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ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL BRITAIN The Real Lives of Roman Britain

The AngloSaxon World

Guy de la Bédoyère

N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan

An innovative, informative and entertaining history of Roman Britain told through the lives of individuals in all walks of life. ‘Guy de la Bédoyère brings Roman Britain back to life through an engrossing study of those many individuals whose lives may escape the grand narratives of historians but leave their trace in the archaeological record … This is an imaginative and refreshing study which I enjoyed immensely.’ – Matthew Leigh, History Today ‘The author’s engaging style cannot hide his deep knowledge of the past. He puts the people back into Roman Britain to give us a refreshing and welcome take on a familiar history.’ – Edward Biddulph, Current Archaeology ‘To redeem the dead and the forgotten from the shadows of obscurity is one of the noblest responsibilities that a historian can take on. All honour, then, to Guy de la Bédoyère for breathing life back into the spectres of Roman Britain.’ – Tom Holland Available September 2016 264 pp. 32 colour illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22349-1 £12.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

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/$37.00

Pagan Britain Ronald Hutton In this enthralling account of paganism in Britain from the Paleolithic 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. ‘[A] magisterial synthesis of archaeology, history, anthropology and folklore.’ – 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 … [Hutton is] a lovely writer with a keen sense of the spiritual potency of Britain’s ancient landscape.’ – 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

The essential history of Anglo-Saxon England, brought completely up to date with new discoveries and interpretations. Incorporating the latest research in a wide range of disciplines, this definitive history casts new light on the crucial Anglo-Saxon period, from the exit of the Romans to the arrival of William the Conqueror. ‘You could hardly have a better, more timely, and more attractive demonstration of why the AngloSaxons still matter to us.’ – Michael Wood, author of In Search of the Dark Ages ‘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 … It is an interdisciplinary work, combining lively analysis of written sources with archaeological discoveries, linguistic evidence, landscape archaeology, palaeobotany, genetics, and more … Complementing this treasure trove of information is a series of superb maps, as well as generous quantities of big, colourful photos that vividly illustrate the masterpieces that these supposedly Dark Age peoples were able to create.’ – Current Archaeology ‘A beautifully illustrated overview of the foundational period in British history … It’s a pleasure to peruse, and a mine of fresh insights and new discoveries.’ – Michael Wood, BBC History Magazine ‘A magisterial new overview … the Anglo-Saxon worlds in all their violent splendour come alive in these pages.’ – Steve Donoghue, OpenLettersMonthly 2015 496 pp. 100 colour illus., 40 line drawings, 60 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-21613-4 £16.99/$30.00


The Unready Levi Roach An imaginative reassessment of Æthelred “the Unready,” one of medieval England’s most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure. The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred ‘the Unready’ (978–1016) has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational and poorly advised. Infamous for his domestic and international failures, Æthelred was unable to fend off successive Viking raids, leading to the notorious St. Brice’s Day Massacre in 1002, during which Danes in England were slaughtered on his orders. Though Æthelred’s posthumous standing is dominated by his unsuccessful military leadership, his seemingly blind trust in disloyal associates, and his harsh treatment of political opponents, Roach suggests that Æthelred has been wrongly maligned. Drawing on extensive research, Roach argues that Æthelred was driven by pious concerns about sin, society and the anticipated apocalypse. His strategies, in this light, were to honour God and find redemption. Chronologically charting Æthelred’s life, Roach presents a more accessible character than previously available, illuminating his place in England and Europe at the turn of the first millennium. Available September 2016 400 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19629-0 £30.00/$40.00 NEW

Tales From the Long Twelfth Century

The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire Richard Huscroft This intriguing book tells the story of England’s great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual kingcentric narrative, Richard Huscroft instead centres each of his chapters on the experiences of a particular man or woman who contributed to the broad sweep of events. Whether noble and brave or flawed and fallible, each participant was struggling to survive in the face of uncontrollable forces. Princes, princesses, priests, heroes, relatives, friends and others – some well known and others obscure – all were embroiled in the drama of historic events. Under Henry II and his sons Richard I (the Lionheart) and John, the empire rose to encompass much of the British Isles and the greater part of modern France, yet it survived a mere fifty years. Huscroft deftly weaves together the stories of individual lives to illuminate the key themes of this exciting and formative era. ‘An innovative approach that … works very well indeed … a good, original book.’ – Marc Morris, BBC History Magazine ‘These stories that Huscroft deploys are wonderful soil-turners that show these matters afresh … this is the first time that many of these accounts have escaped from academia into a more accessible and enjoyable collection.’ – Alex Burghart, Spectator ‘This enthralling series of biographical studies, all skilfully linked to wider themes, opens many windows on to the politics and society of twelfthcentury Europe.’ – David Carpenter, author of The Struggle for Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain 1066–1284 2016 336 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18725-0 £20.00/$50.00


Henry the Young King, 1155–1183 Matthew Strickland This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman Conquest to be created co-ruler in his father’s lifetime. Crowned at fifteen to secure an undisputed succession, Henry played a central role in the politics of Henry II’s great empire and was hailed as the embodiment of chivalry. Yet, consistently denied direct rule, the Young King was provoked first into heading a major rebellion against his father, then to waging a bitter war against his brother Richard for control of Aquitaine, dying before reaching the age of thirty having never assumed actual power. In this remarkable history, Matthew Strickland provides a richly coloured portrait of an allbut-forgotten royal figure tutored by Thomas Becket, trained in arms by the great knight William Marshal, and incited to rebellion by his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, while using his career to explore the nature of kingship, succession, dynastic politics and rebellion in twelfth-century England and France. 2016 496 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21551-9 £30.00/$40.00


2015 496 pp. 103 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20546-6 £12.99/$35.00


MEDIEVAL BRITAIN The Culture of Food in England, 1200–1500 C. M. Woolgar In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavours and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper’s bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals and pleasure across four centuries. ‘In this meticulously researched study, Christopher Woolgar serves up a feast of information about food in medieval England … By successfully interrogating the relationship between communities, institutions and food, Woolgar provides some fascinating new perspectives on medieval life.’ – Louise Wilkinson, Literary Review ‘Chris Woolgar has an unrivalled knowledge of the variety of sources for medieval eating and drinking, and makes excellent use, not just of household accounts and recipe books, but also of fables, proverbs, sermons, coroners’ records and saints’ lives, to reveal previously unknown details of diet in all sections of society, and the wider meaning of meals which served to reinforce connections across the community.’ – Christopher Dyer, author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages 2016 360 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18191-3 £30.00/$45.00

English Medieval Embroidery

Opus Anglicanum Edited by Clare Browne, Glyn Davies and M. A. Michael In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles were indispensable symbols of wealth and power. Owing to their quality, complexity and magnificence, English embroideries enjoyed international demand and can be traced in Continental sources as opus anglicanum (English work). This sumptuously illustrated book draws on new research and detailed photography to offer an introduction to their design, production and use. Essays by leading experts explore the embroideries’ artistic and social context, while catalogue entries examine individual masterpieces. Medieval embroiderers lived in a tightly knit community in London, and many were women who can be identified by name today. Comparisons between their work and contemporary painting challenge modern assumptions about the hierarchy of artistic media. Contributors consider an outstanding range of surviving examples, highlighting their exquisite craftsmanship and exploring the world in which they were created. Exhibition: Opus Anglicanum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, October 2016–January 2017 Available October 2016 336 pp. 160 colour + 100 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22200-5 £40.00/$75.00 VAM



Robert the Bruce King of the Scots Michael Penman

This fascinating new biography of the great Scottish hero focuses on his kingship in the fifteen years that followed his triumphant victory at Bannockburn. ‘Penman’s book is first-class history: detailed, closely argued and ringing with the authority of one steeped in the period … [His] scholarship is commendable, his style clear, his contribution to this field a truly original and quietly groundbreaking addition to the known facts of Robert the Bruce … essential reading.’ – Rosemary Goring, The Herald 2014 456 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14872-5 £25.00/$45.00

Bannockburn 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 2014 320 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20794-1 £14.99/$30.00

The Invention of Scotland

Myth and History Hugh Trevor-Roper A characteristically robust and controversial account of Scotch myth and Scottish history by one of Britain’s greatest historians. The entire history of Scotland has been coloured by myth, says Hugh Trevor-Roper in this lively and controversial book. He looks at the role of myth in history and memory, and analyses the impact of three important myths on Scottish history and identity. ‘Splendidly engaging.’ – Christopher Hirst, Independent 2014 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20858-0 £10.99/$38.00

Julian of Norwich, Theologian Denys Turner Offering a fresh and elegant account of Julian’s thought, Denys Turner argues that her approach to theological questions places her legitimately within the pantheon of great medieval theologians. ‘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/$29.00

Art and Optics in the Hereford Map

An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 Marcia Kupfer

A single, monumental mappa mundi (world map), made around 1300 for Hereford Cathedral, survives intact from the Middle Ages. As Marcia Kupfer reveals in her arresting new study, this celebrated testament to medieval learning has long been profoundly misunderstood. Features of the coloured and gilded map that baffle modern expectations are typically dismissed as the product of careless execution. Kupfer argues that they should rightly be seen as part of the map’s encoded commentary on the nature of vision itself. Optical conceits and perspectival games formed part of the map’s language of vision, were central to its commission, and shaped its display, formal design and allegorical fabric. These discoveries compel a sweeping revision of the artwork’s intellectual and arthistorical genealogy, as well as its function and aesthetic significance, shedding new light on the impact of scientific discourses in late medieval art. Available October 2016 240 pp. 50 colour + 50 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22033-9 £60.00/$85.00 PMC


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 volume draws together a very broad array of recent research. It’s range is progidious, stretching from the conception of the physical building … to its intellectual, liturgical and spiritual context.’ – Gabriel Byng, Times Literary Supplement 2014 602 pp. 200 colour + 200 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20818-4 £75.00/$125.00 PMC

The English Castle 1066–1650 John Goodall

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 2011 480 pp. 250 colour + 100 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11058-6 £45.00/$75.00 PMC

MEDIEVAL BRITAIN & EUROPE Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen of France, Queen of England Ralph V. Turner Untangling the myths and legends of many centuries, this biography gives us the real Eleanor – tenacious, defiant and powerful. ‘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/$39.00


The French Prince Who Invaded England Catherine Hanley In 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch. They wanted a strong, experienced man, of royal blood, and they found him on the other side of the Channel: astonishingly, the most attractive candidate for the crown of England was Louis, eldest son and heir of the king of France. In this fascinating biography of England’s least-known ‘king’ – and the first to be written in English – Catherine Hanley explores the life and times of ‘Louis the Lion’ before, during and beyond his quest for the English throne. She illuminates the national and international context of his 1216 invasion, and explains why and how after sixteen fruitless months he failed to make himself King Louis I of England. Hanley also explores Louis’s subsequent reign over France until his untimely death on the Albigensian Crusade. Published eight centuries after the creation of Magna Carta and on the 800th anniversary of Louis’s proclamation as king, this fascinating story is a colourful tale of national culture, power and politics that brings a long-forgotten life out of the shadows of history. ‘Those who enjoy Plantagenet history or merely royal curiosities will find it an exciting and elegantly told tale.’ – Dan Jones, The Times 2016 296 pp. 12 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21745-2 £25.00/$40.00


The Hundred Years War

A People’s History David Green 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 an exploration of what life was like for ordinary and extraordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating conflict that changed their world. ‘Green’s brilliant evocation of the period, his eye for telling detail, and his powerful narrative voice serve to transform the history of war and nationhood in later medieval England and France.’ – Mark Ormrod, author of Edward III ‘Green writes with sensitivity, intelligence and an eye for detail.’ – Nick Vincent, BBC History Magazine 2015 360 pp. 23 b/w illus. + 5 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-21610-3 £14.99/$25.00

Henry V

The Conscience of a King Malcolm Vale Shakespeare’s centuries -old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since. But in this exciting, thoroughly researched volume a different view of Henry emerges: a multidimensional ruler of great piety, a hands-on governor who introduced a radically new conception of England’s European role in secular and ecclesiastical affairs, a lover of music and art, and a dutiful king who fully appreciated his duties towards those he ruled. Historian Malcolm Vale draws on extensive primary archival evidence that includes many documents annotated or endorsed in Henry’s own hand. Focusing on a series of themes – the interaction between king and Church, the rise of the English language as a medium of government and politics, the role of ceremony in Henry’s kingship, and more

– Vale revises understandings of Henry V and the matters that concerned him most as he conducted the everyday business of England. ‘By giving greater authority to the archival record than most previous historians have done, and by adopting a thematic rather than a chronological approach to his subject, Malcolm Vale has succeeded in penetrating, as never before, the mind and intentions of Henry V. As this highly recommended study develops, the reader is presented with a king no longer primarily a soldier but a much more rounded, multifaceted figure who leads his country through a time of uncertainties social, political, military and religious, justifying the author’s claim to have revealed ‘another Henry V’ in the process.’ – Christopher Allmand, author of Henry V ‘A highly original study of Henry V. It is difficult these days to say anything new about the king: Malcolm Vale manages it.’ – Nigel Saul, author of For Honour and Fame: Chivalry in England, 1066–1500 Available August 2016 328 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14873-2 £20.00/$35.00


The Battle of Agincourt

The Wars of the Roses

Edited by Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer

Michael Hicks

In a remarkable work commemorating the 600th anniversary of arguably the most iconic military engagement of the medieval era, a wide range of experts examine the battle in its political, cultural, and geographical contexts, detailing strategies, tactics, armour, weapons and fighting techniques while exploring the battlefield experiences of commanders and ordinary soldiers alike. In addition, this all-encompassing study offers deep analyses of many artifacts and aspects of the battle and its aftermath that have rarely been covered in other histories, including medicine and hygiene, the roles of faith and chivalry, the music of the times, and the experiences of women. ‘Agincourt is a battle of totemic importance. This book is not only a worthy contribution to a significant anniversary in its own right, but also an essential addition to scholarship on medieval military history.’ – Jeremy Black 2015 352 pp. 120 colour + 80 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21430-7 £30.00/$50.00

Chivalry Maurice Keen ‘Keen writes very well and with immense enthusiasm … Scholarly, original, 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/$20.00

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 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 … 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/$38.00

The Late Medieval English Church Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome G. W. Bernard Historian George Bernard presents a bold, provocative challenge to our understanding of the late medieval church and the Protestant Reformation. ‘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/$35.00


MEDIEVAL EUROPE & THE MEDIEVAL WORLD Medieval Europe Chris Wickham A spirited and thoughtprovoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages. The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period – one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the entire sweep of the Middle Ages across Europe, Wickham focuses on important changes century by century, including such pivotal crises and moments as the fall of the western Roman Empire, Charlemagne’s reforms, the feudal revolution, the challenge of heresy, the destruction of the Byzantine Empire, the rebuilding of late

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France Lindy Grant This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX. A central figure in the politics of medieval Europe, Blanche was a sophisticated patron of religion and culture. From her marriage as an Angevin princess to the future LouisVIII of France, she was at the centre of French diplomacy. Twice, she ruled France as regent. Lindy Grant’s account is based on a close analysis of Blanche’s household accounts and of the social and religious networks on which her power and agency, as ruler and patron, depended. Blanche is revealed as a vibrant and intellectually questioning personality, the granddaughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine as much as the mother of Saint Louis; and as an effective, wide-ranging and innovative ruler with an acute sense of the authority open to a woman at the highest reaches of medieval society – a woman whom the English monk, Matthew Paris, recognised as ‘the greatest of all the ladies on the earth.’ Available September 2016 400 pp. 10 colour + 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21926-5 £30.00/$50.00 NEW

