuba A New History Richard Gott In this acute and profoundly engaged exploration of Cuban history, British journalist Richard Gott illuminates the island’s entire revolutionary past, from pre-Columbian times to the present. He emphasises little-known aspects of Cuba’s early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro’s regime and its lonely survival in the postSoviet years. ‘Written with verve and scholarship … the best history [of Cuba] yet.’ – Ian Thomson, Daily Telegraph ‘Gott’s invaluable [book] dispels many convenient myths.’ – Adam Feinstein, Guardian

New Worlds A Religious History of Latin America John Lynch Historian John Lynch presents a brilliant capstone work encompassing the Latin American people’s reception of Christianity from the Spanish Conquest and the arrival of evangelists to the dictators and repressive regimes of the twentieth century. ‘The most authoritative, reliable and comprehensive study of its subject to have appeared for a very long time.’ – Fernando Cervantes, Times Literary Supplement ‘A remarkable achievement … [Lynch’s] book will be the perfect introduction to this complex subject, providing as it does quick and discrete explanations of all the historical, social and political processes that underpin the analysis. But it will also be a valuable text for experts on Latin American history, who have never before had access to such a wide-ranging, deliberately comparative and chronologically-broad account.’ – Matthew Brown, History Today 2012 424 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16680-4 £25.00*

Simón Bolívar A Life John Lynch The definitive account of the life and influence of South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar. Eminent historian John Lynch tells Bolívar’s story, sets his life in the context of his society and times, discusses the unique dynamics of his leadership, and explores the remarkable and enduring legacy of ‘The Liberator’. ‘The best biography to date.’ – J. H. Elliott, New York Review of Books ‘[A] readable and up-to-date life, which will be the first resort of the curious for some time to come.’ – The Economist 2007 368 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-12604-4 £14.99*

George I. Sánchez The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration Carlos Kevin Blanton The first published biography of reformer, activist and Texas college professor George I. Sánchez, one of the most influential members of the ‘Mexican American Generation’ (1930–1960), is a balanced portrait of a tireless fighter for Mexican American opportunity whose stubborn adherence to his ideals, even if unpopular, made him a divisive figure in the Latino community. Available March 2015 384 pp. 22 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19032-8 £30.00 NEW

2005 400 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-11114-9 £12.99*


ASIA Hun Sen’s Cambodia

The South China Sea

Sebastian Strangio

The Struggle for Power in Asia Bill Hayton

A fascinating analysis of the recent history of the beautiful but troubled Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia. Sebastian Strangio, a journalist based in the capital city of Phnom Penh, presents an eye-opening appraisal of modern-day Cambodia in the years following its emergence from bitter conflict and bloody upheaval. In the early 1990s, Cambodia became the focus of the U.N.’s first great post–Cold War nation-building project, with billions in international aid rolling in to support the fledgling democracy. But since the U.N.-supervised elections in 1993, the nation has slipped steadily backward into neo-authoritarian rule under Prime Minister Hun Sen. Behind a mirage of democracy, ordinary people have few rights and corruption infuses virtually every facet of everyday life. In this lively and compelling study, the first of its kind, Strangio explores the present state of Cambodian society under Hun Sen’s leadership, painting a vivid portrait of a nation struggling to reconcile the promise of peace and democracy with a violent and tumultuous past. Available October 2014 320 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19072-4 £20.00*


Forgotten Voices of Mao’s Great Famine, 1958–1962 An Oral History Zhou Xun Modern China’s most devastating tragedy, the Great Famine brought about by Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward, is movingly and powerfully recalled by survivors of the catastrophe that took more than 45 million Chinese lives. ‘The Maoist regime insisted that the great famine of 1958–1962 was a natural disaster, but it actually resulted from the reckless policies and a pitiless disregard for human life of the regime itself. Zhou Xun’s meticulous and sensitive oral history allows survivors of the famine to tell their stories for the first time. She rectifies a great historic injustice by enabling the victims to put their harrowing ordeal into the historic record.’ – Steve Smith, All Souls College, Oxford University 2014 336 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18404-4 £25.00*

Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union Felix Wemheuer An authoritative study of food politics in the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union, this provocative history uses famine as a lens to view the rise of the twentieth century’s premier socialist systems, providing a new approach to the study of world hunger. 2014 344 pp. 5 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19581-1 £30.00



In this lively account of simmering conflicts in the South China Sea, a journalist with long experience in Asia clarifies the region’s power rivalries, the impact of China’s ambitions, America’s interests and the critical importance of efforts toward peaceful resolution, however elusive. Through lively stories of individuals who have shaped current conflicts – businessmen, scientists, shippers, archaeologists, soldiers, diplomats and more – Hayton makes understandable the complex history and contemporary reality of the South China Sea. The author critiques various claims and positions (that China has historic claim to the Sea, for example), overturns conventional wisdoms (such as America’s overblown fears of China’s nationalism and military resurgence), and outlines what the future may hold for this clamorous region of international rivalry. ‘Hayton does a fantastic job of covering all major dimensions of the dispute – historical, legal, resources, geostrategic, military – in a cogent, concise and compelling manner. As any good journalist would (and most academics don’t) he adds colour to the narrative by highlighting the role of key personalities, from Grotius to Bensurto and everyone in between. An excellent book.’ – Ian J. Storey, Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary South-East Asia Available September 2014 320 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18683-3 £20.00*


The Great Famine in China, 1958–1962 A Documentary History Edited by Zhou Xun Drawn from previously closed and now inaccessible archives, this is the first comprehensive documentary history of China’s Great Famine. ‘An important book that will help reshape our understanding of Chinese history.’ –Jasper Becker, Asian Affairs

A Spiritual Biography Arvind Sharma The first spiritual biography of Gandhi, whose confidence in the power of the soul changed world history. Retelling the story of Gandhi’s life through the lens of his spirituality, Arvind Sharma reveals the unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s inner world and their surprising connections with his outward actions ‘Clear and carefully researched, this is not just a book for scholars, but for anyone with a serious interest in the history of our era.’ – Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith ‘A much-needed book.’ – Sir Mark Tully, author and former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi Available October 2014 264 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20942-6 £9.99* IN PAPER

The Great Partition The Making of India and Pakistan Yasmin Khan One of the first events of decolonisation in the twentieth century, the Great Partition of 1947 was also one of the most bloody. In this sweeping reappraisal of India’s liberation from British rule and the emergence of Pakistan, Yasmin Khan uncovers the recklessness of the Partition plan, its catastrophic human toll and the unshakable animosity left in its wake. ‘A riveting book on this terrible story.’ – The Economist ‘An elegant, scholarly analysis of the chaotic severing of two Pakistans (now Pakistan and Bangladesh) from India in 1947. Khan’s book is splendidly researched, and she has an eye for illuminating details of how Partition affected everyday lives.’ – Alex von Tunzelmann, Daily Telegraph 2008 272 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-14333-1 £12.00*


2012 224 pp. 1 b/w map HB ISBN 978-0-300-17518-9 £35.00*

A History Sam van Schaik

The Compelling Ideal Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901–1956 Jan Kiely Jan Kiely’s fascinating history explores the origins of ganhua (reformation), the technique of systematic thought reform originating in early twentieth-century Chinese prisons and subsequently adapted for broader social and political use in Mao Zedong’s revolutionary restructuring of Chinese society. 2014 416 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18594-2 £40.00



A timely, lively and insightful history of Tibet, from the seventh century to today. ‘Van Schaik … call[s] into question many preconceptions the general reader may have about Tibet, its religion, its society and its politics … An entertaining read for a wide audience.’ – Tom Neuheus, BBC History Magazine ‘Successfully portrays a wider historical Tibet in an informed, well-researched, unbiased and readable way.’ – Priyanka Singh, Asian Affairs 2013 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19410-4 £12.99*

ASIA & GLOBAL HISTORY Islanders The Pacific in the Age of Empire Nicholas Thomas An incisive, evocative history of the lived experience of empire in the Oceanic world, revealing the survival as well as the exploitation of indigenous cultures. ‘Islanders is not only a fine work of scholarship but also a lucid and engrossing read.’ – Rod Edmond, BBC History Magazine ‘Comprehensive but gripping.’ – Katrina Schlunke, Times Higher Education Joint winner of the 2010 Wolfson History Prize 2012 352 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18056-5 £16.99*

The Art of Not Being Governed An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia James C. Scott The acclaimed author James Scott adopts a radically different approach to history to tell the story of the deliberately stateless peoples who occupy a vast track of land in Asia called Zomia. ‘Scott’s panoramic view will no doubt enthrall many readers.’ – Grant Evans, Times Literary Supplement

Global Crisis War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Geoffrey Parker A master historian uncovers the disturbing connection between the worldwide tumult of the mid-seventeenth century and weather changes during the same period. Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides – the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of ‘natural’ as well as ‘human’ archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Parker’s demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement.

‘Sets out to examine a century in which weather patterns radically altered and political, social and economic crises seemed to engulf every part of the world. What relationship does a changing climate bear to global stability? There could scarcely be a more timely question to ask. Parker deploys a dazzling breadth of scholarship in answering it.’ – Dan Jones, The Times ‘Parker’s approach is systematic and painstaking … giving us a rich and emotionally intense sense of how it felt to live through chaotic times.’ – Lisa Jardine, Financial Times ‘A magnum opus that will remain a touchstone in three areas for at least a generation: the history of the entire globe, the role of climate in history, and the identification of a major historical crisis in the seventeenth century … Wide-ranging, monumental works of history are rare; this is one of them.’ – Theodore K. Rabb, Times Literary Supplement Named the History Book of 2013 by The Sunday Times 2014 904 pp. 28 colour illus. + 55 figs. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20863-4 £16.99* IN PAPER

Also Available by Geoffrey Parker Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II

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2011 464 pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-16917-1 £18.00

Contagion How Commerce Has Spread Disease Mark Harrison A pathbreaking investigation of the connections between trade and contagious disease through the centuries. ‘This is a book of impressive range of originality – the new global history at its best.’ – Michael Worboys, BBC History Magazine ‘A magisterial history which is as much about the present as the past.’ – Alison Bashford, Times Higher Education 2012 400 pp. 43 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12357-9 £25.00*

Charter of the United Nations Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents Edited and with an introduction by Ian Shapiro and Joseph Lampert A concise, illuminating and accessible introduction to the U.N., this essential volume provides the full text of the United Nations Charter and the Statute of the International Court of Justice, as well as other related historical documents and commentary by distinguished authorities on the Charter and its legacy. 2014 280 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18043-5 £16.99*


A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World E. H. Gombrich Translated by Caroline Mustill Illustrated by CliffordHarper

Translated into seventeen languages since its first publication in 1936, E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world is at last available in English. Gombrich tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. ‘The book charms, amuses and informs superbly … In A Little History, Gombrich triumphantly proves he is as much a story teller as a professor.’ – Andrew Roberts, Daily Express ‘His enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible … With Gombrich’s Little History, at last available in English there will be many generations of future historians who will attribute to it their lifelong passion for history-and for truth.’ – Lisa Jardine, The Times

Illustrated Edition E. H. Gombrich This illustrated edition of the w brings together the pellucid humanity of Gombrich’s narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind’s eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations – most of them in full colour – are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author’s intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. Blending high-grade design, fine paper and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history. ‘Now in a new fully illustrated format could there be any better book to inspire the historians of tomorrow? … We will all want this elegiac, deceptively simple and elegant history.’ – Sue Baker, Lovereading

‘Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise.’ – Philip Pullman

2013 304 pp. 205 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19718-1 £14.99*

2008 304 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-14332-4 £8.99*

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The First Thousand Years

A New History of Early Christianity

A History of the Popes Fourth Edition Eamon Duffy

A Global History of Christianity Robert Louis Wilken

Charles Freeman

This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. In this new edition, the final chapter has been expanded to cover the resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of Francis I. ‘[A] minor masterpiece which is everything good, popular history ought to be … The most comprehensive single-volume history of the popes in print.’ – John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph ‘Duffy enlivens the long march through church history with anecdotes that bring the different pontiffs to life … Saints and Sinners is a remarkable achievement.’ – Piers Paul Read, The Times ‘Will fascinate anyone wishing to better understand the history of the Catholic Church and the forces that have shaped the role of the papacy.’ – Gloria J. Tysl, Christian Century ‘A distinguished text … offering plenty of historical facts and sobering, valuable judgments.’ – Henry Chadwick, New York Times Book Review 2014 500 pp. 16 pages of colour illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20612-8 £14.99* EDITION

Ten Popes Who Shook the World Eamon Duffy The Bishops of Rome have been Christianity’s most powerful leaders for nearly two millennia, and their influence has extended far beyond the purely spiritual. The popes have played a central role in the history of Europe and the wider world, not only shouldering the spiritual burdens of their ancient office, but also in contending with – and sometimes precipitating – the cultural and political crises of their times. In an acclaimed series of BBC radio broadcasts Eamon Duffy explored the impact of ten popes he judged to be among ‘the most influential in history’. With this book, readers may now also enjoy Duffy’s portraits of ten exceptional men who shook the world. ‘Vivid brief lives that are accurate, fair and engaging … In The Stripping of the Altars, Eamon Duffy changed the way we looked at England on the eve of the Reformation. His Ten Popes provokes us to rethink the way the bishops of Rome made world history.’ – Christopher Howse, Tablet ‘Effortlessly readable and consistently thoughtprovoking.’ – Peter Marshall, Times Literary Supplement 2011 160 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17688-9 £14.99*

For other books by Eamon Duffy see page 5

Beginning with the life of Jesus, Robert Louis Wilken narrates the dramatic spread and development of a global Christianity over the first thousand years of its history and shows how it constituted one of the most profound revolutions the world has known. ‘Robert Wilken has written the best kind of authoritative historical survey. Its treatment is learned, thorough, but also accessible for all aspects of early Christian history, and especially for the great significance of Islam to the entire Christian world from the seventh century forward.’ – Mark Noll, author of The Rise of Evangelicalism ‘[A] masterly and generous-spirited account … [that] brings new freshness and clarity.’ – Eamon Duffy, New York Review of Books ‘Ambitious and wide-ranging … [This] highly accessible volume abounds with lively tales and fascinating connections.’ –Philip Jenkins, Christian Century

This stimulating history of early Christianity revisits the extraordinary birth of a world religion and gives a new slant on a familiar story. ‘Freeman writes very well and he always takes the trouble to read deeply in the scholarly literature. This book is a rattling good read and you’ll encounter all sorts of fascinating facts and stories.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald ‘This [book] brilliantly evokes the intellectual excitement and spiritual ferment when a sect of enthusiasts was turning itself into a church.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman ‘This book will help us to new understandings and insights … It makes the events of this early period clear and accessible, and succeeds in showing how the Church developed its character and identity.’ – John Binns, Church Times 2011 400 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17083-2 £12.99*

The Devil Within

2013 416 pp. 28 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19838-6 £14.99*

Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West Brian P. Levack

How the Bible Became Holy

A fascinating, wide-ranging survey of the history of possession and exorcism through the ages.