The Virgin Warrior

The Life and Death of Joan of Arc Larissa Juliet Taylor 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 ‘An admirably nuanced, critical biography, which, in its straightforward approach to the sources, serves as a necessary corrective to much current scholarship.’ – Brenda Bolton, Church Times 2010 280 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16895-2 £11.99/$25.00


medieval states, and the appalling devastation of the Black Death. He provides illuminating vignettes that underscore how shifting social, economic and political circumstances affected individual lives and international events. Wickham offers both a new conception of Europe’s medieval period and a provocative revision of exactly how and why the Middle Ages matter. ‘This is tremendously good. Chris Wickham has an outstandingly keen and understanding eye for the diversities of life across a broadly-framed Europe, and for changes over time. Impressive geographic reach is combined wth nuance, and a keen sense of the particularities of different historical landscapes. The author continually makes illuminating connections and comparisons, and does not flinch from offering clear judgments or nailing his own colours to the mast. Indeed, he has a consistently refreshing ability to get the reader away from predictable or ingrained ways of thinging about and judging things.’ – Len Scales, author of The Shaping of German Identity Available October 2016 352 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20834-4 £25.00/$35.00


Frederick Barbarossa

The Prince and the Myth John Freed Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany’s most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d’état in 1152. A leading monarch of the Middle Ages, he legalised the dualism between the crown and the princes that endured until the end of the Holy Roman Empire. This new biography, the first in English in four decades, paints a rich picture of a consummate diplomat and effective warrior. John Freed mines Barbarossa’s recently published charters and other sources to illuminate the monarch’s remarkable ability to rule an empire that stretched from the Baltic to Rome, and from France to Poland. Offering a fresh assessment of the role of Barbarossa’s extensive familial network in his success, the author also considers the impact of Frederick’s death in the Third Crusade as the key to his lasting heroic reputation. In an intriguing epilogue, Freed explains how Hitler’s audacious attack on the Soviet Union in 1941 came to be called ‘Operation Barbarossa’. 2016 712 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12276-3 £30.00/$45.00


Meister Eckhart

Philosopher of Christianity Kurt Flasch Translated by Anne Schindel and Aaron Vanides

Renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the life and legacy of medieval German theologian, philosopher and alleged mystic Meister Eckhart, effectively arguing for the need to understand Eckhart’s ideas as a ‘philosophy of Christianity’ rather than as a theology or a way into mysticism. 2015 344 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20486-5 £25.00/$38.00

A Feast for the Senses

Art and Experience in Medieval Europe Edited by Martina Bagnoli The late medieval world was marked by a culture of refinement and sophistication. The period’s media of choice – paintings, manuscripts, prints, tapestries, embroideries, ivory sculpture, metalwork and enamels – speak volumes about the pleasures of sensory engagement. Art objects were touched, smelled and heard, as well as seen. This sumptuous new book brings together sacred and secular art to reveal the shared intellectual culture that governed perception in Europe in the 13th through the 16th centuries. A focused exploration of the performative and multifaceted nature of medieval art underscores its direct appeal to the senses, revealing the rich experiential world that informed its interpretation. Nine essays explore these themes through representations of religious practices, royal rituals, feasts and celebrations, music and literature. Available October 2016 400 pp. 200 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22295-1 £45.00/$65.00 WAM


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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20553-4 £16.99/$32.00

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, Tablet ‘One of the finest analyses of the great man’s work, Turner’s account is rich, provocative and sophisticated, a work of both passion and serious scholarship. It is a triumph.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald 2014 312 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20594-7 £14.99/$20.00


The Social Lives of Medieval Books Kathryn M. Rudy Medieval prayer books held not only the devotions and meditations of Christianity, but also housed, slipped between pages, sundry notes, reminders and ephemera, such as pilgrims’ badges, sworn oaths and small painted images. Many of these last items have been classified as manuscript illumination, but Kathryn M. Rudy argues that these pictures should be called, instead, parchment paintings, similar to postcards. In a delightful study identifying this group of images for the first time, Rudy shows how these intriguing pictures were traded and cherished, shedding light on medieval everyday life. ‘Postcards on Parchment is a cornucopia of deeply researched case studies and images.’ – Nicolette Zeeman, Times Literary Supplement 2015 362 pp. 80 colour + 140 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20989-1 £45.00/$85.00

Holy Bones, Holy Dust

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman 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 £16.99/$25.00

Medieval Christianity

A New History Kevin Madigan This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning from A.D. 500 to 1500, combines both what is unfamiliar and what is familiar to readers, offering an essential guide to a historical era of profound influence. ‘An outstanding work of church history that should be popular with the general reader as well as students … Madigan shows how developments in medieval Christianity paved the way for the Reformation.’ – Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper ‘This will undoubtedly be the fundamental narrative account of medieval Christianity for the next generation, smartly and engagingly written.’ – John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame 2016 512 pp. 47 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21677-6 £16.99/$27.50

The Lost World of Byzantium

The Crusader States

Jonathan Harris

Malcolm Barber

A concise, accessible and action-packed history of one of the medieval world’s greatest empires by a leading scholar who eschews the usual run-through of emperors and battles, illuminating the very heart of Byzantine civilisation and its remarkable influence on its neighbours and on the modern world. ‘Harris has succeeded triumphantly in producing a fresh and highly readable account of this extraordinary institution … Harris never fails to find the best story to focus readers’ attention on each chapter’s central subject … [He takes] the reader to the heart of what it meant to be Byzantine.’ – Peter Heather, BBC History ‘Harris’ aim is to present a more nuanced account of Byzantine history, which emphasises the vibrancy of the empire’s culture, the extent of its influence, and, above all, the empire’s remarkable adaptability … [the book] strikes a good balance between succinct exposition and elucidation of broader themes in political, military, social, religious and cultural history, thereby providing an excellent and engaging introduction to Byzantine history.’ – Doug Lee, History Today Available September 2016 280 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22353-8 £12.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

The End of Byzantium Jonathan Harris 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 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/$40.00

Court and Cosmos

The Great Age of the Seljuqs Sheila R. Canby, Deniz Beyazit, Martina Rugiadi and A.C.S. Peacock A sweeping survey – the first of its kind – of the artistic, cultural and technological achievements of the vast Seljuq empire. Court and Cosmos is a comprehensive study of the breadth of Seljuq achievement, illuminating the splendour of one of Islam’s most magnificent dynasties and providing insights into a rich cultural tradition that has shaped the legacy of Islamic culture to this day. 2016 380 pp. 462 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-1-58839-589-4 £40.00/$65.00 MMA


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 2014 496 pp. 15 b/w illus., 2 figs and 21 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-20888-7 £18.99/$32.50

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/$45.00

Jerusalem, 1000–1400

Every People Under Heaven Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb A comprehensive and timely exploration of the key role Jerusalem played in shaping the art and culture of the Middle Ages. Dazzling illustrations featuring new photography complement this unprecedented, panoptic story of Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. Medieval Jerusalem was a vibrant international centre and home to multiple cultures, faiths and languages. Harmonious and dissonant influences from Persian, Turkish, Greek, Syrian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Indian and European traditions invested Jerusalem with a key role in shaping the art of the Middle Ages. Through compelling essays by international and interdisciplinary experts and detailed discussions of more than 200 works of art, this beautiful, authoritative volume breaks new ground in exploring the relationship between the historical and the archetypal city of Jerusalem, uncovering the ways in which the aesthetic achievements it inspired enhanced and enlivened the medieval world. Available October 2016 400 pp. 400 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-1-58839-598-6 £50.00/$75.00 MMA




Full details of the titles in this series available at www.yalebooks.co.uk

Henry IV

William Rufus

Edward IV

Chris Given-Wilson

Frank Barlow

Charles Ross

2000 512 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08291-3 £20.00/$35.00

With a new Foreword by Ralph A. Griffiths

Henry IV, the son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, seized the English throne at the age of 32 from his cousin Richard II and held it until his death, aged 45, when he was succeeded by his son, Henry V. This comprehensive and nuanced biography restores to his rightful place a king often overlooked in favour of his illustrious progeny. Henry faced the usual problems of usurpers: foreign wars, rebellions and plots, as well as the ambitions and demands of the Lancastrian retainers who had helped him win the throne. By 1406 his rule was broadly established, and although he became ill shortly after this and never fully recovered, he retained ultimate power until his death. Using a wide variety of previously untapped archival materials, Chris GivenWilson reveals a cultured, extravagant and sceptical monarch who crushed opposition ruthlessly but never quite succeeded in satisfying the expectations of his own supporters. ‘Scholarly and readable … fills an important gap … an impressive achievement.’ – Jonathan Sumption, Literary Review 2016 608 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15419-1 £30.00/$45.00


William the Conqueror David Bates In this magisterial addition to the Yale English Monarchs series, David Bates re-examines the prevailing idea of England’s first Norman king as a conqueror who spearheaded revolutionary change, showing how William’s rule was buffeted by volatile kinships and regional problems born of establishing a new aristocracy. A leading historian of the period, Bates has combed Norman archives and discovered hundreds of eleventh- and twelfth-century charters that had gone largely unnoticed by English scholars. Offering a truly European perspective, Bates argues that postCarolingian Normandy was not unlike England at the time, making the Conquest less a clash of cultures than an evolutionary process uniting similar societies. From the Battle of Hastings to the Domesday Book – and highlighting the significant role played by women during the era – this deeply researched volume is the scholarly biography for our generation. Available November 2016 576 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11875-9 £30.00/$40.00 NEW

Also available in this series:

Henry I C. Warren Hollister

1998 510 pp. 37 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07372-0 £20.00/$33.00

Richard III

Edited and Completed by Amanda Clark Frost

Charles Ross

2003 588 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09829-7 £20.00/$40.00

2011 268 pp. 36 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07979-1 £18.99/$29.00

King Stephen

Henry VII

Edmund King

S. B. Chrimes

2012 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18195-1 £18.99/$45.00

1999 400 pp. 42 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07883-1 £18.99/$32.00

Henry II

Henry VIII

W. L. Warren

J. J. Scarisbrick

With a new foreword by Judith A. Green

2009 560 pp. 23 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07158-0 £20.00/$30.00

2000 600 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08474-0 £20.00/$22.50

Richard I John Gillingham

Edward VI Jennifer Loach Edited by George Bernard and Penry Williams

2002 400 pp. 22 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09404-6 £18.99/$37.00

2002 256 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09409-1 £16.99/$26.00

King John

Mary I

With a new foreword by D. A. Carpenter

England’s Catholic Queen John Edwards

1998 376 pp. 8 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07374-4 £18.99/$23.00

2013 408 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19416-6 £16.99/$28.00

Edward I

James II

W. L. Warren

Michael Prestwich

John Miller

1997 640 pp. 25 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07157-3 £20.00/$38.50

2000 304 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08728-4 £16.99/$26.00

Edward II

Queen Anne

Seymour Phillips 2011 704 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17802-9 £20.00/$35.00

Edward III

Edward Gregg With a new Preface by the author

2001 512 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-09024-6 £20.00/$32.00

W. Mark Ormrod

George I

2013 752 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19408-1 £20.00/$35.00

Ragnhild Hatton

Richard II Nigel Saul 1999 416 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07875-6 £20.00/$30.00

Henry V

With a new Foreword by Jeremy Black

2001 432 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08883-0 £31.00/$42.00

George II

King and Elector Andrew C. Thompson

Christopher Allmand

2012 328 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18777-9 £18.99/$35.00

The First King of England Sarah Foot

2011 480 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07370-6 £20.00/$32.00

George III

2012 304 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. + 3 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-18771-7 £16.99/$32.00

Henry VI

Edward the Confessor

With a new foreword by John L. Watts

2008 448 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-13621-0 £18.99/$28.00

2001 432 pp. 48 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08926-4 £20.00/$30.00

George IV


Frank Barlow 2011 373 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07156-6 £18.99/$30.00


Bertram Wolffe

America’s Last King Jeremy Black

E. A. Smith 2001 320 pp. 25 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08802-1 £25.00/$32.00


Books by Eamon Duffy The Stripping of the Altars Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580 Second Edition Eamon Duffy

This prize-winning account of the pre-Reformation 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. ‘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 2005 700 pp. 141 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-10828-6 £16.99/$25.00

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

The Voices of Morebath

Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village Eamon Duffy This delightful book offers a rare glimpse of life in a remote sixteenthcentury English village during the dramatic changes of the Reformation. Through vividly detailed parish records kept from 1520 to 1574 by 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. ‘Duffy’s scholarship is meticulous and exact … 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 £14.99/$20.00

Fires of Faith

Catholic England under Mary Tudor Eamon Duffy A controversial reassessment of Mary Tudor’s efforts to eradicate Protestantism and restore Catholicism in midsixteenth-century England. ‘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 2010 280 pp. 30 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16889-1 £12.99/$20.00

See page 33 for other titles by Eamon Duffy

2011 208 pp. 120 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17058-0 £16.99/$27.50

Anne Boleyn Fatal Attractions G. W. Bernard

Thomas Cranmer A Life Diarmaid MacCulloch

In this groundbreaking biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging 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

‘Marvellous – extremely good to read as well as being a definitive biography.’ – Robert Harris, The Times ‘The best biography of Cranmer, sympathetic and candid about Cranmer’s shortcomings.’ – A. L. Rowse, Evening Standard Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, The Duff Cooper Prize and the Whitbread Biography Award

2011 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17089-4 £12.99/$24.00

1998 704 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07448-2 £18.99/$35.00

The Rise of Thomas Cromwell Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485–1534 Michael Everett

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This unique and penetrating study of Thomas Cromwell’s early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning the life and talents of Henry VIII’s chief minister. Michael Everett provides an enlighteningly fresh account of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the nation. ‘This is revisionist history at its best, with Everett ready to challenge and dispel long-held beliefs … his fresh approach provides new insight into a man whose greatness seems to have been overestimated.’ – Chris Skidmore, BBC History Magazine, A Book of the Year 2015 ‘Everett depicts a most gifted administrator and toplevel civil servant … [a] meticulous, well-researched and above all very readable book.’ – Rev. Ed Standhaft, Methodist Recorder Available September 2016 376 pp. 16 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22351-4 £12.99/$30.00 IN PAPER

John Knox Jane Dawson In this definitive new biography of British preacher, prophet and reformer John Knox, Jane Dawson shatters the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding the controversial leader of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Scotland. ‘This life of John Knox renders all his previous biographies obsolete. Enriched by new manuscript discoveries, it is surprising, fascinating and a major achievement of scholarship.’ – Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years ‘This is an exceptionally fine biography – lucid, packed with evidence, and so deeply engaged with Knox’s writings that it seems as if Dawson talked with her subject only yesterday.’ – Lucy Wooding, Times Higher Education ‘This book … is the very model of what academic biography can achieve. It displays all the virtues of the academy in that it is judicious and even-handed without being hobbled by caution. It brings to bear new source and archive material on its subject and is suffused with deep reading on the period.’ – Stuart Kelly, Scotsman ‘Dawson has brought nuance and peerless scholarly rigour to a cautionary but also rather inspiring tale.’ – Jonathan Wright, Glasgow Sunday Herald 2016 384 pp. 11 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21970-8 £14.99/$32.50 IN PAPER



The Story of an English Country House Edited by Kathryn A. Morrison With contributions by Kathryn A. Morrison, Emily Cole, Nick Hill, John Cattell and Pete Smith

Dating from the mid-15th century, Apethorpe in Northamptonshire was home to a succession of leading courtiers and politicians. At the command of King James I, the house was refurbished with a richly decorated state apartment. The suite, with its series of rare plaster ceilings and carved chimneypieces, unquestionably ranks as one of the finest in Britain. In 2004, English Heritage rescued the house from ruin and has since restored it to much of its glory. This book places Apethorpe in its wider historical and architectural context, comparing it with other Tudor and Jacobean houses. It sheds new light on the furnishing, decoration and circulation patterns of state suites in country homes. Written by architectural and archaeological experts from Historic England, this monograph, the first on Apethorpe, is illustrated with new and historical photographs, paintings, maps, engravings and specially commissioned interpretive drawings that reveal how the house looked at key moments in its history. 2016 500 pp. 250 colour + 50 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14870-1 £60.00/$125.00 PMCHE

Hardwick Hall

A Great Old Castle of Romance Edited by David Adshead and David Taylor Originally constructed in the late 16th century for the notorious Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick Hall is now among the National Trust’s greatest architectural landmarks, with much of its original interior and ornamentation still intact. This splendid publication is the definitive source of scholarship on the remarkably well-preserved exemplar of late-Elizabethan style. Composed of extensive research and newly commissioned photography, this beautifully illustrated book traces the history of the house and its inhabitants through the centuries, showcasing a remarkable collection of portraiture, tapestries, furniture and gardens, and providing readers with a genuine sense of the house’s environment. Available November 2016 432 pp. NEW 225 colour + 75 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21890-9 £75.00/$150.00 PMCNT


William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I Stephen Alford The first modern biography of the most powerful politician in late Tudor England. ‘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 £18.99/$32.00


Sleep in Early Modern England Sasha Handley Sleep – or the lack of it –is important to everyone. Yet its history has barely been told. In this fascinating book, Sasha Handley traces the changing nature and practice of sleep in early modern Britain, revealing that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors. From the late seventeenth century, the widely accepted notion that sleepers lay at the mercy of natural forces and supernatural agents was confronted by new medical thinking about sleep’s relationship to the body’s nervous system. This breakthrough coincided with radical changes throughout society, eventually shaping everything from sleeping hours to bedtime routines and bedchambers. Drawing on a rich host of archival sources and material artifacts, and peopled with figures such as Samuel Pepys and the Romantics, this illuminating cultural history documents a major evolution in our conscious understanding of the unconscious. Available August 2016 304 pp. 26 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22039-1 £25.00/$65.00


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/$40.00

How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage

Power and Succession in the History Plays Peter Lake With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the Reformation, and the threat of foreign enemies, Shakespeare’s England was fraught with unparalleled anxiety and complicated problems. In this monumental work, Peter Lake reveals, more than any previous critic, the extent to which Shakespeare’s plays speak to the depth and sophistication of Elizabethan political culture and the Elizabethan imagination. Lake reveals the complex ways in which Shakespeare’s major plays engaged with the events of his day, particularly regarding the uncertain royal succession, theological and doctrinal debates, and virtue and virtù in politics. Through his plays, Lake demonstrates, Shakespeare was boldly in conversation with his audience about a range of contemporary issues. This remarkable literary and historical analysis pulls the curtain back on what Shakespeare was really telling his audience and what his plays tell us today about the times in which they were written. Available November 2016 696 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22271-5 £25.00/$37.50


Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art

Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I Elizabeth Goldring

The first in-depth look at Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, whose patronage and art-collecting activities made him a powerful influence on Elizabethan taste. ‘This beautifully produced study of the patronage of Elizabeth I’s favourite … sets his collecting and architectural patronage in the context of Dudley’s remarkable career.’ – John Goodall, Country Life 2014 380 pp. 100 colour + 111 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19224-7 £40.00/$75.00 PMC

The Murder of King James I Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. Arguing that the allegation played a significant role in the crises that produced England’s civil war and revolution, this is a major exploration of the political forces that would destroy the Stuart monarchy. ‘Cogswell and Bellany are both accomplished storytellers, and their collaboration is much more than the sum of their considerable parts … This is an astonishing detective work. It is also a magnificent piece of political reconstruction, locating each twist and turn in the plot within a fully international context … This book does more than anything published in the last 20 years to explain why Charles I never had a chance and why there was a civil war.’ – John Morril, History Today ‘The richness of the material unearthed is compelling. By the end of this exhaustively researched and elegantly written study, Bellany and Cogswell have made the strongest case imaginable for their thesis.’ – Anne Somerset, Literary Review 2015 656 pp. 4 pages of colour + 97 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21496-3 £30.00/$65.00

On Display

Henrietta Maria and the Materials of Magnificence at the Stuart Court Erin Griffey In the early modern period, rulers demonstrated their power and influence through carefully curated ‘display’ – their presence in court ceremonies, their palaces and their contents, and their portraits. Henrietta Maria of France, queen consort of King Charles I of England, embraced these opportunities for display with particular flair. This richly illustrated book follows Henrietta Maria through and beyond the Bourbon and Stuart courts to chart her patronage and engagement with the visual arts, building works and the luxury trade. 2015 384 pp. 84 colour + 46 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21400-0 £40.00/$85.00 PMC


Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England Olivia Weisser A unique cultural history of illness, Olivia Weisser’s groundbreaking study bridges the fields of patient history and gender history. Based on the detailed examination of over fifty firsthand accounts, this fascinating volume offers unprecedented insight into what it was like to live, suffer and inhabit an ailing body more than three centuries ago. ‘A landmark in the history of the patient, gender and spirituality. It’s as though Weisser wrote this thoughtful and moving book with Samuel Pepys sitting on one shoulder and Roy Porter on the other.’ – Lauren Kassell, University of Cambridge Available October 2016 296 pp. 15 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22430-6 £25.00/$35.00 IN PAPER

Rebranding Rule The Restoration and Revolution Monarchy, 1660–1714 Kevin Sharpe

This is the definitive study of how successive British monarchs attempted to culturally justify their rule in the years following the restoration of Charles II. ‘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 ‘Sharpe’s book is a mine of new material … that shines light on the culture of royal power and high politics during the later Stuart period.’ – Stephen Brogan, History Today 2013 872 pp. 90 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16201-1 £45.00/$85.00

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 ‘This is a truly monumental book.’ – Patrick Little, History Today 2010 512 pp. 90 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16200-4 £35.00/$85.00

Selling the Tudor Monarchy

Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe ‘The book will stand as the first point of reference on its subject … [Sharpe’s] achievement demands attention and respect.’ – Anthony Fletcher, Times Literary Supplement 2009 588 pp. 66 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £45.00/$75.00


The First Modern Revolution Steve Pincus In this bold narrative history Steve Pincus argues that England’s Glorious Revolution was a fundamental turning point in the making of the modern world. ‘Destroys many comforting notions that have prevailed for more than 200 years … leaves the reader with something much more exciting: a new understanding of the origins of the modern, liberal state.’ – The Economist ‘Recast[s] the origins of modern England as well as the history of the revolution of 1688.’ – Bernard Bailyn, New York Review of Books 2011 664 pp. 72 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17143-3 £16.99/$27.50


Filth, Noise and Stench in England, 1600–1770 Emily Cockayne 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. ‘This book inhabits a grubby and squalid world … It’s a veritable feast of filth and foulness, and I loved every minute of it.’ – Christopher Hart, Literary Review 2008 352 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9 £14.99/$25.00

Behind Closed Doors

At Home in Georgian England Amanda Vickery

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.’ – 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/$28.00

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. ‘[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 2012 680 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11834-6 £40.00/$75.00

Life in the Country House in Georgian Ireland Patricia McCarthy Based on new research from Irish national collections and correspondence culled from papers in private keeping, this vivid and engaging book illustrates the many ways in which the residences of aristocratic and gentry families in eighteenth-century Ireland were specifically designed to accommodate their lifestyles. ‘Opens the door on a gilded Irish age … a magisterial, beautifully-illustrated and elegantly-written examination of the Irish of the big house in the decades before and after the Act of Union.’ – Des Breen, Irish Examiner 2016 272 pp. 132 colour + 65 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21886-2 £45.00/$75.00 PMC


The Gentleman’s Daughter Women’s Lives in Georgian England Amanda Vickery

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 eighteenth-century 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 Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, The Whitfield Prize and the Longman/ History Today Book of the Year Prize 2003 448 pp. 66 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-10222-2 £9.99/$28.00


EARLY MODERN & MODERN BRITAIN The Fortunes of Francis Barber

The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir Michael Bundock

This compelling book chronicles a young boy’s journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London’s literary world, and tells the story of the unlikely friendship with Dr. Samuel Johnson that changed both their lives. ‘One of the great pleasures of reading Bundock’s completely captivating book is to watch him gathering all the evidence and teasing out the truth … one of the very few books about Johnson worthy to stand beside that classic.’ – John Carey, The Sunday Times ‘Bundock weaves into the absorbing tale of Barber’s life a wealth of material relating to black people in England, especially in London, throughout the 18th century … He writes with clarity, sympathy and tact.’ – Freya Johnston, Literary Review 2015 296 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20710-1 £20.00/$35.00

Queen Caroline

Sex, Money and Personal Character in EighteenthCentury British Politics 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. Analysing the changing views of political virtue in eighteenth-century Britain, Marilyn Morris explores the origins of the modern dilemma over private lives, public character and suitability for leadership. 2014 272 pp. 16 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20845-0 £35.00/$85.00

History and the Enlightenment Hugh Trevor-Roper

This beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched volume surveys Caroline of Ansbach’s significant contributions to English arts and culture. ‘An admirable tribute to an admirable woman.’ – Lucy Worsley, Country Life Shortlisted for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2015

Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper is most celebrated and admired as the author of essays. This volume brings together some of his most original and radical writings – many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published – focusing on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century. ‘Trevor-Roper treats abstruse clues and motives as matters for detection and clarification, and there is never a phrase of self-mystifying jargon. History and the Enlightenment is a rallying cry for those who cherish history. The reading of it left me exultant.’ – Richard Davenport-Hines, Literary Review

2014 232 pp. 120 colour + 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19777-8 £40.00/$75.00 PMC

2010 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00/$85.00

Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court Joanna Marschner


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. ‘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


‘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 ‘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 ‘The general reader cannot fail to enjoy it and the professional historian will be stimulated by it.’ – J. H. Plumb, Financial Times Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2009 469 pp. 81 illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15280-7 £14.99/$25.00

Indigenous London

Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire Coll Thrush Historian Coll Thrush offers a new and compelling view of London’s history through the lived experiences of Indigenous women, children and men who have travelled to the city, willingly or otherwise, since the beginning of the sixteenth century. They included captives and diplomats, missionaries and shamans, poets and performers, athletes and sovereigns. Together, their stories illuminate a London that has until now largely been ignored: an imperial capital shaped in profound ways by its entanglements with Indigenous peoples and places. Available January 2017 336 pp. 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20630-2 £25.00/$38.00


Art in Britain 1660–1815 David H. Solkin The first social history of British art of the long eighteenth century, this volume analyses the role of visual culture in Britain’s emergence as a modern commercial society at the centre of a global empire. More than 300 artworks, accompanied by detailed analysis, beautifully illustrate how Britain’s transformation into the world’s foremost commercial and imperial power found expression in the visual arts, and how the arts shaped the nation in return. Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series 2015 378 pp. 320 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21556-4 £55.00/$80.00 PMC

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 … gracefully written pages … 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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20525-1 £12.99/$35.00


Waterloo and the Fortunes of Peace 1814–1852 Rory Muir In this richly detailed work, the second and concluding volume of Rory Muir’s definitive biography, the author offers a substantial reassessment of Wellington’s significance as a politician and a nuanced view of the private man behind the legend of the selfless hero. Muir presents new insights into Wellington’s determination to keep peace at home and abroad, achieved by maintaining good relations with the Continental powers and resisting radical agitation while granting political equality to the Catholics in Ireland rather than risk civil war. And countering one-dimensional pictures of Wellington as a national hero, Muir paints a portrait of a well-rounded man whose austere demeanour on the public stage belied his entertaining, gossipy, generous and unpretentious private self. ‘[A] superb biography, which is as provocative as it is thorough, and as attractive as it is scrupulous.’ – Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement ‘This splendid biography makes substantial claims for Wellington … but it backs up these claims vigorously and convincingly. It is revisionist biography in the best sense.’ – Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday ‘A monumental achievement that will not be bettered for a generation.’ – Saul David, Literary Review 2015 728 pp. 32 pages of colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18786-1 £30.00/$40.00

Heroic Failure and the British Stephanie Barczewski From the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the past two centuries. In this fascinating book, historian Stephanie Barczewski argues that Britain’s embrace of heroic failure initially helped to gloss over the moral ambiguities of imperial expansion. Later, it became a strategy for coming to terms with diminishment and loss. Filled with compelling, moving and often humorous stories from history, Barczewski’s survey offers a fresh way of thinking about the continuing legacy of empire in British culture today. ‘The author has hit on a rich and fascinating subject … Heroic Failure has some sharp truths to tell about Victorian Britain.’ – John Carey, The Sunday Times ‘A psychological history. Barczewski maps out trends in British thought and intertwines conjecture about where they have come from … I enjoyed the quest of it; and something about Barczewski’s evident and fervent anglophilia almost left me feeling quite proud of being British.’ – Hugo Rifkind, The Times 2016 280 pp. 54 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18006-0 £20.00/$40.00


In Nelson’s Wake


The Path to Victory 1769–1814 Rory Muir This masterly new biography provides an authoritative re-evaluation of Wellington’s career, as both a soldier and a politician, while giving new and unexpected insights into this talented, complex and often difficult man. ‘The Wellington biography for our time.’ – Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine ‘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. Muir has researched his subject for thirty years and it shows … [The] second volume – to judge by his first – cannot come soon enough.’ – Simon Heffer, New Statesman ‘This deeply researched and brilliantly written book supersedes all previous work on the subject. A masterpiece.’ – Tim Blanning, author of The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648–1815 ‘Muir’s mastery of his subject is certain to make the second volume of Wellington’s life an equally fascinating read.’ – Jules Stewart, Military History 2015 744 pp. 32 pages of illus., maps + plans PB ISBN 978-0-300-20548-0 £16.99/£25.00

An accompanying commentary by Rory Muir is available online at: www.lifeofwellington.co.uk

Wellington’s Wars

The Making of a Military Genius Huw J. Davies 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 2014 320 pp. 13 b/w illus. + 12 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-20865-8 £12.99/$30.00

Captain Cook

Master of the Seas Frank McLynn A vivid reappraisal of the legendary Captain Cook, from bestselling biographer Frank McLynn. ‘A great biography of a fascinating and important life.’ – Joe Cushnan, Tribune 2012 512 pp. 45 colour illus. + 4 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-18431-0 £12.99/$22.00

The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars James Davey

From Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar through Napoleon’s final surrender, the British Royal Navy sailed at the centre of historical events. This original history reappraises the Navy’s contributions and the experiences of seamen, politicians and civilians when the nation’s very existence was in the balance. ‘For all the tragic glory of Trafalgar it would take another ten years before Napoleon was finally defeated. James Davey’s elegant analysis demonstrates the importance of the Royal Navy’s last great war under sail, the skill with which it was fought, and the quintessential character that made the British sailor into a national hero.’ – Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812 ‘James Davey, a curator at the National Maritime Museum, leads us into the world of Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, and he is a conscientious guide with an eye for arcane details.’ – Lawrence James, The Times ‘In Nelson’s Wake is another truly masterly piece of work.’ – Navy News 2015 440 pp. 42 colour illus. + maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-20065-2 £25.00/$40.00


Love and Fame Edgar Vincent Legendary for his exploits in war and love, Admiral Horatio Nelson comes into clear view in this captivating new 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 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 /$19.95


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/$28.00



Dirty Old London

The Novel Politician David Cesarani Lauded as a ‘great Jew’, excoriated by antisemites, and one of Britain’s most renowned prime ministers, Benjamin Disraeli has been widely celebrated for his role in Jewish history. But is the perception of him as a Jewish hero accurate? In what ways did he contribute to Jewish causes? In this groundbreaking, lucid investigation of Disraeli’s life and accomplishments, David Cesarani draws a new portrait of one of Europe’s leading nineteenth-century statesmen, a complicated, driven, opportunistic man. While acknowledging that Disraeli never denied his Jewish lineage, boasted of Jewish achievements, and argued for Jewish civil rights while serving as MP, Cesarani challenges the assumption that Disraeli truly cared about Jewish issues. Instead, his driving personal ambition required him to confront his Jewishness at the same time as he acted opportunistically. By creating a myth of aristocratic Jewish origins for himself, and by arguing that Jews were a superior race, Disraeli boosted his own career but also contributed to the consolidation of some of the most fundamental stereotypes of modern antisemitism. ‘An absorbing study.’ – Daniel Finkelstein, The Times ‘Superb.’ – Benjamin Balint, Wall Street Journal Yale Jewish Lives Series 2016 304 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13751-4 £16.99/$25.00