Michael L. Satlow Synthesising an enormous body of scholarly work, Professor Satlow’s groundbreaking study offers provocative new assertions about how an ancient collection of seemingly obscure Israelite writings became the founding texts of both Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers of each faith. Drawing on cutting-edge historical and archaeological research, he traces the story of how, when, and why Jews and Christians gradually granted authority to texts that had long lay dormant in a dusty temple archive. The Bible, Satlow maintains, was not the consecrated book it is now until quite late in its history. He describes how elite scribes in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E. began the process that led to the creation of several of our biblical texts. It was not until these were translated into Greek in Egypt in the second century B.C.E., however, that some Jews began to see them as culturally authoritative, comparable to Homer’s works in contemporary Greek society. Then, in the first century B.C.E. in Israel, political machinations resulted in the Sadducees assigning legal power to the writings. We see how the world Jesus was born into was largely biblically illiterate and how he knew very little about the texts upon which his apostles would base his spiritual leadership. 2014 368 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17191-4 £25.00*


‘Brian P. Levack, a distinguished historian of early modern witchcraft, now sets exorcism in a long historical perspective, providing the most comprehensive and scholarly overview of the theme yet published.’ – Peter Marshall, Times Literary Supplement 2013 360 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11472-0 £25.00*

Earthly Mission The Catholic Church and World Development Robert Calderisi In this lively investigation of the Catholic Church and its controversial social mission in the developing world, the author weighs the Church’s various missteps and poor decisions against its positive contributions to education, health and social justice. ‘Robert Calderisi presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive overview of the Church’s charitable and development work, but he is also refreshingly honest and critical where he feels the Church has not been true to itself.’ – Lesley-Anne Knight, Tablet ‘Much of what Calderisi describes is indeed admirable, and his decision to focus on individuals within the Catholic Church – nuns and missionaries as well as popes and cardinals – makes for lively reading.’ – Caroline Moorehead, Literary Review 2013 288 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17512-7 £20.00*



The Invention of News

The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda Kristie Macrakis

How the World Came to Know About Itself Andrew Pettegree

In the first book ever devoted to the history of invisible ink and other concealed writings, a historian of espionage reveals its secret history from tattoos on the scalp of a slave to DNA microdots. Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From the piazzas of ancient Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Macrakis’s global history reveals the drama and importance of invisible ink. From Ovid’s advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard’s dramatic escape from the tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda’s hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book presents spellbinding stories of secret messaging that chart its evolution in sophistication and its impact on history. An appendix includes fun kitchen chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home.

Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the preindustrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals and the first newssheets, expanding the news community from local to worldwide. This groundbreaking book tracks the history of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries. It evaluates the unexpected variety of ways in which information was transmitted in the premodern world as well as the impact of expanding news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-moreinformed public. ‘A painstaking study of news networks before and during the early days of newspapers … challenges our preconceptions about the news … hugely interesting.’ – Andrew Marr, Prospect

Austerity The Great Failure Florian Schui The notion that abstinence from consumption brings benefits to states, societies or individuals is hardly new. This book puts the debates of our own day in perspective by exploring the long history of austerity – a popular idea that lives on despite a track record of dismal failure. Florian Schui shows that arguments in favour of austerity were – and are today – mainly based on moral and political considerations, rather than on economic analysis. Schui finds that austerity has failed intellectually and in economic terms every time it has been attempted. He examines thinkers who have influenced our ideas about abstinence from Aristotle through such modern economic thinkers as Smith, Marx, Veblen, Weber, Hayek and Keynes, as well as the motives behind specific twentieth-century austerity efforts. The persistence of the concept cannot be explained from an economic perspective, Schui concludes, but only from the persuasive appeal of the moral and political ideas linked to it.

‘If you have ever wondered how this noisy, selfimportant carousel got going, Pettegree’s book will tell you.’ – Jeremy Paxman, Guardian

‘An entertaining read … teaches us a lot about the difficulties of escaping one’s history even after a good few thousand years have passed.’ – Vicky Pryce, Independent

Perilous Glory

2014 456 pp. 64 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17908-8 £25.00*

‘A timely reminder of the moral confusion that swirls around the austerity debate.’ – The Economist

The Rise of Western Military Power John France

The Power of Knowledge

2014 392 pp. 32 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17925-5 £18.99*


This major history encompasses warfare around the world from 3100 B.C. to the Gulf War and challenges accepted ideas about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on war, the future of Western dominance and much more. ‘This is a powerful book, opinionated but crisply argued, and packed with information … It’s hard to think of a more impressive single-volume history of the not-only Western way of war.’ – Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph 2013 456 pp. 28 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19717-4 £14.99*

Return from the Natives How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War Peter Mandler Margaret Mead was determined as the Second World War approached to show that anthropology could assess not only ‘primitives’ but also the most complex modern societies in ways useful for waging war. This fascinating book weighs up her successes and failures. ‘Mandler’s account is massively well-documented and researched … he gives us a highly nuanced, balanced, persuasive picture of one of the twentieth century’s most important and influential thinkers.’ – Chris Knight, Times Higher Education


How Information and Technology Made the Modern World Jeremy Black Exploring five centuries of cartography and communications, armaments, mercantilism, imperialism, science and astronomy, author Jeremy Black demonstrates that knowledge and technological skill historically have shaped the world and suggests that how a nation acquires and utilises information is what has always determined its greatness. ‘A massive compendium of facts that suggestively interrogates the entanglement between information and western modernity … impressive.’ – Dr Aileen Fyfe, BBC History Magazine 2013 504 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16795-5 £30.00*

The Great Mirror of Folly Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720 Edited by William N. Goetzmann, Catherine Labio, K. Geert Rouwenhorst, and Timothy G. Young With a Foreword by Robert J. Shiller

This beautifully illustrated book presents a unique cultural record of the world’s first great financial crisis – the stock market crash of 1720 in France, England and Holland – as depicted in the art, literature and commentary of the time.

2014 232 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20393-6 £16.99*


Forging Capitalism Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds and the Rise of Modern Finance Ian Klaus Vice is the true father of Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining and often startling history of modern finance. A strikingly original contribution to the Yale Series in Economic and Financial History, Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted: not as a noble pursuit of gentlemen, but in large part by connivers, thieves, swindlers and frauds – an ambitious band who believed no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, these grand deceptions and the determined efforts made to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. Available January 2015 296 pp. 4 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18194-4 £18.99*


2013 360 pp. 240 colour + 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16246-2 £50.00

2013 384 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18785-4 £30.00*


ANCIENT HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY The Romans and Their World A Short Introduction Brian Campbell A concise and accessible account of one of the largest, longest-lasting and most influential empires in world history. ‘A clear narrative, well illustrated with pictures and maps, that introduces us to the broad sweep of Roman history in the traditional sense.’ – Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine ‘One of the great joys of his unfailingly readable account is the readiness with which it returns to the Roman record, drawing on ancient sources to give a lively and immediate feel for Roman life and culture.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman ‘Brian Campbell gives a sweeping account of Roman history from the beginning to the fall of the last western Emperor in CE 476, while incorporating a great deal of clearly presented detail and discussion, with quotations of key literary and documentary sources, and excellent illustrations, and all in a quite brief compass. The book is a real achievement, and should be widely used.’ – Sir Fergus Millar ‘A succinct yet thorough introduction to the Romans – and their world.’ – Ross Leckie, Country Life Available September 2014 304 pp. 42 b/w illus., 10 maps & plans NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20864-1 £9.99* IN PAPER

Ancient Rome From Romulus to Justinian Thomas R. Martin This concise and beautifully written history of ancient Rome from its founding in the eighth century B.C. through Justinian’s rule in the sixth century A.D. pays unique attention to the values that propelled the Empire’s rise and fall. Interweaving social, political, religious and cultural history, Martin interprets the successes and failures of the Romans in war, political organisation, quest for personal status and in the integration of religious beliefs and practices with government. He focuses on the central role of social and moral values in determining individual conduct as well as decisions of state, from monarchy to republic to empire. Striving to reconstruct ancient history from the ground up, he includes frequent references to ancient texts and authors, encouraging readers to return to the primary sources. Comprehensive, concise and accessible, this masterful account provides a unique window into Rome and its changing fortune. ‘It is to the credit of the author that, even in a few pages, there seem to be no omissions of events, incidents or figures who helped shape the history of Rome … It remains … an immensely readable and enagaging history, which shows incredible breadth, given its brevity.’ – Geoff Lowsley, Minerva 2013 256 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 13 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-19831-7 £10.99*

Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC – AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe What was going on in Europe (a relatively minor peninsula in world terms) that enabled it by 1000 A.D. to become a driving global force? This sensational interdisciplinary work by a leading archaeologist reorients our understanding of Old Europe’s success, uncovering a set of complex factors that have gone unrecognised until now. ‘When history is written in this way, conventional priorities are overthrown … An admirable distillation of an enormous amount of evidence – full of what is beautiful, interesting and true.’ – James Fenton, The Sunday Times

‘Nothing less than a masterwork, a gloriously sweeping survey of the early history of Europe drawn by a scholar and archaeologist at the very peak of his powers.’ – Alistair Moffat, Scotsman ‘Barry Cunliffe’s latest book represents the synthesis of half a century studying the archaeology of Europe … He has established a pre-eminent reputation for mastery of a huge corpus of Europe-wide data, and an ability to construct panoramic overviews of past epochs. His latest book is his most ambitious so far.’ – Current Archaeology 2011 480 pp. 120 b/w + 80 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17086-3 £19.99*

Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Jerusalem

From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times Second Edition Thomas R. Martin In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilisation from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. Now in its second edition, this classic work features new maps and illustrations, a new introduction and updates throughout. ‘A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader.’ – Kirkus Reviews

From the Origins to the Ottomans Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The study is structured chronologically, exploring the city’s material culture, including fortifications and water systems as well as key sacred, civic and domestic architecture. 2013 368 pp. 20 colour + 185 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11195-8 £30.00*

The End of Byzantium

2013 328 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16005-5 £11.99*

Jonathan Harris

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt

Shedding new light on the final turbulent years of Byzantium, this evocative book recounts how the Ottoman Turks conquered the thousand-year empire and reveals the consequences for ordinary Byzantines and

300 B.C.–A.D. 700 Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Judith McKenzie Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria is rediscovered in this masterful feat of archaeological detective work. Lavishly illustrated, the book uncovers the true extent of the city’s architectural legacy. ‘Outstanding … and beautifully written … This is a book that all those interested in the art and architecture of the eastern Mediterranean, Pompeian wall-paintings, Ancient Egypt, and indeed Islamic architecture should study and learn from.’ – Andrew Selkirk, Current World Archaeology 2011 480 pp. 274 colour + 350 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17094-8 £35.00*


‘To somebody like myself, who enjoys ‘big history (and prehistory), this supplies it with a vengeance … The author is one of our greatest living archaeologists, writing at the height of his powers and with decades of accumulated knowledge brought into play. The result is a cascade of maps, illustrations and (above all) vivid, informed, assured prose.’ – Ronald Hutton, History Today

their remarkable legacy. ‘Lucid; extremely well written with an excellent array of quotes and spread of information.’ – Michael Angold, Reviews In History ‘Harris … records a saga seething with treachery and avarice with rich political overtones and giant cannonades. Christendom is at flashpoint in this scholarly journey into a barbaric age.’ – Colin Gardner, Oxford Times 2012 320 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18791-5 £14.99*


Imperial Gothic

A Hellenistic Life Eve MacDonald

Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, 1840–1870 G. A. Bremner

Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in Punic Spain, he famously marched his war elephants and huge army over the Alps into Rome’s own heartland to fight the Second Punic War. Yet the Romans were the ultimate victors. They eventually captured and destroyed Carthage, and thus it was they who wrote the legend of Hannibal: a brilliant and worthy enemy whose defeat represented military glory for Rome. In this groundbreaking biography Eve MacDonald expands the memory of Hannibal beyond his military feats and tactics. She considers him in the wider context of the society and vibrant culture of Carthage which shaped him and his family, employing archaeological findings and documentary sources not only from Rome but also the wider Mediterranean world of the third century B.C. MacDonald also analyses Hannibal’s legend over the millennia, exploring how statuary, Jacobean tragedy, opera, nineteenth-century fiction and other depictions illuminate the character of one of the most fascinating military personalities in all of history. Available January 2015 320 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15204-3 £25.00*


Alexander to Constantine Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey ‘Based on the most recent research, this book is authoritative, well written and beautifully presented, with many illustrations … it challenges a fair number of opinions that have become standard fare in biblical scholarship. It is a most impressive piece of work.’ – Canon J. W. Rogerson, Church Times 2014 400 pp. 17 colour, 170 b/w illus., 10 maps NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20583-1 £15.99* IN PAPER

Back to the Garden Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present James H. S. McGregor

In this groundbreaking new study, G. A. Bremner traces the global reach and influence of the Gothic Revival throughout Britain’s empire during three crucial decades. ‘An unrivalled portrait of the imperial ambitions and Gothic aesthetics of high Anglicanism in the midnineteenth century.’ – Michael Ledger-Lomas, Journal of Ecclesiastical History Shortlisted for the 2013 Whitfield Prize sponsored by the Royal Historical Society.

J. H. Elliott An eminent historian offers an insider’s account of his craft, providing a fresh view of the challenges of historical research, changes in the field since the 1950s, and the power of historical works to shape the world of thought and action. ‘Here is a grand panorama of the most significant fields of interest in early modern historiography since the 1950s, which only a tiny few historians are qualified to write. It is timely, beautifully crafted and invariably balanced in its judgements, and will be an invaluable road-map for a whole generation of younger historians.’ – Joseph Bergin, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Manchester

2013 364 pp. 80 colour + 285 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18703-8 £50.00* PMC

‘Supplies an elegant summing-up of a lifelong obsession with Spanish history and its role in our understanding of the early modern world.’ – Nicholas Vincent, Tablet

Inventing the Christmas Tree

2012 264 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18638-3 £17.50*

Bernd Brunner

The Allure of the Archives

Translated by Benjamin A. Smith

This appealing history of the Christmas tree spans many centuries and cultures, uncovering the mysteries of the tradition and tracing its evolution to our own times, when Christmas trees appear in all corners of the globe. ‘A wide-ranging exploration of the genesis of this symbol of the Christmas season.’ – Juliet Gardiner, History Today 2012 108 pp. 7 colour + 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18652-9 £12.99*

William Henry Fox Talbot Beyond Photography Edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean and Chitra Ramalingam A fascinating investigation into Talbot’s manuscripts, this book uncovers connections between his innovations as a photography pioneer and his broader interests in optics, mathematics, science and classical studies. ‘He was more than an amateur in every field and this book leaves one amazed at the sheer extent of his intellectual pursuits, which in turn serve to contextualise the invention of photography – the achievement for which he is best remembered.’ – Charlotte Cory, Country Life 2013 320 pp. 109 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17934-7 £50.00* YCBA/PMC


The roots of the current global environmental crisis are explored in an ambitious, wide-ranging cultural and ecological history of the Mediterranean region that describes how humans abandoned their long-held responsibilities to the landscape when their perception of nature dramatically changed.

A History Vittoria Di Palma

Available February 2015 320 pp. 19 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19746-4 £25.00*

Available August 2014 280 pp. 23 colour + 84 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19779-2 £30.00*


History in the Making

In an eloquent history of landscape and land use, Vittoria Di Palma takes on the ‘anti-picturesque’ – how landscapes that elicit fear and disgust have shaped our conceptions of beauty and the sublime.

Arlette Farge Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton Foreword by Natalie Zemon Davis

An exquisite appreciation of the distinctive rewards of historical research and a classic guide to the personal yet disciplined craft of discovery, now in its first English translation. ‘This is a book to be cherished, to be handed on from generation to generation, preserving as it does the thrill of each new reader’s encounter with the fragmentary written remains of the past. Arlette Farge captures with extraordinary vividness the ‘obscure beauty’ of archival records, and the passion and exhilaration that handling centuries-old documents can stimulate.’ – Lisa Jardine, University College London 2013 152 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17673-5 £18.99

The Woman Reader Belinda Jack This engaging book is the first to address the controversies associated with women’s reading throughout history, and to show how vastly different women’s reading experiences have often been compared to those of men. ‘Jack has done an impressive job of synthesising the scholarly work on book-history that has radically changed what we know about women’s reading habits through the ages. In her thorough and informative book, she steadily demonstrates that the woman reader has not been nearly such an isolated or exceptional figure, historically, as was once thought.’ – Hermione Lee, Guardian 2013 344 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19720-4 £9.99*

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE The Theory That Would Not Die

Voyaging in Strange Seas The Great Revolution in Science David Knight This engaging book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. David Knight, a distinguished historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognised officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. Knight looks at a striking array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God’s mysteries and laws. Populated with interesting characters, enriched with fascinating anecdotes, and built upon an acute understanding of the era, this book tells a story as thrilling as any in human history. ‘Knight in his usual elegant and engaging manner has written the ideal book for students (and others) who want to have an overview of what he calls the ‘long Scientific Revolution’.’ – Frank James, Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections, The Royal Institution 2014 344 pp. 55 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17379-6 £25.00*


A Little History of Science William Bynum A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages. Filled with stories of men and women who asked endless questions about the world and found exciting answers through scientific discovery, this lively and engaging book takes us on a journey through the amazing history of science. ‘Beginning with the Babylonians and ending with the World Wide Web, Bynum manages to squeeze in nearly every essential scientific idea and discovery while also discussing most major disciplines … I happily confess I learned a lot.’ – Andrew Robinson, New Scientist ‘A thoughtful, elegantly presented volume with the younger reader in mind, although it’s an inspiring reminder to anyone of our extraordinary journey from ignorance to knowledge.’ – Dallas Campbell, BBC Focus ‘Covers science from Babylonian astronomy to the Human Genome Project and the Higgs Boson, in a series of lucid short chapters on telescopes, gases, engines, planetary orbits, cells, magnetism, pneumatic chemistry, continental drift and so forth. The author is particularly interesting on the history of medicine (his own field).’ – Stephen Poole, Guardian 2013 272 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19713-6 £9.99*


How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy Sharon Bertsch McGrayne In this lively narrative history, noted science writer Sharon Bertsch McGrayne recounts the discovery of Bayes’ rule and reveals how this seemingly simple mathematical theorem ignited one of the greatest scientific controversies of all time. ‘[An] engrossing study … Her book is a compelling and entertaining fusion of history, theory and biography.’ – Ian Critchley, The Sunday Times 2012 360 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18822-6 £10.99*

An Empire of Ice

Naturalists at Sea Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin Glyn Williams This enthralling book is the first to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of the naturalists who joined great eighteenth-century voyages of discovery in the Pacific and documented a natural world filled with new wonders. ‘An erudite and beautifully illustrated work, Naturalists at Sea wears its learning lightly, and conveys to non-specialists an array of fascinating details about explorers and naturalists, familiar and not-so-familiar, quoting judiciously from their journals and post-voyage publications.’ – Andrew Robinson, Nature 2013 328 pp. 39 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18073-2 £25.00*


Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science Edward J. Larson This riveting account of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration by Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Edward J. Larson restores these expeditions’ status as grand endeavours of science. ‘In this fascinating book … Larson’s intriguing accounts begin to reveal the bigger picture of early scientific research in Antarctica and its place in European geopolitics of the time.’ – Michael Bravo, New Scientist

Watcher of the Skies David Wootton A provocative and penetrating new life of Galileo, placing the man, his achievements and his failures in the broader history of the Scientific Revolution ‘Vivid and compelling … [An] engaging subtle and arresting story.’ – Eileen Reeves, Times Higher Education 2013 344 pp. 28 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19729-7 £14.99*

2012 344 pp. 54 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18821-9 £10.99*


Jefferson’s Shadow

Between God and Science Michael Hunter

The Story of His Science Keith Thomson ‘Architect, philosopher, critic of slavery, slave-owner; the contradictions of American ‘founding father’ Thomas Jefferson are well known. That he was a scientist is not. Natural historian Keith Thomson redresses the balance in this finely wrought biography.’ – Nature 2014 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20593-0 £16.99* IN PAPER

Opium Reality’s Dark Dream Thomas Dormandy This extraordinary book explores the entire history of the world’s most fascinating drug, revealing opium’s power to relieve suffering, inspire great art and promote medical advances but also to destroy individuals, families and even nations.

The first biography in a generation of one of the world’s most important scientists. ‘A comprehensive account of Boyle’s life that incorporates all the latest research…Hunter meticulously investigates every scrap of evidence.’ – Patricia Fara, BBC History Magazine 2010 384 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16931-7 £16.99*

Ginkgo The Tree That Time Forgot Peter Crane Foreword by Peter Raven

The eventful 250-million-year history of the ginkgo tree from the age of dinosaurs to the twenty-first century.

‘Rich in stories and an entertaining read.’ – Yangwen Zheng, BBC History Magazine

‘A wholly absorbing biography of one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated trees.’ – Independent

2012 376 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17532-5 £25.00*

2013 408 pp. 61 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18751-9 £25.00*

AMERICA Defiance of the Patriots

Founders as Fathers

Letters from America

The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America Benjamin L. Carp

The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries Lorri Glover

Alexis de Tocqueville

This evocative and enthralling book presents the broadest account yet of a defining event in American history, which forged the American character and continues to shape its politics today. ‘[An] impressively researched account.’ – T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement ‘Carp is an historian with a talent for people and place.’ – Daniel Aaronovitch, The Times 2011 328 pp. 33 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17812-8 £14.99*

Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy Francis D. Cogliano This dramatic reevaluation of Jefferson’s record as a statesman sheds new light on his attitudes, priorities, willingness to use deadly force, and challenges as the leader of a fledgling republic in a world of warring empires.


Robert Morris’s Folly The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder Ryan K. Smith This thoroughly researched book tells the true story of the American Founder known as the ‘financier of the Revolution’ whose unrestrained extravagance in constructing a Philadelphia mansion ruined his finances and his reputation. 2014 360 pp. 56 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19604-7 £25.00


The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784 Ellen R. Cohn, Editor, et al. With his welcome leisure time after the signing of the September 3, 1783, peace treaty, Franklin eagerly followed scientific developments (including the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American. 2014 760 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20374-5 £65.00

Available November 2014 344 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17860-9 £20.00


George Whitefield

Emperor of Liberty

2014 320 pp. 3 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-17993-4 £25.00

Offering an intimate view of the home lives of American revolutionaries – George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison – this groundbreaking book reveals how family values shaped and were shaped during the creation of the new nation.


America’s Spiritual Founding Father Thomas S. Kidd Thomas Kidd’s fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of evangelical preacher George Whitefield, trailblazer of the Great Awakening, the most controversial and influential religious leader of the late-colonial era, and the most famous man in America in the years preceding the Revolutionary War. Available January 2015 344 pp. 13 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18162-3 £25.00


Edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert With an Introduction by Ian Shapiro With Essays by J. C. D. Clark, Jane E. Calvert and Eileen Hunt Botting

Featuring the most authoritative texts available, this edition contains Thomas Paine’s essential works together with commentary that reflects the best historical thinking on this seminal figure in the American Revolution.