The Victorian Fight Against Filth Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson guides us through the muddy streets, squalid slums and decrepit graveyards of the Victorian metropolis, wading through stinking sewers and soot-drenched fog, introducing us to the men and women who bravely struggled to stem a rising tide of filth in nineteenthcentury London. ‘This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel.’ – Paula Byrne, The Times ‘Lee Jackson considers in fascinating, sometimes gruesome detail, the filth and nuisances of the time … Utterly engrossing in its own right, Dirty Old London also serves as an illuminating companion to Victorian literature.’ – Jo Baker, New York Times Book Review ‘This is a fascinating work that will engage both those interested in Victorian history in general and London in particular.’ – Stephen Halliday, BBC History Magazine ‘Rich in wonderful contemporary details gleaned from newspapers and archives, Jackson’s study is a vivid account of the enormous challenges faced by a city expanding at an unprecedented rate.’ – P. D. Smith, Guardian. 2015 304 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21611-0 £9.99/$22.00

The Secret Poisoner

The Old Boys

The Decline and Rise of the Public School David Turner

A Century of Murder Linda Stratmann Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s dark and splendid social history reveals the 19th century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control their availability and bring the guilty to justice. She corrects many misconceptions about particular poisons and documents how the evolution of issues such as marital rights and the legal protection of children impacted poisonings. Combining archival research with a novelist’s eye, Stratmann charts the era’s inexorable rise of poison cases both gruesome and sad. ‘Poisoning, Linda Stratmann makes clear in this extravagantly detailed history, was one of the great fears of the 19th century … Filling her pages with case after case, she pursues her subject with the dogged persistence of a laboratory analyst.’ – Andrew Holgate, The Sunday Times ‘Linda Stratmann makes a fine job of chronicling the cat-and-mouse contest between poisoners on the one hand and science and law on the other … ghoulishly fascinating.’ – Jacqueline Banerjie, Times Literary Supplement ‘The Secret Poisoner chronicles an amazing array of poisonings … Stratmann is highly skilled at combining brevity with colour, her rapid succession of poisonings soon coalesces into an overall pattern.’ – Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 2016 344 pp. 32 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20473-5 £20.00/$40.00



David Turner’s colourful history of Britain’s public schools, from the foundation of Winchester College in 1382 to the present day, offers a fresh and mostly positive reappraisal of a controversial educational system that is still considered the embodiment of privilege and elitism by many in the United Kingdom. ‘Well-researched and pleasingly written … The longrun story that Turner tells is a fascinating one and, I suspect, surprisingly little known.’ – David Kynaston, Observer ‘Turner combines a good eye for an anecdote with an impressive knowledge of facts and figures.’ – Eric Anderson, Spectator 2016 352 pp. 32 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21938-8 £10.99/$35.00 IN PAPER

The Marquess of Queensberry Wilde’s Nemesis Linda Stratmann

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 engaging book 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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20528-2 £9.99/$28.00

Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton

Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell This innovative study combines a scholarly monograph with a textual edition of the extensive notes that Wilde took on the brilliant forger who inspired not only Coleridge, Wordsworth and Keats but also Victorian artists and authors. ‘Bristow and Mitchell argue persuasively that Chatterton’s life and works permeate Wilde’s career.’ – Nick Groom, Times Literary Supplement 2015 488 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20830-6 £25.00/$50.00

Engines of Truth

Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom Wendie Ellen Schneider ‘This is one of the most important contributions to the study of the Victorian legal system in a very long time, but its significance goes far wider than that. The author has fashioned a rich cultural history that is authoritative and transnational.’ – Rohan McWilliam, author of The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation 2016 288 pp. 4 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12566-5 £60.00/$85.00

Palmerston A Biography David Brown

Stratmann paints 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

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. ‘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

2014 336 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20520-6 £10.99/$30.00

2012 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17796-1 £16.99/$38.00

MODERN BRITAIN Isaac and Isaiah

The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic David Caute

In this gripping account of the ideological clash between two of the most influential scholars of the Cold War years – Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher – the author uncovers a hidden act that cost one man a university chair while the other continued to be honoured. ‘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 ‘A wide-ranging discussion of some of the major ideological disputes of the 20th century – Marxism, Zionism, liberalism and the significance of the Russian revolution.’ – The Economist ‘An important book … a fascinating account of the ideological conflicts that scarred the 20th century’ – Vernon Bogdanor, Jewish Chronicle 2015 352 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21232-7 £10.99/$27.50

The Gardens of the British Working Class Margaret Willes Spanning four centuries, Margaret Willes’s vibrant people’s history examines the myriad ways that the cultivation of plants, vegetables and flowers has played a crucial role in the lives of ordinary British people over more than four centuries. ‘Margaret Willes’s overview of working-class gardens … 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 ‘A marvellously illuminating book … Fascinating as a work of history.’ – Miranda Seymour, Literary Review 2015 424 pp. 16 pages of colour + 87 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21235-8 £12.99/$35.00

The People’s Galleries

Art Museums and Exhibitions in Britain, 1800– 1914 Giles Waterfield This wide-ranging examination of the phenomenon of the art museum in Britain, from its early days to the onset of the First World War, focuses on the majority of the country’s public art galleries outside of London. ‘A sophisticated work of scholarship that tells a detailed and fascinating story. As instructive and entertaining as the Victorian museums with which it is concerned, it will be an invaluable resource for many years to come.’ – Susan Owens, Times Literary Supplement ‘A fascinating history of Britian’s first popular museums.’ – Marcus Waithe, Apollo 2015 372 pp. 70 colour + 215 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20984-6 £45.00/$85.00 PMC

The Maisky Diaries

The Wartime Revelations of Stalin’s Ambassador in London Edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky As Soviet ambassador to London from 1932–43, Ivan Maisky witnessed Britain’s drift to war at close quarters. Acutely observed and intensely readable, his recently discovered diaries reflect the diplomat’s remarkable access to the leading political and intellectual figures of the time, and their fateful decisions. ‘[Maisky’s] vast diary is a fascinating and invaluable source on wartime relations between Moscow and London … A triumph of meticulous scholarship and enlightened publishing.’ – David Reynolds, Times Literary Supplement ‘A gripping mixture of scholarship and gossip, filled with uncensored sketches of Churchill, Eden, Chamberlain and Lloyd George.’ – Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph

The Literary Churchill

Author, Reader, Actor Jonathan Rose This remarkable 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. ‘This excellent, thorough, and enjoyable biography … adds a fresh and fascinating dimension to a great statesman.’ – Lawrence James, The Times ‘One of the most remarkable books ever written about Winston Churchill.’ – Piers Brendon, Literary Review ‘[Rose] assembles a mass of fascinating information about Churchill’s writings, readings and politicking, much of it until now available only in the archives at Churchill College.’ – Cita Stelzer, Times Literary Supplement 2015 528 pp. 13 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21234-1 £12.99/$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. ‘This is a timely book documenting the long and passionate struggle for preserving historic buildings and sites.’ – R. C. Richardson, Times Higher Education 2014 224 pp. 100 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20524-4 £10.99/$30.00

‘These diaries throw new light from a fresh angle on the lead-up to 1939 and the subsequent course of the war … this is an exceptionally readable, as well as important, story.’ – John Joliffe, Spectator ‘Maisky’s diaries make a significant new contribution to the historiography of his time, for which their editor deserves congratulations.’ – Max Hastings, The Sunday Times ‘Gorodetsky compares Maisky’s diaries to Pepys’s in their astute observations of the British political and social scene, spiced with anecdotes and gossip … The detailed and lively reports in Maisky’s diaries of his many meetings with Churchill are particularly valuable.’ – Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books ‘Anyone interested in this country’s attempts to appease then defeat Nazi Germany now has a treasure trove in the secret diaries of Ivan Maisky, Stalin’s ambassador to London … Maisky was brilliantly effective in forming relationships with leading British politicians, such as Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George, so the diaries are full of unforgettable personal insights into these giants.’ – Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail 2016 632 pp. 72 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22170-1 £12.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

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. ‘Rose’s account represents a historical triumph … fascinatingly and passionately told.’ – A. C. Grayling, Independent on Sunday 2010 544 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15365-1 £14.99/$45.00

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 ‘Erudite but readable, this history of East London in its mutinous variety traces the flow of change in glorious detail.’ – Boyd Tonkin, Independent 2012 440 pp. 50 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18775-5 £12.99/$40.00



Visionary Reformer Scott H. Hendrix

A new, definitive biography of Martin Luther provides a fresh, bold and insightful perspective on the man most responsible for the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, focusing on Luther’s entire life, his personal relationships and political motivations, rather than on his theology alone. ‘One of the best things about this humane and sensitive biography is that it sets Luther in context. Rather than the tormented hero of romantic myth, we have a busy scholar, teacher, preacher and writer surrounded by colleagues, friends and family, responding to the myriad unforeseen challenges that his epoch-changing insights had brought down on him. Enlivening circumstantial details ensure that Scott Hendrix’s Luther truly inhabits his cultural, political and spiritual world.’ – Euan Cameron, author of The European Reformation ‘[A] richly detailed portrait.’ – D. G. Hart, Wall Street Journal 2015 368 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16669-9 £25.00/$35.00


The Early Modern World, 1450–1650 Carlos M. N. Eire This fast-paced survey of Western civilisation’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in new and profound ways, and he demonstrates convincingly that this crucial turning point in history not only affected people long gone, but continues to shape our world and define who we are today. The book focuses on the vast changes that took place in Western civilisation between 1450 and 1650, from Gutenberg’s printing press and the subsequent revolution in the spread of ideas to the close of the Thirty Years’ War. Eire devotes equal attention to the various Protestant traditions and churches as well as to Catholicism, scepticism and secularism, and he takes into account the expansion of European culture and religion into other lands, particularly the Americas and Asia. He also underscores how changes in religion transformed the Western secular world. Available September 2016 920 pp. 155 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11192-7 £25.00/$40.00 NEW

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/$25.00


The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France Joseph Bergin This majestic book explores in full detail the interactions between politics and religion in France during the crucial years following the Wars of Religion, when many unresolved problems – both practical and ideological – challenged the leaders of church and state. ‘A refreshing, rich and rewarding synthesis.’ – Mark Greengrass, Times Literary Supplement ‘This is a magisterial, comprehensive treatment of Church, religion and the royal state through a detailed examination of theory and practice across time … [It] will be the reference work in English on this subject for many years to come and compulsory reading for everyone with an interest in this period.’ – Elizabeth Tingle, European History Quarterly

The Voynich Manuscript Edited by Raymond Clemens With an Introduction by Deborah Harkness

The fifteenth-century codex known as the ‘Voynich Manuscript’ is often considered the world’s most mysterious book. With its enigmatic drawings and undeciphered script, the manuscript has baffled and fascinated generations. This one-of-a-kind reproduction is the first facsimile of the beautiful and bewildering manuscript and provides exclusive access to the most recent research on this puzzle. Available December 2016 304 pp. 268 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21723-0 £35.00/$50.00 NEW

The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy

2014 392 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20769-9 £40.00/$85.00


1450–1600 Jonathan J. G. Alexander

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/$27.50

The Field of Cloth of Gold Glenn Richardson Glenn 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. ‘Glenn 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 ‘Richardson’s book seeks to throw new light on what we know of the Field itself: from how it was organised, provisioned and enacted, to the reasons such a sensational junket should have mattered – and in this it undoubtedly succeeds.’ – Thomas Penn, London Review of Books 2013 288 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14886-2 £35.00/$65.00

This comprehensive survey examines the vibrant and sumptuous art of illumination, as it appeared in both manuscript and printed books, during a period of profound intellectual and cultural transformation. Jonathan J. G. Alexander describes key illuminated manuscripts and printed books from the period and explores the social and material worlds in which they were produced. 2016 400 pp. 100 colour + 150 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20398-1 £50.00/$75.00


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. ‘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 2011 440 pp. 69 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17821-0 £16.99/$30.00

The Age of Secrecy

Jews, Christians, and the Economy of Secrets, 1400–1800 Daniel Jütte Translated by Jeremiah Riemer

This fascinating history of secrecy in pre-modern Europe explores the widespread reverence for arcane knowledge and the secret sciences such as alchemy and cryptography from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and how this ‘economy of secrets’ created a complex, sometimes perilous space for mutual contact between Jews and Christians. 2015 448 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19098-4 £25.00/$40.00


Caterina Corner, Queen of Cyprus and Woman of the Renaissance Holly S. Hurlburt This fascinating account of Caterina Corner – a young and politically ambitious woman in a male-dominated Renaissance culture – focuses on her actions and authority as Queen of Cyprus. ‘Hurlburt adds much about one of Venice’s mythic figures … Subtly written and lushly illustrated, Daughter of Venice is a fascinating journey into ‘contest and conviviencia’, and imperial game of thrones. It is also a skilled and judicious recovery, extricating Corner from myths that, preserving her image, had obscured her personality.’ – Dominic Green, History Today 2015 360 pp. 34 colour + 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20972-3 £40.00/$85.00

The Spanish Inquisition

A Historical Revision Fourth Edition Henry Kamen In this completely updated edition, Henry Kamen dispels persistent myths and offers a new and thought-provoking vision of the Inquisition’s place in Mediterranean culture, its consequences for Jewish culture, its impact on Spanish intellectual life, and much more. ‘The best general book on the Spanish Inquisition.’ – Richard L. Kagan, New York Times Book Review 2014 512 pp. 14 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18051-0 £14.99/$25.00

The First Circumnavigators

Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery Harry Kelsey This enthralling history of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth-century is the first to focus on the hitherto anonymous sailors, soldiers, slaves, missionaries and adventurers who crewed the expeditions led by Magellan, Loaisa, Saavedra and others. Kelsey’s engrossing history, based on more than thirty years of research in European and American archives, offers fascinating stories of treachery, greed, murder, desertion, sickness and starvation but also of courage, dogged persistence, leadership and loyalty. Available August 2016 240 pp. 32 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21778-0 £25.00/$35.00


The Flemish Merchant of Venice Daniel Nijs and the Sale of the Gonzaga Art Collection Christina M. Anderson

This fascinating study of the 17th century’s greatest art sale reveals the crucial influence and true character of the man who orchestrated it, collector and dealer Daniel Nijs. 2015 256 pp. 40 colour + 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20968-6 £35.00/$65.00

Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II Geoffrey Parker

A compelling biography, drawing on decades of research and a vast archive of documents (some of them unread since the sixteenth century), of the most powerful European monarch of his day. ‘Imprudent King is readable and broad-minded, as well as being scholarly … Parker has given us a really magnificent biography, whose documentation is impeccable while never heavy.’ – Hugh Thomas, Spectator ‘This authoritative, intelligently revisionist biography must stand now as the primary reference.’ – Iain Finlayson, The Times ‘Parker has managed to navigate the archival whirlpools with remarkable flair. His admiration for his subject is evident on almost every page, yet the book is no whitewash. We are constantly

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.’ – Financial Times 1999 400 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-07800-8 £15.99/$25.00

Spain, Europe and the Wider World 1500–1800 J. H. Elliott This extraordinarily wide-ranging 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. ‘[An] 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/$45.00

2015 456 pp. 45 colour illus. + 14 figs. Pb ISBN 978-0-300-21695-0 £14.99/$25.00

Also by Geoffrey Parker See page 32

The Savage Shore Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyages of Discovery Graham Seal

For centuries before the arrival in Australia of Captain Cook and the so-called First Fleet in 1788, intrepid seafaring explorers had been searching, with varied results, for the fabled ‘Great Southland’. In this enthralling history of early discovery, Graham Seal offers breathtaking tales of shipwrecks, perilous landings and Aboriginal encounters with the more than three hundred Europeans who washed up on these distant shores long before the land was claimed by Cook for England. The author relates dramatic, previously untold legends of survival gleaned from the centuries of Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Indonesian voyages to Australia, and debunks commonly held misconceptions about the earliest European settlements: ships of the Dutch East Indies Company were already active in the region by the early seventeenth century, and the Dutch, rather than the English, were probably the first European settlers on the continent. 2016 320 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22041-4 £20.00/$35.00