The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, and Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congresses Compiled, edited and introduced by Barry Alan Shain Letters, papers, petitions and proclamations from the mid-eighteenth century in the American colonies provide a radically different historical perspective on the Declaration of Independence and the motivations and events that inspired the creation of the remarkable document that inflamed the American Revolution. 2014 784 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15874-8 £85.00

This book presents for the first time the complete translated correspondence of Tocqueville on his first journey to America in 1831. These remarkable letters contain the seeds of his later masterful account of American democracy. ‘Curiously, this is the first publication en bloc, in either French or English, of Alexis de Tocqueville’s delightful letters from America in 1831–2 … Frederick Brown is to be congratulated on bringing them all together.’ – Hugh Brogan, Times Literary Supplement ‘[A] delightful selection of letters … Translated for the first time, these letters not only provide a vivid picture of Tocqueville’s daily experiences, but also show how he began to comprehend the singular country he was exploring.’ – Jeremy Jennings, Standpoint 2012 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18183-8 £16.99*

My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass Introduction and Notes by David W. Blight

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

Available January 2015 720 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16745-0 £14.99*

Edited, translated and with an introduction by Frederick Brown

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War. This classic – now with a new introduction and annotations by David W. Blight – is Douglass’ masterful recounting of his remarkable life. 2014 432 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19059-5 £8.99*

Louisa Catherine The Other Mrs. Adams Margery M. Heffron Edited by David L. Michelmore

This definitive biography of Louisa Catherine, wife and political partner of President John Quincy Adams, reveals her not only as an articulate and sophisticated woman but also as a shrewd analyst of the politics, personalities and important issues of America’s formative decades. ‘Insightful and entertaining.’ – Susan Dunn, New York Review of Books 2014 432 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19796-9 £25.00


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AMERICA Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City Nancy Lusignan Schultz The miraculous cure of a Washington, D.C., widow’s ravaging cancer in 1824, purportedly through the intervention of a charismatic German prince, ignited political, social and religious controversy. This gripping book captures the drama of the miracle and its repercussions.

A Golden Weed

For a Love of His People

Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South Drew A. Swanson

The Photography of Horace Poolaw Edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo

Drew A. Swanson’s provocative environmental history of southern tobacco examines the material relationships that connected the crops, land and people of the Piedmont region, linking issues of race and landscape management while exploring how an attempt at agricultural permanence went seriously awry. 2014 360 pp. 14 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19116-5 £30.00


Gathering Together

Available August 2014 344 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18061-9 £25.00


Geronimo Robert M. Utley This fast-paced biography strips away the myths that have obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of the ferocious and elusive Apache fighter for the first time. ‘If you are intrigued by the real Apache behind the burning ranches and scattered corpses of Cormac McCarthy’s novels or John Ford’s films, then this is a valuable and recommended read.’ – Brian Schofield, The Sunday Times 2013 376 pp. 27 b/w illus. + 13 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-19836-2 £14.99*

This eye-opening study of Civil War photography traces the introduction of the camera into the battlefield and shows its influence on history and our responses to war.


This book demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers a shocking historical pattern of governmental deception and malfeasance in treaties signed – and just as often breached – with Native Americans. The book explores how millions of square miles of Native lands and resources were fraudulently acquired, who participated, why, and the lingering consequences of that shameful history. 2012 352 pp. 14 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18185-2 £12.99*

‘Striking and unexpected imagery … For a book of this scope and depth, academic, meticulously researched and a corrective to much that has gone before, the text reads throughout like a thriller.’ – Robin Muir, World of Interiors

American Lynching Ashraf H. A. Rushdy In this meticulously researched and accessibly written interpretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has endured, evolved and changed, from its origins in colonial-era

2013 288 pp. 303 colour + b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19180-6 £35.00* MMA

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash Gerard N. Magliocca ‘Magliocca has written an excellent constitutional history of a pivotal period in American law … Highly recommended for those interested in the political contests of the 1890s and in the evolution of American constitutional law.’ – James L. Hunt, Journal of American History

Roderick Frazier Nash

This deeply researched book is the first to address the experiences of civilians in Atlanta from the 1850s through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. What was life really like for white and black residents, for men, women and children from all walks of life?


Jeff L. Rosenheim

Wilderness and the American Mind Fifth Edition

Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta Wendy Hamand Venet

2014 304 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19216-2 £25.00

Photography and the American Civil War

2014 248 pp. 15 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20582-4 £20.00* IN PAPER

A Changing Wind


The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory Paul VanDevelder

2014 288 pp. 24 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20589-3 £20.00* IN PAPER

This comprehensive book demonstrates how the interactions between the Shawnee peoples and arriving European colonists transformed the political realities and ideas of both groups, profoundly affecting the course of American history.

Available August 2014 192 pp. 152 duotone + 10 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19745-7 £30.00 NMAI

Savages and Scoundrels

‘A gripping slice of history with fresh, often unsettling resonances for the modern reader.’ – Daniel Stashower, Washington Post

The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870 Sami Lakomäki

Lushly illustrated with more than 150 never-beforepublished photographs, this retrospective represents the first major publication of Horace Poolaw’s photography. Poolaw, a Kiowa Indian from Anadarko, Oklahoma, documented his community during a time of great change, witnessing with his camera the transformations that each decade of the twentieth century brought to his multi-tribal community.

Foreword by Char Miller

Roderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history and the origins of the environmental and conservation movements. A new preface and epilogue bring Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. 2014 440 pp. 1 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-19038-0 £18.99* EDITION

Virginia to the present. ‘A triumphant work on the problematic history of one of America’s longest and most troubling traditions.’ – Kirkus Reviews 2014 240 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20587-9 £16.99* IN PAPER

Hell on the Range A Story of Honor, Conscience and the American West Daniel Justin Herman In this lively account of Arizona’s Rim Country War of the 1880s, prizewinning author Daniel Herman uncovers surprising truths about the complex interplay of honour, conscience, violence and identity in the history of the American West. ‘[A] fine analysis … Any reader will be stimulated and challenged by the use of this lens for viewing the American West and indeed much of the nation.’ – Richard W. Slatta, American Historical Review 2013 400 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19826-3 £20.00*

AMERICA The Great Agnostic


Patriotic Betrayal

Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought Susan Jacoby

The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson Barbara Ransby

In this thought-provoking biography, the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism restores Ingersoll to his rightful place in the American secular tradition and demonstrates why his arguments matter today more than ever.

This compelling biography tells Essie Robeson’s own story for the first time – from her unconventional marriage, to her influence on her husband’s early career, to her tireless efforts against racism and injustice around the globe.

The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism Karen M. Paget

‘Jacoby makes the case that Americans are dearly indebted to Ingersoll, and would be well-served to revisit his life and writings at a time when religious thought continues to be a divisive force in American civic life … In this important volume, Jacoby illuminates a mind worth celebrating and the story of a life well lived.’ – Daily Beast

‘Compelling, expansive and lively … advances our knowledge of numerous fields such as the black radical left, black internationalism, black women’s intellectual history, Cold War politics, the long African American freedom struggle and human rights.’ – Imaobong D. Umoren, Reviews in History

2014 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20578-7 £10.99 IN PAPER

Nature’s Noblemen Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West Monica Rico Exploring the myth of the American West in the nineteenth century as a place for men to assert their masculinity by ‘roughing it’ in the wilderness, Monica Rico reveals how this myth played out in a transatlantic context.

2014 424 pp. 64 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20585-5 £16.99* IN PAPER

Lillian Hellman An Imperious Life Jewish Lives Series Dorothy Gallagher Glamorous, talented and audacious, Hellman created Broadway hits, supported radical political causes, and often became embroiled in scandal. This book’s sharp new portrait reveals the truth behind the myths she spun about her life and herself.

2013 304 pp. 5 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13606-7 £27.50

‘Unafraid to question Hellman’s idealized memoirs, Gallagher (Hannah’s Daughters) meets the ‘unflaggingly famous’ dramatist head on in this pithy biography.’ – Publishers Weekly

Hollow Justice

2014 184 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16497-8 £18.99*

A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States David E. Wilkins This book provides a legal and political history of the claims Native Americans have made against the federal government over the past two centuries in response to the federal government’s persistent violations of treaties, indigenous sovereignty and property rights. 2013 272 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11926-8 £25.00

Emma Goldman

Who Speaks for the Negro? Robert Penn Warren Introduction by David W. Blight

Excerpts from interviews conducted by Robert Penn Warren in the mid-1960s with African American leaders and activists – including Martin Luther King, Malcom X, James Baldwin and other lesser-known figures – are combined with the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s lucid reflections in this powerful oral history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Revolution as a Way of Life Jewish Lives Series Vivian Gornick

Available December 2014 460 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20510-7 £15.99

A vibrant, deeply human portrait of a woman dedicated to fierce protest against the tyranny of institutions over individuals, by the celebrated author.

A Life in the Picture Trade Jewish Lives Series Rachel Cohen

‘[A] fascinating biography … Gornick weaves it together in an accessible and engaging way … a timely and valuable contribution.’ – Jennifer Lipman, Jewish Chronicle 2013 160 pp. 1 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19823-2 £10.99*


Bernard Berenson

This brilliant new biography of the leading art connoisseur of the Gilded Age explores his accomplishments, his painful disappointments, the historical forces that affected his life, and the women who were central to his achievements.

In this revelatory book, Karen M. Paget shows how the CIA turned the National Student Association into an intelligence asset during the Cold War, with students used – often wittingly and sometimes unwittingly – as undercover agents inside America and abroad. In 1967, Ramparts magazine exposed the story, prompting the Agency into engineering a successful cover-up. Now Paget, drawing on archival sources, declassified documents, and more than 150 interviews, shows that the Ramparts story revealed only a small part of the plot. A cautionary tale, throwing sharp light on the persistent argument, heard even now, about whether America’s national-security interests can be advanced by skullduggery and deception, Patriotic Betrayal, says Karl E. Meyer, a former editorial board member of the New York Times and The Washington Post, evokes ‘the aura of a John le Carré novel with its selfserving rationalizations, its layers of duplicity, and its bureaucratic doubletalk.’ And Hugh Wilford, author of The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, calls Patriotic Betrayal ‘extremely valuable as a case study of relations between the CIA and one of its front groups, greatly extending and enriching our knowledge and understanding of the complex dynamics involved in such covert, state-private relationships; it offers a fascinating portrayal of post-World War II U.S. political culture in microcosm.’ Available February 2015 448 pp. 17 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20508-4 £22.50*


The Gateway Arch A Biography Tracy Campbell This book is the first to explore the colourful history of the spectacular Gateway Arch of St. Louis and the controversial tactics of its creators. Beloved as a symbol of American democracy, the monument can also be seen as a vivid example of failed urban planning. ‘Full of drama and intrigue, The Gateway Arch colorfully traces how the architectural symbol of America’s opening to the west in St. Louis came into being – a process marked by political contention, the personal pathology of a great architect, and a city’s search for identity.’ – William H. Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Duke University. 2014 232 pp. 25 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20568-8 £12.99* IN PAPER

‘An extremely thoughtful and readable biography of Berenson.’ – Charles Saumarez-Smith, Apollo Magazine 2013 344 pp. 23 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14942-5 £18.99*


INDEX Page Author/Title 26 8 6 24 4 23 8 21 11 24 3 20 4 4 22 19 22 11 23 21 13 5 2 26 19 21 15 4 31 27 17 9 15 15 33 2 11 33 33 23 34 30 37 32 10 35 12 4 15 6 35 37 8 7 17 2 34 26 32 24 7 20


Abulafia: The Discovery of Mankind Ahnert: Moral Culture of Scottish Enlightenment Alford: Burghley Allawi: Faisal I of Iraq Allmand: Henry V Allport: Demobbed Andrew: Aristocratic Vice Applebaum: Gulag Voices Ashton: Victorian Bloomsbury Bar-On: Moshe Dayan Barber: The Crusader States Barenberg: Gulag Town, Company Town Barlow: Edward the Confessor Barlow: William Rufus Barthas: Poilu Becirevic: ´ ´ Genocide on the Drina River Beckett: The Making of the First World War Begg: Jack the Ripper Bell: Twelve Turning Points of Second World War Belova: Funding Loyalty Bergin: Politics of Religion in Early Modern France Bernard: Anne Boleyn Bernard: The Late Medieval English Church Berry: A Path in the Mighty Waters Bibó: The Art of Peacemaking Bidlack & Lomagin: The Leningrad Blockade Binding: Hans Christian Andersen Black: George III Black: The Power of Knowledge Blanton: George I Sánchez Bonelli: Exit Berlin Boswell: Facts and Inventions Bosworth: Italian Venice Bosworth: Whispering City Bremner: Imperial Gothic Brown: Durham Cathedral Brown: Palmerston Brunner: Inventing the Christmas Tree Brusius: William Henry Fox Talbot Buckley: Monty’s Men Bynum: A Little History of Science Calderisi: Earthly Mission Campbell: The Gateway Arch Campbell: The Romans and Their World Carlton: This Seat of Mars Carp: Defiance of the Patriots Caute: Isaac and Isaiah Chrimes: Henry VII Chrisman-Campbell: Fashion Victims Cockayne: Hubbub Cogliano: Emperor of Liberty Cohen: Bernard Berenson Coke & Borg: Vauxhall Gardens Colley: Britons Confino: A World Without Jews Cornell: Bannockburn Crane: Ginkgo Cronin: Global Rules Cunliffe: Europe Between the Oceans Daigle: The Limits of Détente Damrosch: Jonathan Swift Davies & Harris: Stalin’s World

Page Author/Title 10 35 18 33 25 9 34 18 4 35 5 5 30 30 5 5 4 26 33 14 26 33 20 8 22 27 4 31 35 30 3 25 16 21 25 18 3 37 32 10 15 17 21 24 4 16 35 31 6 29 1 13 37 27 18 3 4 10 8 17 25 25

Davies: Wellington’s Wars De Tocqueville: Letters from America Delbo: Auschwitz and After Di Palma: Wasteland Diner: Roads Taken Doderer-Winkler: Magnificent Entertainments Dormandy: Opium Douglas: Orderly and Humane Douglas: William the Conqueror Douglass: My Bondage and My Freedom Duffy: Fires of Faith Duffy: Marking the Hours Duffy: Saints and Sinners Duffy: Ten Popes Who Shook the World Duffy: The Stripping of the Altars Duffy: The Voices of Morebath Edwards: Mary I Elliott: Empires of the Atlantic World Elliott: History in the Making Elliott: Spain, Europe and the Wider World Eltis: Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Farge: The Allure of the Archives Firsov: Secret Cables of the Comintern Flavell: When London Was Capital of America Fletcher: Life, Death and Growing Up Folsom: The Yaquis and the Empire Foot: Æthelstan France: Perilous Glory Franklin: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin vol 41 Freeman: A New History of Early Christianity Freeman: Holy Bones, Holy Dust Friedländer: Franz Kafka Friedrich: Hitler’s Berlin Frierson: Silence Was Salvation Frieze: Totally Unofficial Fulbrook: The People’s State Galbert of Bruges: Murder, Betrayal & Slaughter Gallagher: Lillian Hellman Galor & Bloedhorn: Archaeology of Jerusalem Gauci: William Beckford Gay: Why the Romantics Matter Gerwarth: Hitler’s Hangman Getty: Practicing Stalinism Gilbert: In Ishmael’s House Gillingham: Richard I Ginsborg: Family Politics Glover: Founders as Fathers Goetzmann et al: The Great Mirror of Folly Goldring: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Gombrich: A Little History of the World Goodall: The English Castle Gordon: Calvin Gornick: Emma Goldman Gott: Cuba Gottlieb: Sarah Green: The Hundred Years War Gregg: Queen Anne Griffin: Liberty’s Dawn Guilding: Owning the Past Haas: Forbidden Music HaCohen: The Music Libel Against the Jews Halkin: Jabotinsky

Page Author/Title 11 25 27 32 29 13 20 6 21 4 28 35 9 36 9 1 1 4 3 34 1 1 33 11 37 11 21 8 19 14 14 14 24 24 16 24 24 3 20 17 28 35 28 13 4 31 34 16 17 27 36 18 34 27 1 30 13 4 7 8 23 27