The Spanish Resurgence, 1713–1748


Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate

Christopher Storrs Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during his reign. Under his rule, Spain was a dynamic force and expansionist power, especially in the Mediterranean world. Challenging long-held misconceptions, Christopher Storrs draws on a rich array of primary documents to trace the political, military and financial innovations that laid the framework for the modern Spanish state and the coalescence of a national identity. Available January 2017 320 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21689-9 £30.00/$40.00

made aware of the possibility that Philip might be deceiving us.’ – Fernando Cervantes, Times Literary Supplement ‘This is no mere updating of Parker’s previous work on Philip. It is the consummate biography of the king, the mature reflection of a master historian at the height of his craft writing about the subject he knows best.’ – MHQ ‘Geoffrey Parker’s biography of Philip II of Spain is superb.’ – Jonathan Wright, Tablet


Consuming the World Yao-Fen You

With Mimi Hellman and Hope Saska

Telling the story of coffee, tea and chocolate in Enlightenment Europe through the vessels associated with them, this book opens the door to a vibrant world of consumption and display. Available November 2016 112 pp. 90 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-22250-0 £16.99/$25.00 DIA



EARLY MODERN & MODERN EUROPE 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 ‘A richly detailed study of the politics and personalities of a religious minority.’ – P. D. Smith, Guardian 2014 488 pp. 45 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20866-5 £14.99/$27.50

Anna and Tranquillo

Catholic Anxiety and Jewish Protest in the Age of Revolutions Kenneth Stow The diary of Anna del Monte, a Jewish woman in Rome who was seized by the papal police in 1749 in an effort to force her conversion to Catholicism, is a powerful personal chronicle of injustice and resistance. Originally circulated in Italy in 1793 by her brother Tranquillo, Anna’s dramatic story appears in its first English translation, accompanied by author Kenneth Stow’s insightful analysis of the diary’s historical significance in the turbulent years preceding the American and French revolutions. Available January 2017 304 pp. 3 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21904-3 £30.00/$40.00


Cunegonde’s Kidnapping

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 baptised 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. ‘One of the finest exercises in microhistory that I have ever read.’ – Jonathan Wright, Tablet ‘What an enthralling and resonant story [this] is. Benjamin Kaplan has recreated a lost, yet utterly compelling world.’ – David Nash, History Today 2015 312 pp. 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18736-6 £19.99/$30.00

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] 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/$50.00


Liberty or Death

The French Revolution Peter McPhee In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime’s study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world’s first great modern revolution – its origins, drama, complexity and significance. Was the Revolution a major turning point in French – even world – history, or was it instead a protracted period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a genuinely global context: Europe, the Atlantic region and even farther. He acknowledges the key revolutionary events that unfolded in Paris, yet also uncovers the varying experiences of French citizens outside the gates of the city: the provincial men and women whose daily lives were altered – or not – by developments in the capital. Enhanced with evocative stories of those who struggled to cope in unpredictable times,


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 ‘Peter McPhee’s fine new life of Robespierre relies on the first hand, day-to-day accounts rather than the posthumous vilification and hagiography, and in it emerges a quite different portrait of the man.’ – Stuart Kelly, Scotsman 2013 320 pp. 31 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19724-2 £12.99/$29.00

An Atlas of the Peninsular War Ian Robertson In this first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, a distinsuished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of the war through expertly drawn cartography in colour. ‘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/$75.00

McPhee’s deeply researched book investigates the changing personal, social and cultural world of the eighteenth century. His startling conclusions redefine and illuminate both the experience and the legacy of France’s transformative age of revolution. ‘Richly detailed … finds ways to both revivify and dissect the revolutionary passions through not just Paris, but throughout France, it’s colonies and eventually the rest of the world.’ – Ruth Scurr, Financial Times ‘Peter McPhee is a superb historian, and in my view this is the finest full history of the French Revolution. McPhee carries memorable description and thoughtful analysis beyond France and Europe, presenting us with an intriguing, essential global dimension, including the Caribbean. It is a significant and absorbing book.’ – John Merriman, author of Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune ‘Peter McPhee’s bold and scrupulously researched book poses a question not beforehand considered: just how French was the French Revolution?’ – Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday 2016 488 pp. 40 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18993-3 £25.00/$35.00


The Life of Louis XVI John Hardman Louis XVI of France, who was guillotined in 1793 during the Revolution and Reign of Terror, is commonly portrayed in fiction and film either as a weak and stupid despot in thrall to his beautiful, shallow wife, Marie Antoinette, or as a cruel and treasonous tyrant. Historian John Hardman disputes both these versions in a fascinating new biography of the ill-fated monarch. Based in part on new scholarship that has emerged over the past two decades, Hardman’s illuminating study describes a highly educated ruler who, though indecisive, possessed sharp political insight and a talent for foreign policy; who often saw the dangers ahead but could not or would not prevent them; and whose great misfortune was to be caught in the violent centre of a major turning point in history. Hardman’s dramatic reassessment of the reign of Louis XVI sheds a bold new light on the man, his actions, his world and his policies, including the king’s support for America’s War of Independence, the intricate workings of his court, the disastrous Diamond Necklace Affair, and Louis’s famous dash to Varennes. ‘An up-to-date, immensely erudite and compelling study, the fruit of a lifetime’s work on the king. It is also crisply, sometimes brilliantly,written. Hardman’s style is accessible, often witty, and he has a gift for putting complex issues in a nutshell. Louis XVI remains one of the crucial characters in modern history … and this is now the best biography of him in any language.’ – Munro Price, Literary Review 2016 512 pp. 16 pages of colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22042-1 £25.00/$40.00



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

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. ‘Merriman’s supersedes … as the standard modern narrative … Merriman takes us through the story in considerable detail … [his] evocation of those terrifying days using a collage of contemporary accounts, is the climax of the book.’ – Robert Tombs, Times Literary Supplement ‘In Massacre John Merriman … combines two narrative tasks with considerable art: an overview of the tangled background and vivid close shots from the street.’ – The Economist ‘The Commune is an epic story, told here with verve and sympathy.’ – David Hopkins, History Today 2016 336 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21944-9 £10.99/$17.00 IN PAPER

The Dynamite Club How a Bombing in Finde-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror With a New Preface John Merriman

Distinguished historian John Merriman maintains that the Age of Modern Terror began in Paris on February 12, 1894, when anarchist Emile Henry set off a bomb in the Café Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty French citizens. The true story of the circumstances that led a young radical to commit a cold-blooded act of violence against innocent civilians makes for riveting reading, shedding new light on the terrorist mindset and on the subsequent worldwide rise of anarchism by deed. Merriman’s fascinating study of modern history’s first terrorists, emboldened by the invention of dynamite, reveals much about the terror of today. 2016 288 pp. 17 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21792-6 £12.99/$22.00


Whispering City

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. ‘Few books have attempted to integrate the multiple aspects of how today’s Rome was produced over the past 200 years. None that I know of is more thorough or engaging than this one.’ – Mia Fuller, Times Higher Education ‘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/$40.00

For God and Kaiser

The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619–1918 Richard Bassett In this deeply researched and colourful military history, Richard Bassett charts the exploits of the Habsburg army over three centuries, reveals the nature of this multinational and multiethnic army, and strongly counters previous views that it was an inadequate and unsuccessful fighting force. ‘A scholarly, accessible English-language survey of the Habsburg Army, its achievements and eccentricities, has long been awaited. This need has now been met by Richard Bassett, who combines a mastery of the sources with a deep understanding of Austrian life and culture.’ – Christopher Duffy, author of The Austrian Army in the Seven Years War ‘[Bassett] sets out “to explore whether the Habsburgs’ army’s reputation for inefficiency, incompetence, general unreliability, and even cruelty, is at all justified.” Calling to his aid an impressively broad array of sources, he demonstrates with engaging verve that it is not.’ – Adam Zamoyski, Literary Review ‘Few aspects of Austria’s colourful history escape Bassett’s eagle eye in a book that brilliantly fills a gaping hole in Europe’s history.’ – Nigel Jones, BBC History Magazine 2016 616 pp. 30 b/w illus. + 7 maps NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21967-8 £12.99/$30.00 IN PAPER

The Politics of Cultural Retreat

Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772–1867 Iryna Vushko The illuminating history of the well-intentioned but generally misguided attempts of Austrian imperial officials to govern, remake and modernise the Hapsburg crownland of Galicia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is a fascinating story of statebuilding, nationalism, impractical political theory and bureaucracy. 2015 328 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20727-9 £50.00/$85.00

Italian Venice A History R. J. B. Bosworth

In this elegant book, Richard Bosworth explores the history of Venice in the century and a half following the city’s absorption into the Italian nation state in October 1866. ‘[This] highly readable book skilfully captures detail at a human scale while surveying two centuries of political, social, economic and cultural history. It is also a history book with a contemporary mission, seeking to contribute to current debates about how Venice might best live in the 21st century.’ – Kate Ferris, Times Higher Education ‘Bosworth, a subtle and stylish historian, believes that the best way to keep Venice alive (and authentic) is to embrace its unofficial histories. His stimulating book decodes monuments that are not to be found in the tourist guides but which are nonetheless emblematic of a city that is washed by multiple pasts.’ – Christopher Silvester, Financial Times 2015 352 pp. 37 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21612-7 £14.99/$30.00

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 recent times explores the forging of modern European thought from the Enlightenment to the dawn of the twentieth century. ‘This is a book that sparkles. It would be the ideal present for any intellectually curious undergraduate. Its appeal is not limited to the young, however. It extends to anyone who seeks the pleasures and stimulations of a refresher course in European intellectual history. It is a book that zings.’ – Alex Massie, Daily Telegraph ‘Frank Turner was a titanic historian whose brilliant, original and sometimes controversial arguments were always anchored in deep scholarship. These posthumous essays on his favourite themes introduce the more relaxed and accessible scholar as he appeared to his students. Wonderful.’ – Boyd HIlton, University of Cambridge 2016 320 pp. 14 colour illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21948-7 £12.99/$20.00 IN PAPER

Why the Romantics Matter Peter Gay Esteemed historian Peter Gay reflects on the romantic period, its internationally diverse artists and writers, and the overlooked debt modernist writers like Eliot and Woolf owe the romantics. ‘Learned and wide-ranging … recounts a series of life stories and cultural events of extraordinary diversity, and explores with fluent authority the worlds of painting, music and literature in several different European countries.’ – Peter Swaab, Daily Telegraph ‘With Peter Gay’s characteristic elegance and erudition, Why the Romantics Matter celebrates the power of Romanticism from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth – a movement whose energies are inseparable from the self-image of men and women today.’ – David Bromwich, Yale University 2015 176 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14429-1 £16.99/$24.00

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. ‘Binding has produced his best work to date in this study, and I recommend it to all who are interested in the creative process, the Nordic imagination and Andersen himself.’ – Amanda Craig, Literary Review 2016 496 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21942-5 £14.99/$32.50 IN PAPER



The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914–1918 Louis Barthas

Translated by Stephanie O’Hara

On August 1, 1914, war erupted into the lives of millions of families across France. Most people thought the conflict would last just a few weeks. Yet before the month was out, twentyseven thousand French soldiers died on the single day of August 22 alone – the worst catastrophe in French military history. Refugees streamed into France as the German army advanced, spreading rumours that amplified still more the ordeal of war. Citizens of enemy countries who were living in France were viciously scapegoated. Drawing from diaries, personal correspondence, police reports and government archives, Bruno Cabanes renders an intimate, narrativedriven study of the first weeks of World War I in France. Told from the perspective of ordinary women and men caught in the flood of mobilisation, this revealing book deepens our understanding of the traumatic impact of war on soldiers and civilians alike. Available November 2016 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20827-6 £18.99/$27.50


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 – published on the seismic battle’s centenary and with a new Introduction by the authors – 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 magisterial piece of scholarship … It is a model of historical research and should do much to further our understanding of the Great War and how it was fought.’ – Contemporary Review 2016 384 pp. 20 b/w illus. UPDATED PB ISBN 978-0-300-22028-5 £10.99/$25.00 EDITION

Passchendaele The Untold Story Third Edition Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson

Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson here offer the most complete account of the campaign ever published, establishing what actually occurred, what options were available, and who was responsible for the devastation. ‘The clearest and most balanced picture yet.’ – John Grigg, Spectator ‘Will appeal to both the scholar and the general public and belongs in every World War I collection.’ – Agnes F. Peterson, History 2016 280 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. UPDATED PB ISBN 978-0-300-22121-3 £12.99/$18.00 EDITION




France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed the World Forever Bruno Cabanes

Translated by Edward M. Strauss

The harrowing first-person account of a French foot soldier who survived four years in the trenches of the First World War. ‘English-language readers now have access to a classic account of the war … a richly detailed answer to the seemingly unanswerable question: What was it like?’ – William Grimes, New York Times 2015 480 pp. 18 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21248-8 £10.99/$22.00

Life, Death and Growing Up on the Western Front Anthony Fletcher A powerful account of life and loss in the Great War, as told by British soldiers in their letters home. ‘This is a vivid exploration of letters that were written by seventeen British soldiers, revealing both their physical and emotional experiences during the war in France.’ – Emma Stinchcombe, Who Do You Think You Are Magazine ‘Both moving and coolly analytical, it is an excellent book.’ – Nigel Jones, Literary Review 2016 352 pp. 13 b/w illus. + 16 pp. section PB ISBN 978-0-300-20538-1 £12.99/$25.00

The Making of the First World War Ian F. W. Beckett ‘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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20664-7 £12.99/$20.00


The End of the Myth Robin Prior A decisive account of the dramatic Gallipoli campaign of World War I, with a devastating assessment of its pointless losses. ‘[An] essential title … military history of the highest order.’ – Mark Lasswell, Wall Street Journal ‘The best account by far of the campaign in 1915–16.’ – Jay Winter 2010 304 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16894-5 £11.99/$25.00

The Cultural History of a Catastrophe Willi Jasper Translated by Stewart Spencer

On May 7, 1915, the Lusitania, a large British luxury liner, was sunk by a German submarine off the Irish coast. Nearly 1,200 people, including 128 American citizens, lost their lives. The sinking of a civilian passenger vessel without warning was a scandal of international scale and helped precipitate the United States’ decision to enter the conflict. It also led to the immediate vilification of Germany. Though the ship’s sinking has preoccupied historians and the general public for over a century, until now the German side of the story has been largely untold. Drawing on varied German sources, historian Willi Jasper provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the sinking and its aftermath that focuses on the German reaction and psyche. The attack on the Lusitania, he argues, was not simply an escalation of violence but signalled a new ideological, moral and religious dimension in the struggle between German Kultur and Western civilisation. Available September 2016 240 pp. 35 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22138-1 £18.99/$30.00 NEW

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. ‘The photographs collected in [this] book give modern readers a new perspective on the war … Even from a thousand feet in the air, it’s a crushing thing to see.’ – Nick Stockton, Wired 2014 352 pp. 532 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19658-0 £45.00/$90.00 MF

The Great War for Peace William Mulligan The First World War is often viewed as the starting point for later twentieth-century global violence and conflict. This compelling book argues that in fact this war reshaped understandings of peace and international politics in important and lasting ways. ‘His mastery of the history of war in each of the combatant countries is in very real contrast to the more predictable national studies … the sweep of his understanding is both welcome and hugely impressive.’ – Cyril Pearce, Reviews in History 2014 456 pp. 15 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17377-2 £25.00/$35.00

Also Available: Lawrence of Arabia’s War

The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI Neil Faulkner ‘A rich and highly readable interdisciplinary study.’ – Justin Marozzi, Spectator

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The German Army in the Third Reich Ben H. Shepherd