Hall: Macaulay and Son Halperin: Babel in Zion Harms et al: Indian Ocean Slavery Harris: The End of Byzantium Harrison: Contagion Hart: Calvinism Hartley: Siberia Haskell: The King’s Pictures Haslam: Russia’s Cold War Hatton: George I Hayton: The South China Sea Heffron: Louisa Catherine Herbert: Female Alliances Herman: Hell on the Range Herzog: Household Politics Hicks: The Wars of the Roses Higham & Ryan: The Anglo-Saxon World Hollister: Henry I Housley: Fighting for the Cross Hunter: Boyle Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe Hutton: Pagan Britain Jack: The Woman Reader Jackson: Dirty Old London Jacoby: The Great Agnostic Jeal: Livingstone Jones: Myth, Memory, Trauma Jonsson: Enlightenment’s Frontier Judah: The Serbs Kamen: Philip of Spain Kamen: The Spanish Inquisition Kaplan: Cunegonde’s Kidnapping Karsh: Islamic Imperialism Karsh: Palestine Betrayed Kater: Weimar Katouzian: The Persians Keddie: Modern Iran Keen: Chivalry Kelly: St Petersburg Kershaw: Hitler, the Germans, and Final Solution Khan: The Great Partition Kidd: George Whitefield Kiely: The Compelling Ideal Kim: Travelling Artist in the Italian Renaissance King: King Stephen Klaus: Forging Capitalism Knight: Voyaging in Strange Seas Kohut: A German Generation Kühne: Belonging and Genocide Laband: Zulu Warriors Lakomäki: Gathering Together Lang: Primo Levi Larson: An Empire of Ice Lawrance: Amistad’s Orphans Lawrence-Mathers: The True History of Merlin Levack: The Devil Within Lincoln: Brilliant Discourse Loach: Edward VI Lord: The Great Plague Lord: The Hellfire Clubs Lukacs: Five Days in London Lynch: New Worlds

INDEX Page Author/Title 27 5 33 31 2 36 31 6 12 9 19 32 32 24 18 23 23 34 33 13 32 10 15 15 33 18 4 24 36 14 25 8 10 18 22 36 7 4 13 37 35 29 14 6 2 16 13 31 16 4 7 4 22 22 22 11 13 37 13 37 20 14

Lynch: Simón Bolívar MacCulloch: Thomas Cranmer MacDonald: Hannibal Macrakis: Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies Madigan: Medieval Christianity Magliocca: Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Mandler: Return from the Natives Manley: Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays Marriott: Beyond the Tower Marschner: Queen Caroline Marsh: The Euro Martin: Ancient Greece Martin: Ancient Rome Mather: Pashas Matynia: An Uncanny Era Mawdsley: December 1941 Mazower: Inside Hitler’s Greece McGrayne: The Theory That Would Not Die McGregor: Back to the Garden McHam: Pliny and the Artistic Culture McKenzie: Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt McLynn: Captain Cook McPhee: Robespierre Merriman: Massacre Meyers & Chancey: Alexander to Constantine Michnik: The Trouble with History Miller: James II Mirsky: Rav Kook Mithlo: For a Love of His People Monod: Solomon’s Secret Arts Morris: 1948 Morris: Sex, Money and Personal Character Muir: Wellington Müller: Contesting Democracy Mulligan: The Great War for Peace Nash: Wilderness and the American Mind Ohlmeyer: Making Ireland English Ormrod: Edward III Ozment: The Serpent and the Lamb Paget: Patriotic Betrayal Paine: Selected Writings of Thomas Paine Parker: Global Crisis Parker: Imprudent King Parry: The Arch Conjuror of England Penman: Robert the Bruce Petropoulos: Artists under Hitler Pettegree: The Book in the Renaissance Pettegree: The Invention of News Phillips: Becoming Freud Phillips: Edward II Pincus: 1688 Prestwich: Edward I Prior & Wilson: Passchendaele Prior & Wilson: The Somme Prior: Gallipoli Prochaska: The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot Randolph: Touching Objects Ransby: Eslanda Richardson: The Field of Cloth of Gold Rico: Nature’s Noblemen Roberts: Stalin’s Wars Robertson: An Atlas of the Peninsular War

Page Author/Title 8 12 12 36 4 20 4 20 23 36 12 11 30 21 4 4 23 31 36 29 20 35 25 29 28 6 6 6 21 17 25 19 8 11 4 35 26 20 25 6 22 28 11 18 36 19 3 12 29 27 4 34 19 12 9 14 8 2 19 22 2 15

Rogers: Mayhem Rose: Intellectual Life of British Working Classes Rose: The Literary Churchill Rosenheim: Photography and American Civil War Ross: Edward IV Ross: Like a Bomb Going Off Ross: Richard III Rubenstein: Leon Trotsky Rubin & Schwanitz: Nazis, Islamists and Making Rushdy: American Lynching Saint: Survey of London: Battersea vol 49 Sanders: In the Olden Time Satlow: How the Bible Became Holy Satter: It Was a Long Time Ago Saul: Richard II Scarisbrick: Henry VIII Schrijvers: Those Who Hold Bastogne Schui: Austerity Schultz: Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle Scott: The Art of Not Being Governed Senelick & Ostrovsky: The Soviet Theater Shain: The Declaration of Independence Shapira: Ben-Gurion Shapiro: Charter of the United Nations Sharma: Gandhi Sharpe: Image Wars Sharpe: Rebranding Rule Sharpe: Selling the Tudor Monarchy Shearer: Stalin and the Lubianka Sherratt: Hitler’s Philosophers Shilon: Menachem Begin Shkandrij: Ukrainian Nationalism Sirota: The Christian Monitors Slater: The Great Charles Dickens Scandal Smith: George IV Smith: Robert Morris’s Folly Smith: Ship of Death Smith: Works in Progress Stern: The Genius Stevenson: The City and the King Stichelbaut: The Great War Seen from the Air Strangio: Hun Sen’s Cambodia Stratmann: The Marquess of Queensberry Sutnik: Memory Unearthed Swanson: A Golden Weed Tanner: Croatia Taylor: The Virgin Warrior Thom: Survey of London: Battersea vol 50 Thomas: Islanders Thompson: A History of South Africa Thompson: George II Thomson: Jefferson’s Shadow Thorpe: The Danube Thurley: Men from the Ministry Tobin: The Duchess’s Shells Treasure: The Huguenots Trevor-Roper: History and the Enlightenment Trevor-Roper: The Invention of Scotland Tsutsiev: Atlas of Ethno-Political History Tucker: War/Photography Turner: Eleanor of Aquitaine Turner: European Intellectual History

Page Author/Title 2 3 36 19 28 36 3 36 9 9 10 12 4 4 37 26 7 13 28 30 37 12 5 34 6 19 3 4 9 25 34 14 28 28

Turner: Julian of Norwich, Theologian Turner: Thomas Aquinas Utley: Geronimo Van Middelaar: The Passage to Europe Van Schaik: Tibet VanDevelder: Savages and Scoundrels Vauchez: Francis of Assisi Venet: A Changing Wind Vickery: Behind Closed Doors Vickery: The Gentleman’s Daughter Vincent: Nelson Walkowitz: Nights Out Warren: Henry II Warren: King John Warren: Who Speaks for the Negro? Webb: Marlborough’s America Weil: A Plague of Informers Wellman: Queens and Mistresses Wemheuer: Famine Politics in Maoist China Wilken: The First Thousand Years Wilkins: Hollow Justice Willes: The Gardens of the British Working Class Willes: The Making of the English Gardener Williams: Naturalists at Sea Wills: Making Make-Believe Real Wilson: The Ukrainians Winroth: The Conversion of Scandinavia Wolffe: Henry VI Wollstonecraft: Vindication of Rights of Woman Wolpe: David Wootton: Galileo Wrigley: Roman Fever Zhou: Forgotten Voices of Mao’s Great Famine Zhou:The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962


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