For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more complex picture. For the first time, the German army is examined throughout the Second World War, across all combat theatres and occupied regions, and from multiple perspectives: its battle performance, social composition, relationship with the Nazi state, and involvement in war crimes and military occupation. This was a true people’s army, drawn from across German society and reflecting that society as it existed under the Nazis. Without the army and its conquests abroad, Shepherd explains, the Nazi regime could not have perpetrated its crimes against Jews, prisoners of war and civilians in occupied countries. The author examines how the army was complicit in these crimes and why some soldiers, units and higher commands were more complicit than others. Shepherd also reveals the reasons for the army’s early battlefield successes and its mounting defeats up to 1945, the latter due not only to Allied superiority and Hitler’s mismanagement as commander-in-chief, but also to the failings – moral, political, economic, strategic and operational – of the army’s own leadership. 2016 664 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17903-3 £25.00/$35.00


Monty’s Men

The British Army and the Liberation of Europe John Buckley 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 oft-maligned British Army was, in fact, more than a match for the Nazi war machine. ‘His authority, blended with readability and a genuinely fresh, exciting and convincing thesis, makes this the finest account of D-Day and beyond for many, many a year.’ – James Holland, BBC History Magazine ‘A valuable addition to our understanding of the role of British forces during the final stages of the conflict.’ – Jonathan Eaton, Military History Winner of the Templer Medal, awarded by the Army Historical Research Society 2014 384 pp. 25 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20534-3 £12.99/$27.50

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded

The British Soldier goes to War 1939–1945 Alan Allport Viewing World War Two from the ordinary British serviceman’s perspective, Alan Allport’s colourful, deeply moving and unique social history explores the diverse experiences of the more than three million unlikely citizen-soldiers who served in the British Army from 1939 to 1945. ‘A deeply researched, well-written and perceptive book that tells the story of the citizen-soldiers who either joined up or were called up to fight, and of how their mores both affected the British Army and were affected by it, even long into peacetime.’ – Andrew Roberts, Literary Review ‘Achieves that rare goal of being both unputdownable and rigorously researched.’ – Victoria Harris, Times Literary Supplement ‘The stories of these brave but bewildered civilians in uniform are as illuminating as searchlights in a dark age of traumatic war.’ – Iain Finlayson, The Times 2015 424 pp. 22 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17075-7 £25.00/$40.00

When Britain Saved the West The Story of 1940 Robin Prior

As eloquent as it is controversial, this book exposes the full import of events in 1940 when Britain, unsupported by any other nation, faced near-certain defeat at the hands of Nazi Germany, and the fate of Western civilisation hung in the balance. ‘Elegant, well marshalled and powerful … Prior’s authoritative, no-nonsense coverage underlines the period’s momentousness.’ – Ashley Jackson, BBC History Magazine ‘If the country had failed, suggests Robin Prior in this meticulously researched book, the ideals of the West would have failed with it. For this historian, 1940 was the 20th century’s most critical year … This is a tightly focused, scholarly and enthralling book.’ – History of War ‘A stirring retelling of the saga of 1940, emphasising the centrality of Winston Churchill … [Prior] writes vividly and well.’ – Max Hastings, New York Review of Books 2015 360 pp. 28 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16662-0 £20.00/$35.00

Inside Hitler’s Greece

France 1940

Defending the Republic Philip Nord A prominent historian argues that the Nazis’ humiliating defeat of the French in 1940 was not the fault of military feebleness or national decadence, as is commonly understood, but instead was due to the shameful betrayal by political and military elites. ‘It is welcome that there should be reevaluations of the French wartime experience … Nord thinks that the 1940 collapse of the French army was by no means inevitable.’ – Max Hastings, New York Review of Books ‘A well thought-out and well-presented book on a thorny problem of European history: why was France defeated in 1940?’ – Robert Gildea, author of Marianne in Chains 2015 208 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18987-2 £18.99/$27.50

The First Victory

The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign Andrew Stewart Surprisingly neglected in accounts of Allied wartime triumphs, in 1941 British and Commonwealth forces completed a stunning and important victory in East Africa against an overwhelmingly superior Italian opponent. A hastily formed British-led force, never larger than 70,000 strong, advanced along two fronts to defeat nearly 300,000 Italian and colonial troops. This compelling book draws on an array of previously unseen documents to provide both a detailed campaign history and a fresh appreciation of the first significant Allied success of the war. Andrew Stewart investigates such topics as Britain’s African wartime strategy; how the fighting forces were assembled (most from British colonies, none from the U.S.); General Archibald Wavell’s command abilities and his difficult relationship with Winston Churchill; the resolute Italian defence at Keren, one of the entire war’s most bitterly fought battles; the legacy of the campaign in East Africa; and much more. Available October 2016 336 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20855-9 £25.00/$38.00


Those Who Hold Bastogne

The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge Peter Schrijvers

The Art of Survival

The Experience of Occupation, 1941–44 Mark Mazower

Great War soldiers drew upon a long-standing literary tradition – the picaresque – to imagine themselves as resourceful survivors. In this literary and cultural history, Libby Murphy offers a fresh perspective on the First World War, exploring the new model of French identity born from industrialised warfare.

‘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

This compelling book recounts in new detail the horrific siege of Bastogne, Belgium, in the winter of 1944–45, where vastly outnumbered American forces held off a savage German onslaught and sealed the fate of the Third Reich. ‘An excellent account of the battle for Bastogne, both well-researched and well-written.’ – Antony Beevor ‘Well researched and written at a good pace, this is an excellent account of an epic and brutal struggle.’ – David Flintham, Military History ‘A fast-paced story … Schrijvers does an admirable job of weaving personal accounts into the larger picture of Bastogne’s horrors.’ – Wall Street Journal

2001 464 pp. 70 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-08923-3 £14.99/$30.00

2015 328 pp. 26 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21614-1 £9.99/$17.00

France and the Great War Picaresque Libby Murphy

Available November 2016 304 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21751-3 £30.00/$40.00 NEW



Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900–1950 Paul Ginsborg This masterly history explores the effects of political upheaval on family life in five nationstates during key moments of transition and, in turn, the impact of families on revolutionary change itself. ‘In the vast literature on the Soviet Union, Weimar and Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Spanish and Turkish Republics, most scholars all but ignore the crucial role of the family. Paul Ginsborg explains this anomaly, and his innovative approach provides a wealth of other surprises.’ – Robert Gellately, Times Higher Education ‘Examining that smaller world, Ginsborg paradoxically enlarges our understanding of the greater one, looking beyond the contingencies of massacre and oppression to the fundamental experiences of human life.’ – Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Guardian 2016 544 pp. 15 colour + 59 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21947-0 £14.99/$25.00 IN PAPER


From Enlightenment to the Present Michael H. Kater In this fascinating and surprisingly provocative history of Weimar, author Michael H. Kater chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany’s most iconic cities, from Enlightenment artists’ mecca to repressed Nazi small town, to present-day obscurity. ‘Kater has written a fascinating account of this extraordinary city. It is highly readable, capable of great wryness and, considering the cultural and political ground it covers, mostly very convincing.’ – Philip Hensher, Spectator ‘Kater’s breadth of knowledge must come from a lifetime’s studying, and readers interested in any aspect of the Weimar legacy will come away from his book with new nuggets of information.’ – Julian Preece, Times Literary Supplement 2014 480 pp. 29 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17056-6 £25.00/$45.00

Hitler’s Philosophers Yvonne Sherratt

The Age of Catastrophe

A History of the West 1914–1945 Heinrich August Winkler As Germany takes its place at the helm of a unified Europe, a leading German historian looks back at the years between 1914 and 1945, examining how and why that nation so radically broke with the normative project of the West and unleashed disaster around the world. ‘An extraordinary tour de force … An equally powerful and knowledgeable panorama of the western world in the era of its greatest disaster.’ – Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler ‘Winkler’s monumental and remarkably accessible account of the years from 1914 to 1945 combines narrative with an astute analysis of military, political and social history … Winkler’s judgement is always sound, his narrative analysis always gripping and insightful.’ – Robert Gerwarth, Irish Times ‘A splendid translation of his magisterial study of the ‘West’.’ Richard Overy, Literary Review 2015 1016 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20489-6 £35.00/$50.00

Hitler’s Berlin Abused City Thomas Friedrich

In this fresh and penetrating account of Hitler’s relationship with Berlin, the author explores how Germany’s capital captivated the Führer’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 ‘A fascinating study of the politics, culture and architecture of Berlin.’ – Washington Times 2016 496 pp. 33 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21973-9 £12.99/$30.00 IN PAPER

Artists Under Hitler

Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany Jonathan Petropoulos

Hitler at Home Despina Stratigakos This revelatory history looks at the residences of Adolf Hitler, illuminating their powerful role in constructing and promoting the dictator’s private persona both within Germany and abroad. ‘Combines meticulous research with elegance and wit: not qualities normally associated with biographers of Adolf Hitler … Original, perceptive and immaculately edited, Hitler at Home offers a splendidly unexpected angle.’ – Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph ‘A fascinating read, which reminds us that in Nazi Germany the architectural and the political can never be disentangled. Like his own confected image, Hitler’s buildings cannot be divorced from their odious political hinterland.’ – Roger Moorhouse, The Times 2015 384 pp. 13 colour + 71 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18381-8 £25.00/$40.00

Hitler’s Compromises

Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany Nathan Stoltzfus History has focused on Hitler’s use of charisma and terror, asserting that the dictator made few concessions to maintain power. Nathan Stoltzfus, the awardwinning author of Resistance of Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Germany, challenges this notion, assessing the surprisingly frequent tactical compromises Hitler made in order to preempt hostility and win the German people’s complete fealty. As part of his strategy to secure a ‘1,000-year Reich’, Hitler sought to convince the German people to believe in Nazism so they would perpetuate it permanently and actively shun those who were out of step with society. When widespread public dissent occurred at home – which most often happened when policies conflicted with popular traditions or encroached on private life – Hitler made careful calculations and acted strategically to maintain his popular image. Extending from the 1920s to the regime’s collapse, this revealing history makes a powerful and original argument that will inspire a major rethinking of Hitler’s rule. Available September 2016 432 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21750-6 £25.00/$40.00


Exit Berlin

How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany Charlotte R. Bonelli

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

In this nuanced exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich era, the author examines the choices of prominent artists – Leni Riefenstahl, Paul Hindemith, Albert Speer and others – who sought accommodation with the Nazi regime. ‘Anyone interested in a humane account of the dilemmas facing artists in Nazi Germany will gain a new level of understanding from this book.’ – Richard J. Evans, The Sunday Times

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.

2014 328 pp. 14 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20547-3 £10.99/$27.50

2015 424 pp. 12 colour + 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19747-1 £25.00/$40.00

2014 320 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19752-5 £20.00/$30.00


With translations from the German by Natasche Bodemann


Hitler’s Architect Martin Kitchen A fascinating new life of Albert Speer, Germany’s chief architect and Minister of Armaments during World War II, reveals Adolf Hitler’s trusted confidant to have been far more devoted to National Socialist regime ideologies and complicit in its crimes than previously believed. ‘Kitchen’s in-depth, deeply researched biography challenges Speer’s self-serving version, and presents a great deal of new material that was not available at Nuremberg or during most of Speer’s life … This is a dark, Faustian tale of a knowing pact with the devil.’ – Robert Carver, Military History ‘Kitchen has taken a wrecking ball to Speer’s mendacious and meticulously created self-image. And about time, too.’ – Roger Moorhouse, History Today ‘Kitchen’s book systematically destroys the myth that Speer was somehow a ‘good Nazi’, and in doing so rips the mask of respectability from this legacy. Part history, part criminal investigation, part biography, Kitchen’s book is as captivating as it is significant. Speer: Hitler’s Architect is a vital work.’ – History of War 2015 456 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19044-1 £20.00/$37.50

The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals Joel E. Dimsdale An eminent psychiatrist offers an eye-opening study of the psychology of evil based on the extensive psychological testing done on high-level Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials. Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals, Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.


Primo Levi

The Matter of a Life Berel Lang ‘In this concise, wellresearched, 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 ‘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 Jewish Lives Series 2014 192 pp. 7 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13723-1 £18.99/$25.00

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’. ‘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/$20.00

Anatomy of Malice

2016 256 pp. 26 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21322-5 £20.00/$30.00

Hitler’s Hangman

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 Cesarani, Literary Review 2009 400 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-15127-5 £12.99/$26.00

The Némirovsky Question

Léon Blum

Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist Pierre Birnbaum A new appreciation of the extraordinary life and legacy of Léon Blum, the first Jewish prime minister of France. ‘It is indeed timely that the Yale Jewish Lives series should have commissioned this wonderful, readable book, with the impressive Arthur Goldhammer responsible, as with many other recent French histories, for a clear and fluent translation.’ – Julian Wright, Times Literary Supplement Jewish Lives Series 2015 232 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18980-3 £14.99/$25.00

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 2014 376 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20535-0 £12.99/$30.00

The Life, Death and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in TwentiethCentury France Susan Rubin Suleiman Irène Némirovsky had a brilliant, but short, career as a novelist. A ‘foreign Jew’ in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. Her posthumous novel, Suite française, published in 2004, became an international best seller and brought her back to life, but some critics have condemned Némirovsky as a selfhating Jew. Susan Suleiman’s wide-ranging intellectual biography situates Némirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France and explores the conflicts of Jewish identity up to the present. Available February 2017 352 pp. 18 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17196-9 £25.00/$35.00 NEW

Auschwitz and After Second Edition Charlotte Delbo

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

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. ‘No other ‘Auschwitz’ writer than Charlotte Delbo has so clearly shown human detail and human depth.’ – John Felstiner 2014 392 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19077-9 £15.99/$25.00



The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide Alon Confino

In this gripping new analysis, Alon Confino 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 Holocaust was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the prewar years. ‘Quietly devastating … [a] short, staggering new book … an absolutely horrifying portrait … at once so disturbing and so hypnotic to read … in clear, unsparing prose … Deserves the widest possible audience.’ – Steve Donoghue, Open Letters ‘Bold and provocative … important.’ – Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal

The Liberation of the Camps The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath Dan Stone

The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz Edited and with an introduction by Samuel D. Kassow

Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust reveals the painful, relentless challenges the liberated faced and the daunting complexity of rebuilding their lives. ‘The real power of Stone’s history lies in a sense in of indomitable vigour and self-belief … Stone does a good job of showing how even as nations declared peace, individuals and families still had to fight on desperately.’ – Sinclair Mckay, Daily Telegraph ‘A thoughtful, sensitive and well-researched treatment of an important and rarely covered subject.’ – Roger Moorhouse, BBC History Magazine ‘[An] engrossing and illuminating book – the first full and comparative study of the subject.’ – Richard J. Evans, New York Review of Books

Translated and co-edited by David Suchoff

Shortlisted for the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize

This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski was a journalist and mailman who contributed to the Warsaw ghetto’s secret Oyneg Shabes archive. While other ghetto writers sought to create an objective record of their circumstances, Zelkowicz and Opoczynski chronicled daily life and Jewish responses to ghettoisation by the Nazis with powerful immediacy. Expertly translated by David Suchoff, with an elegant introduction by Samuel Kassow, these profound writings are at last accessible to contemporary readers.

2015 288 pp 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20457-5 £20.00/$32.50

2015 304 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21251-8 £10.99/$20.00

In Those Nightmarish Days

2016 368 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-11231-3 £25.00/$35.00

Memory Unearthed

The Lodz Ghetto 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

Henryk Ross’s photographs, covertly taken during the war, capture both intimate and quotidian moments in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Memory Unearthed presents a selection of the nearly 3,000 surviving images – along with original prints and other archival material including curfew notices and newspapers – 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, striking for both their historical content and artistic quality. 2015 240 pp. 350 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20722-4 £25.00/$40.00 AGO


Salvaged Pages

Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition Alexandra Zapruder The revised second edition of diary excerpts from victims of the Holocaust, aged twelve to twenty-two years, preserves the impressions, emotions and eyewitness reportage of young refugees and prisoners of the ghetto. An enhanced e-book featuring glossary terms, photographs, maps, survivor testimony and the author’s video commentary is also available. ‘In the best of scenarios, when a book is reissued in a second edition, it’s because so much new scholarship has been created around the topic that the first set of pages just cry out for expansion and even reinvention. This is certainly the case with Salvaged Pages, [in this] readable, informative, and enlightening edition.’ – Jewish Book Council 2015 536 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20599-2 £15.99/$27.00

The People’s State East German Society from Hitler to Honecker Mary Fulbrook

‘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 £28.00/$35.00

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 ‘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 2013 305 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19412-8 £15.99/$35.00

An International Civil War Greece, 1943–1949 André Gerolymatos

The Greek Civil War that raged throughout the 1940s played a pivotal role in the shaping of Cold War policy and politics in post–World War II Europe and the United States and exacerbated a national schism in Greece that exists to this day. Based in part on newly discovered archival materials and recently declassified documents from Greece, the United States and the British Intelligence Services, this comprehensive history of an under-considered yet essentially important conflict establishes battle-torn Greece as a key starting point in the Cold War between the West and the Soviet Union and a catalyst for America’s eventual involvement in Vietnam. Available January 2017 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18060-2 £18.99/$25.00


Orderly and Humane

The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War R. M. Douglas 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/$28.00


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 2014 328 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20545-9 £12.99/$28.00


A Nation Forged in War Third Edition Marcus Tanner 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.’ – Marcus Keane, Irish Times 2010 384 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16394-0 £12.99/$29.00

The Serbs

History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia Third Edition Tim Judah 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/$20.00

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. ‘Becirevic walks the reader through the controversy surrounding the concept and definition of ‘genocide’, then makes an energetic case that the term applies to the war waged by Serbian forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992–95.’ – Foreign Affairs 2014 264 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19258-2 £40.00/$65.00

The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation Fourth Edition Andrew Wilson

The most acute, informed and up-to-date account available today of Ukraine and its people, now in its fourth edition, with a new chapter on Yanukovych’s presidency, the Russian invasion and the challenges ahead. ‘An interesting and provocative read, which will, one hopes, contribute to the Western understanding of what Ukraine is and why it matters.’ – Volodymyr Kulyk, Harvard Ukrainian Studies ‘A spirited and eminently learned investigation of who Ukranians say that they are, how they came to be so, and how others view them … If you have only one book on Ukraine, this should probably be it.’ – Elizabeth Luchka Haigh, H-Net Reviews 2015 432 pp. 52 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21725-4 £16.99/$23.00

The Trouble with History

Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution Adam Michnik 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 modern-day Poland to postrevolutionary France in this profound and brilliant meditation on politics, morality, history and the ‘virus of fundamentalism’. 2014 208 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18597-3 £18.99/$25.00

An Uncanny Era

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 Václav 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/$25.00

The Passage to Europe

How a Continent Became a Union Luuk van Middelaar This essential book explains the origins of the European Union, the forces binding it together and driving it forward, and how political leaders will surmount the current economic turmoil. ‘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 ‘[The book] has much to teach those who want to understand the EU’s recent political dynamic.’ – The Economist 2014 392 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20533-6 £12.99/$30.00

Black Wind, White Snow

The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism Charles Clover Charles Clover, awardwinning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of ‘Eurasianism’, a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism’s origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia’s Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism’s place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin’s sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions. Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin’s close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia’s past century, and its future. ‘An important contribution to this discussion … Mr. Clover’s reporting is excellent.’ – The Economist ‘[A] deeply researched, fascinating account of how nationalist views that were once dissident or marginal in the Soviet Union seeped into the corridors of power in the Kremlin when Marxism-Leninism stopped working … Clover’s book deserves to win prizes for originality of mind.’ – Michael Burleigh, The Times ‘What did Putin mean by ‘Eurasia’ and where does his project come from? This is the question Charles Clover sets out to answer in this thought-provoking book. Part intellectual history, part portrait gallery … Black Wind, White Snow traces the background to Putin’s ideas with verve and clarity.’ – Geoffrey Hosking, Financial Times 2016 384 pp. 12 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-12070-7 £25.00/$35.00


The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep

Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin David Satter In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising he was expelled, ‘it was surprising it took so long’. Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalisation of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter’s description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today. 2016 240 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21142-9 £20.00/$30.00

NEW 23

RUSSIA Myth, Memory, Trauma

Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953–70 Polly Jones


Translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinisation in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. ‘One of the most sophisticated and nuanced analyses of the complexities of de-Stalinisation currently available.’ – History Today ‘It’s often assumed that Khrushchev’s Secret Speech initiated a straightforward, natural process of deStalinisation in the USSR. Polly Jones challenges this commonplace in an interdisciplinary tour de force that rewrites much of the political, cultural and literary history of the period.’ – David Brandenberger, author of Propaganda State in Crisis

From the author whose knowledge of Soviet era archives far surpasses that of any other scholar, this engrossing biography reconstructs Stalin’s life and fully explores the bloody and indelible mark his crimes left on his communist empire and the world. ‘No one in the world knows the inner workings of Soviet power in Stalin’s time better than Oleg Khlevniuk. Beautifully and artfully composed, deeply moral, and supremely readable, Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator will become the benchmark against which all future biographies of Stalin will be measured. A masterpiece.’ – Jan Plamper ‘Authoritative, fluently written … The pinnacle of current scholarship on its subject.’ – Charlotte Hobson, Spectator

2016 384 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21977-7 £12.99/$35.00 IN PAPER

2016 424 pp. 21 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21978-4 £14.99/$25.00 IN PAPER


A History of the People Janet M. Hartley In this profoundly human account, the history and development of Siberia, one of the world’s most inhospitable regions, is explored through the lives of those who settled there – from sixteenth-century Cossacks to Soviet gulag prisoners to present day Russian entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities in ‘the nothingness.’ ‘Hugely informative.’ – Sara Wheeler, Literary Review ‘In settling us there, Hartley gives us a history of Russia from the perspective that most immediately captures a foreigner’s imagination.’ – Tom Payne, Daily Telegraph ‘In her masterful study of Siberia’s people … Hartley’s skill lies in her ability to make historical events vivid and accessible.’ – Will Nicoll, Spectator 2014 312 pp. 26 b/w illus. + 11 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-16794-8 £25.00/$38.00

St Petersburg

Shadows of the Past Catriona Kelly This unique, penetrating, and quirkily illustrated book explores the recent history and culture of one of the world’s most alluring cities. ‘Intriguing and enthralling … Indispensable reading for anyone interested in what has actually happened to Russians in the last half-century.’ – Daniel Beer, Literary Review ‘A remarkably insightful and original exploration of a great city in change. Kelly deftly interlaces her deep knowledge of Russian culture with wry personal observations. This is a unique and valuable work.’ – Rachel Polonsky, author of Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History ‘There is no book quite like it.’ – Robert Service, author of Stalin: A Biography 2016 488 pp. 110 b/w + 12 pages of colour illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21940-1 £14.99/$27.50 IN PAPER


Stalin’s Wars

New Biography of a Dictator Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Stalin’s Music Prize Soviet Culture and Politics Marina Frolova-Walker

Musical life in the Soviet Union under Stalin is examined through the lens of the Stalin Prizes awarded to composers and performers, including Prokofiev, Shostakovich and violinist David Oistrakh. The story behind the selection of prize candidates, from 1940–54, challenges existing accounts of both Soviet music and Socialist Realism. ‘A rich and engrossing narrative of Soviet cultural history during this turbulent period.’ – Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine

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

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/$35.00

Nietzsche’s Orphans

Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire Rebecca Mitchell Author Rebecca Mitchell interweaves cultural history, music and philosophy in an illuminating study that explores how Russia’s cultural elite at the close of the country’s ‘Silver Age’ viewed music as a unifying force that could forge a shared Russian identity across social and economic divides. 2016 336 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20889-4 £65.00/$95.00

Russia’s Path Toward Enlightenment

Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500–1801 G. M. Hamburg A top intellectual challenges the long-accepted academic belief that modern Russian culture is wholly derived from Western European ideas. Examining a broad range of writings – many prior to 1750 – G. M. Hamburg charts the development of a distinctly Russian path toward enlightenment before Peter the Great’s opening to the West. 2016 912 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11313-6 £75.00/$125.00

2016 384 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20884-9 £30.00/$65.00

Leon Trotsky

Classics for the Masses

Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin Pauline Fairclough Musicologist Pauline Fairclough explores the evolving role of music in shaping the cultural identity of the Soviet Union in a revelatory work that counters certain hitherto accepted views of an unbending, unchanging state policy of repression, censorship and dissonance that existed in all areas of Soviet artistic endeavour. Newly opened archives from the Leninist and Stalinist eras have shed new light on Soviet concert life, demonstrating how the music of the past was used to help mould and deliver cultural policy, how ‘undesirable’ repertoire was weeded out during the 1920s, and how Russian and non-Russian composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Bach and Rachmaninov were ‘canonised’ during different, distinct periods in Stalinist culture. ‘Carefully researched, superbly well-written and thoroughly persuasive.’ – Neil Gregor, Times Higher Education 2016 296 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21719-3 £35.00/$45.00



A Revolutionary’s Life Joshua Rubenstein A clear-eyed exploration of the career of Leon Trotsky 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 … Rubenstein achieves the mixture of empathy and critical distance that a good biographer needs.’ – Sheila Fitzpatrick, Guardian Jewish Lives Series 2013 240 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19832-4 £10.99/$16.00

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. 2015 360 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18281-1 £50.00/$85.00

RUSSIA The Last Days of Stalin Joshua Rubenstein Joshua Rubenstein’s riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin’s murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious campaign against Soviet Jews. Stalin’s sudden collapse and death in March 1953 was as dramatic and mysterious as his life. It is no overstatement to say that his passing marked a major turning point in the twentieth century. The Last Days of Stalin is an engaging, briskly told account of the dictator’s final active months, the vigil at his deathbed, and the unfolding of Soviet and international events in the months after his death. ‘Joshua Rubenstein, in his vivid, brisk account, describes the months on each side of Stalin’s death to give the reader a sense of the significance of this turning point.’ – Robbie Millen, The Times ‘Very well done … an accessible and engaging book.’ – Geoffrey Roberts, Irish Times 2016 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19222-3 £25.00/$35.00 NEW

The Art of the Bribe

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 2013 400 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19237-7 £12.99/$25.00

Cultural historian Ellen Rutten traces the origins, worldwide proliferation and public debate of ‘new sincerity’, a rhetoric of authentic social and artistic expression that originated in Russia at the end of the Soviet era before amalgating with a powerful global trend. Cogently addressing post-Soviet, postmodern and postdigital questions of selfhood, this masterful study explores a remarkable social practice characterised by vulnerability and playfulness that is now having a profound effect on literature, media, art, design, fashion, film and architecture virtually everywhere.

In this powerful and moving oral history, ten nowgrown survivors of political repression in the Soviet Union during the reign of Joseph Stalin share their personal stories of childhood banishment, starvation, abuse and endurance. ‘Frierson’s work is invaluable in adding another piece to the puzzle of what everyday life was like under Stalin.’ – Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education

Scorched Earth

From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall Jonathan Haslam ‘There are rich rewards in [the book’s] fascinating insights, well balanced judgements and original, sometimes provocative arguments, which are bound to stimulate debate for years to come.’ – Orlando Figes, The Sunday Times 2012 544 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18819-6 £18.99/$30.00

The Crimean Nexus

Putin’s War and the Clash of Civilizations Constantine Pleshakov Pleshakov illustrates how the proxy war unfolding in Ukraine is a clash of incompatible world views. To the U.S. and Europe, Ukraine is a country struggling for self-determination in the face of Russia’s imperial nostalgia. To Russia, Ukraine is a ‘sister nation’, where NATO expansionism threatens its own borders. In Crimea itself, the native Tatars are Muslims who are vehemently opposed to Russian rule. Engagingly written and bracingly nonpartisan, Pleshakov’s book explains the missteps made on all sides to provide a clear, even-handed account of a major international crisis. Available February 2017 192 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21488-8 £20.00/$28.00


This fascinating documentary history is the first English-language exploration of Joseph Stalin’s relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. Although written as a narrative, it includes translations of more than 170 documents from Soviet archives.

Silence Was Salvation

The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin, James Heinzen’s innovative book shows how bribery – despite the party’s anticorruption campaigns – became an entrenched presence in the Soviet state. Entertaining and enlightening, this is a penetrating look at everyday life under Stalin’s dictatorship after World War II.

Russia’s Cold War

A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922–1953 David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov

2015 392 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17189-1 £50.00/$85.00

A Cultural History Ellen Rutten

Available March 2017 288 pp. 13 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21398-0 £30.00/$40.00


Stalin and the Lubianka

Sincerity after Communism

Corruption under Stalin, 1943–1953 James Heinzen

Available January 2017 416 pp. 9 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17525-7 £50.00/$65.00

Annals of Communism Series


Translated by Steven Gilbert, Ivo Komljen and Samantha Jeanne Taber

Jörg Baberowski is one of the world’s leading experts on the Stalin era, but his work has seldom been translated into English. Detailed and well-documented, the German scholar’s unremitting indictment of Stalinism encompasses the dictator’s brutal reign from his achievement of total power in 1929 to his death in 1953.


The Power of Pictures

Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film Susan Tumarkin Goodman and Jens Hoffmann With an essay by Alexander Lavrentiev

A fascinating account of the avant-garde photo-based arts from the early Soviet Union, featuring many previously unpublished images. 2015 240 pp. 148 colour + 30 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20768-2 £30.00/$45.00 JMNY

Between Truth and Time

A History of Soviet Central Television Christine Elaine Evans In the first full-length, archive-based study of Soviet Central Television in the decades before perestroika, Christine Evans connects the cultural experimentation that emerged on Central Television’s most popular programmes in the late 1960s and 1970s to the dramatic political changes that followed in the late 1980s and 1990s. Available October 2016 360 pp. 20 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20848-1 £25.00/$35.00 HB ISBN 978-0-300-20843-6 £65.00/$85.00

2015 288 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17945-3 £40.00/$65.00

Gulag Voices

An Anthology Edited by Anne Applebaum

Stalin’s Reign of Terror Jörg Baberowski

Available August 2016 520 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13698-2 £25.00/$37.50

Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union Cathy A. Frierson


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum brings together a unique collection of Gulag survivors’ memoirs. ‘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/$18.00

Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943 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. 2014 320 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19822-5 £25.00/$40.00

The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944

A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives Richard Bidlack and Nikita Lomagin Translations by Marian Schwartz

‘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/$40.00



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

In this substantially revised and expanded version of Nikki Keddie’s classic work Roots of Revolution, the author brings the story of modern Iran up to the present. ‘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/$24.00

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. ‘Maybe the broadest and best overview available in English of a country which we need urgently to understand better. It should be required holiday reading in the Foreign Office, and maybe the White House too.’ – Stephen Howe, Independent ‘Awe-inspiring in its scope and its scholarly reach.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman 2010 448 pp. 32 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16932-4 £18.99/$40.00

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/$27.50

Across Legal Lines

Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco Jessica M. Marglin Focusing on the experiences of a Jewish family in precolonial and colonial Morocco, Jessica Marglin charts how law helped to connect Jews and Muslims – and, ultimately, to divide them. This eye-opening book changes the way we think about Jewish history, the Middle East and legal pluralism in the modern world.


The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI Neil Faulkner Rarely is a book published that revises our understanding of an entire world region and the history that has defined it. This groundbreaking volume makes just such a contribution. Neil Faulkner draws on ten years of field research to offer the first truly multidisciplinary history of the conflicts that raged in Sinai, Arabia, Palestine and Syria during the First World War. In Lawrence of Arabia’s War, the author rewrites the history of T. E. Lawrence’s legendary military campaigns in the context of the Arab Revolt. He explores the intersections among the declining Ottoman Empire, the Bedouin tribes, nascent Arab nationalism, and Western imperial ambition. The book provides a new analysis of Ottoman resilience in the face of modern industrialised warfare, and it assesses the relative weight of conventional operations in Palestine and irregular warfare in Syria. Faulkner thus reassesses the historic roots of today’s divided, fractious, war-torn Middle East. ‘A rich and highly readable interdisciplinary study that draws together the Great Arab Revolt and the Palestine campaigns into a larger whole.’ – Justin Marozzi, Spectator 2016 552 pp. 55 b/w illus. + maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-19683-2 £25.00/$37.50


Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz


Available November 2016 336 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21846-6 £65.00/$85.00

Lawrence of Arabia’s War


The first complete account of the Nazi-Arab-Muslim alliance that changed the course of World War II and continues to influence the Middle East today. ‘A model of original research … a major contribution.’ – Jacob M. Landau, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2014 360 pp. 31 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-14090-3 £25.00/$35.00

Islamic Imperialism A History Second Edition Efraim Karsh

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. ‘Anyone interested in the debate about the place of Islam in the modern world should read this book.’ – Amir Taheri, Sunday Telegraph ‘An impeccable history … I could not recommend this magnificent effort of reportage and analysis more highly.’ – Hazhir Teimourian, Literary Review 2013 304 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19817-1 £10.99/$20.00

Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers

The Rise of the Arab Gulf Rory Miller Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs – the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas. In this book Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future. Available October 2016 336 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19234-6 £20.00/$32.50


Unfinished Revolutions

Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring Ibrahim Fraihat A respected commentator on Middle Eastern politics, Ibrahim Fraihat compares three countries grappling with political transitions in the wake of the Arab Spring: Yemen, Libya and Tunisia. Drawing on extensive research and interviews. Fraihat argues that to attain enduring peace and stability, post-revolution states must engage in inclusive national reconciliation processes with the support of women, civil society and tribes. 2016 304 pp. 5 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21563-2 £25.00/$40.00


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 £45.00/$60.00

The Palestinians

Photographs of a Land and Its People from 1839 to the Present Day Elias Sanbar This engrossing compendium of photographs captures 200 years of Palestinian history, showing how a highly symbolic place and its people have been both captured and abstracted by the camera. 2015 384 pp. 150 colour + 500 duotone illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21218-1 £35.00/$60.00 EHP

JEWISH HISTORY In Ishmael’s House

A History of Jews in Muslim Lands Martin Gilbert 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 ‘Martin Gilbert’s outstanding In Ishmael’s House is essential reading.’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph 2011 448 pp. 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-17798-5 £16.99/$30.00

Totally Unofficial

The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin Edited by Donna-Lee Frieze 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 2013 328 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18696-3 £25.00/$40.00

The Genius

Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism Eliyahu Stern 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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20592-3 £20.00/$30.00

Roads Taken

The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way Hasia R. Diner 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. ‘Diner convincingly argues that peddlers played a transformative role not only in the history of modern Jewry, but also in the cultures and the economies of the nations where they peddled.’ – Marni Davis, Times Higher Education ‘Diner’s book adds an extra dimension to modern Jewish historical studies … This is a richly wrought work of cultural and social history.’ – Tony Barber, Financial Times 2015 280 pp. 18 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17864-7 £22.50/$35.00


A Human Life Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book. Drawing on a broad range of sources – literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside George Eliot, W. G. Sebald and Werner Herzog – Zornberg offers a vivid and original portrait of the biblical Moses. Moses’s vexing personality, his uncertain origins and his turbulent relations with his own people are acutely explored by Zornberg, who sees this story, told and retold, as crucial not only to the biblical past but also to the future of Jewish history. Available March 2017 224 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20962-4 £16.99/$25.00



The Divided Heart David Wolpe David Wolpe offers a fresh and fascinating appraisal of the biblical David in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the Bible’s most enigmatic, contradictory and deeply flawed personage. ‘An excellent study of the most fascinating character in the Old Testament.’ – Wall Street Journal 2014 176 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18878-3 £18.99/$25.00


Father of Modern Israel Anita Shapira An insightful study of the inner life of the Zionist leader responsible for the creation of the state of Israel. ‘Interesting … Shapira rightly characterises the enigmatic Ben-Gurion as both a revolutionary Jacobin and ‘the helmsman of the state’.’ – Colin Schindler, Jewish Chronicle 2015 288 pp. 21 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18045-9 £18.99/$25.00

The Poet of Shame and Guilt 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 2016 200 pp. 2 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21972-2 £10.99/$15.00 IN PAPER

Peggy Guggenheim The Shock of the Modern Francine Prose

A spirited portrait of the colourful and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art. ‘[Guggenheim] is a perfect product and reflection of her age, never less than fascinating. Without her, modern art would be much the poorer.’ – Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday Available October 2016 240 pp. 12 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22429-0 £10.99/$16.00 IN PAPER


The Search Benjamin Taylor An arresting new study of the life, times and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. ‘Taylor is entertaining and tells you things you didn’t already know, deepening your appreciation of Proust and his world.’ – Max Liu, Independent Available October 2016 224 pp. 8 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22428-3 £10.99/$16.00 IN PAPER

Becoming Freud The Making of a Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips

Barbra Streisand

Redefining Beauty, Femininity and Power Neal Gabler An absorbing analytical study of the phenomenally talented singer, actor, director, producer and entertainment icon who brilliantly exploited her ethnicity and ‘otherness’ to successfully challenge Hollywood’s standards of beauty and glamour. 2016 296 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21091-0 £16.99/$25.00

Franz Kafka


From one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original biography of the father of psychoanalysis. ‘This short, meditative book succeeds superbly in delineating the culture and thought processes that lay behind [Freud’s] work.’ – Ian Critchley, The Sunday Times 2016 192 pp. 1 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21983-8 £10.99/$15.00 IN PAPER

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ATLANTIC HISTORY 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.’ – Fernando Cervantes, Times Literary Supplement ‘Others have offered comparisons between the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds, but none

Revolutions Without Borders The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World Janet Polasky

This sweeping history explores the radical interchange of ideas throughout the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years between the American and French revolutions, when new visions of human rights and liberty freely crossed oceans and borders. ‘Instead of telling the usual heroic national story, [Polasky] ranges wherever her wayfaring revolutionaries take her – to Paris and Washington, but also to Poland, Sierra Leone and the Caribbean. Instead of confining herself to the deeds of valiant men, she also gives the stage to women and slaves. The result is a spectacle that conveys the thrill of the Enlightenment as well as the delirium of revolution.’ – The Economist 2016 392 pp. 21 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21984-5 £12.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

Portrait of a Woman in Silk

Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World Zara Anishanslin

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 £16.99/$32.00

Marlborough’s America This book demonstrates that the Duke of Marlborough’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/$100.00

The Slave’s Cause A History of Abolition Manisha Sinha

This book is a comprehensive new history of the abolition movement in a transnational context. It illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe.


Architecture and Empire in Jamaica

Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labour and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable people who produced, wore and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant’s wife, and a New England painter.

This important and original study of 18th-century Jamaican architecture, from creole houses to sugar refineries, reveals the island’s impact on the formation of both the modern Atlantic world and the British Empire. By connecting the architecture of the Caribbean first to West Africa and then to Britain, Nelson traces the flow of capital and makes explicit the material, economic and political networks around the Atlantic.

Available August 2016 432 pp. 43 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19705-1 £30.00/$45.00

2016 324 pp. 52 colour + 198 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21100-9 £55.00/$85.00



David Eltis and David Richardson In this extraordinary book featuring nearly 200 specially drawn maps, two leading historians have created the first comprehensive, up-to-date atlas on the 350year history of African slave traffic to the New World. ‘This marvellous book will change how people think of the slave trade. It deserves every accolade it is likely to get.’ – Nicolas van de Walle, Foreign Affairs ‘A ground-breaking project: the Atlas will be indispensable for all those interested in the slave trade.’ – Jane Webster, Times Literary Supplement ‘Beautifully produced, with period images and contemporary quotations, this is a work of commemoration, but the best memorial, the authors clearly feel, is the historic truth.’ – Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman 2015 336 pp. 189 colour maps; 36 colour + 5 b/w illus., 61 colour graphs PB ISBN 978-0-300-21254-9 £22.50/$35.00

Stephen Saunders Webb

2016 784 pp. 66 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18137-1 £25.00/$37.50

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Louis P. Nelson


The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776–1867 Leonardo Marques While much of modern scholarship has focused on the American slave trade’s impact within the United States, considerably less has addressed its effects in other parts of the Americas. Drawing on multilingual research, Leonardo Marques sheds new light on the changing behaviour of American slave traders and their networks, particularly to Brazil and Cuba, amid changing legislation and international relations. Available November 2016 336 pp. 3 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21241-9 £30.00/$40.00


The Exile’s Song

Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World Sally McKee Raised in antebellum New Orleans, black composer Edmond Dédé went on to have an extraordinary career in France, where he became a much beloved orchestra leader. Sally McKee recounts his remarkable life and times, revealing what it meant to be an exile in a rapidly modernising world. Available January 2017 272 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22136-7 £25.00/$35.00


A Path in the Mighty Waters Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World Stephen R. Berry

‘Precious little is known about the ways in which the three thousand mile voyage across an untamed ocean shaped traveller’s worldviews. Stephen R. Berry has written an excellent book to fill this gap in our knowledge.’ – Christopher P. Magra, American Historical Review 2015 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20423-0 £25.00/$40.00


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. ‘Lawrance brilliantly analyzes the extensive documentation left by the surviving ‘orphans’ of the Amistad who were returned to Sierra Leone to expose the tragic alienation that slavery thrust on the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.’ – Paul E. Lovejoy, York University, Toronto 2015 376 pp. 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19845-4 £50.00/$85.00

Global Rules

America, Britain and a Disordered World James E. Cronin This penetrating new political, economic and diplomatic history explores the United States and Great Britain’s ‘special relationship’ – a partnership forged by a shared dedication to a new world order based on an open market economy – from the last years of the Cold War through the Age of Terror. ‘Despite everything, the contemporary world order remains Anglo-American – and it is likely to stay that way. In this major new book James Cronin shows why this is so, combining a mastery of historical detail with an understanding of how geopolitics and political economy shape world politics. It is an absorbing read.’ – Andrew Gamble, author of The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession ‘A deeply researched and lucid history of the period between the Vietnam War and the present day.’ – Foreign Affairs 2014 416 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15148-0 £25.00/$45.00


Darfur and the Failure of an African State Second Edition, Revised and Updated Richard Cockett Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, the former Africa editor of The Economist gives an absorbing account of Sudan’s descent into civil war and failure over the past fifty years. In a new final chapter written for this second edition, Richard Cockett covers the creation of South Sudan and the deep ramifications for both the new and the old countries. ‘[An] informative, eminently readable history and analysis of Sudan’s failure as a state.’ – Guardian ‘Cockett’s account … is unsentimental, well sourced and eminently readable. Not for Cockett the platitudes of western guilt and consequent, pious aid: there are no easy solutions to the problems of Sudan. But a clear understanding of their genesis is a good place to start.’ – Colin Murphy, Irish Times Available September 2016 328 pp. 30 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21531-1 £12.99/$27.50 EDITION

A History of South Africa

Fourth Edition Leonard Thompson Revised 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 ‘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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18935-3 £14.99/$20.00


Power and Majesty Alisa LaGamma This major study of Kongo – a central African kingdom responsible for astounding creative achievements – explores its history, art forms and cultural identity before, during, and after contact with Europe. 2015 308 pp. 261 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-1-58839-575-7 £40.00/$65.00 MMA

Zulu Warriors

The Battle for the South African Frontier John Laband This vivid military history, the first full account of five related wars waged by the British to gain control of southern Africa, explores attitudes, tactics, battles and military cultures from European and African perspectives. ‘John Laband is the doyen of scholars of the conflicts between Britons, Boers and indigenous peoples in southern Africa … 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/$40.00

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. 2015 312 pp. 8 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19689-4 £30.00/$50.00

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. It oozes authority … Lynch is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and expansive guide: his 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 ‘Lynch gives us a fascinating account of a Church over five centuries changing in response to developments and challenges in society, more successfully in some ages than others.’ – Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper 2012 424 pp. 16 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16680-4 £25.00/$38.00

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/$30.00


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 emphasizes littleknown aspects of Cuba’s early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro’s regime, its lonely survival in the post-Soviet years, and its expected future. ‘Written with verve and scholarship … the best history [of Cuba] yet.’ – Ian Thomson, Daily Telegraph 2005 400 pp. 12 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-11114-9 £12.99/$23.00


ASIA Blood, Dreams and Gold

The Changing Face of Burma Richard Cockett Former Southeast Asian correspondent Dr Richard Cockett offers an in-depth look at the modern history of Burma and life under one of the world’s most brutal military dictatorships. Cockett’s enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation. ‘Beautifully written, evocative and informative … it provides a valuable explanation of Burma’s journey so far.’ – Benedict Rogers, Tablet ‘Admirably clear-sighted.’ – John Keay, Literary Review 2015 296 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20451-3 £18.99/$35.00

Hun Sen’s Cambodia Sebastian Strangio To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and the terror it inflicted in its attempt to create a communist utopia in the 1970s. Sebastian Strangio, a journalist based in the capital city of Phnom Penh, now offers an eye-opening appraisal of modern-day Cambodia in the years following its emergence from bitter conflict and bloody upheaval. ‘Mr Strangio has done much original reporting, peeling away the miracle narrative to reveal the bruised fruit beneath.’ – The Economist 2014 344 pp. 33 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19072-4 £20.00/$37.50

A History of Modern South Asia Politics, States, Diasporas Ian Talbot Noted historian Ian Talbot’s scholarly new historical survey of modern South Asia focuses on the combined history of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh since 1757 and the impact of external influences on the peoples and cultures of the Indian Subcontinent. ‘The book showcases Ian Talbot’s lifetime of scholarship and his very wide-ranging knowledge of South Asia. The text has a lighter touch than many more standard histories. Undergraduates studying the region will find it a very useful introduction.’ – Owen Bennett-Jones, author of Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm 2016 360 pp. 23 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19694-8 £19.99/$34.95



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 2014 264 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20942-6 £9.99/$20.00

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/$18.00

Great Game East

India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier Bertil Lintner One of the most respected journalists in Southeast Asia, Bertil Lintner chronicles the volatile struggle for geopolitical supremacy that has set two powerful Asian giants, India and China, against one another in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. ‘This book is as authoritative as it is intriguing.’ – Literary Review 2015 376 pp. 34 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19567-5 £20.00/$35.00

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 2011 464 pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps PB ISBN 978-0-300-16917-1 £18.00/$26.00

The Taliban Revival

Violence and Extremism on the PakistanAfghanistan Frontier Hassan Abbas The true story of the Taliban’s remarkable resurgence in Pakistan and war-torn Afghanistan more than a decade after the U.S. military’s post-9/11 incursion, with a new epilogue bringing the analysis up to date. ‘Both nuanced and highly knowledgeable.’ – Christina Hellmich, Times Higher Education Supplement ‘In The Taliban Revival, he offers rational explanations for their having fought against the British, the Soviets and the Americas: the Pashtuns have a culture of resisting invaders, he writes, because they have always lived on the edge of other people’s empires and so have been invaded with remarkable frequency.’ – Owen Bennett-Jones, London Review of Books 2015 296 pp. 16 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21616-5 £12.99/$22.00

The South China Sea

The Struggle for Power in Asia Bill Hayton In this discerning 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. ‘Bill Hayton’s splendid book lucidly covers these disputes in all their complexity from virtually every angle – historical, legal, political, economic and strategic.’ – The Economist ‘A masterful history.’ –Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs ‘Aimed at the general reader, The South China Sea is a well-written, imaginatively presented analysis of a complicated struggle which will continue to make the news and has implications far beyond the immediate region.’ – Simon Scott Plummer, Times Literary Supplement 2015 320 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21694-3 £12.99/$23.00


A History Sam van Schaik 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 ‘This single-volume history is a great introduction to the Tibetan people and to the country.’ – Good Book Guide 2013 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19410-4 £12.99/$25.00

ASIA, ECONOMIC HISTORY & HISTORIOGRAPHY The Colonel Who Would Not Repent The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy Salil Tripathi

Bangladesh was once East Pakistan, the Muslim nation carved out of the Indian Subcontinent when it gained independence from Britain in 1947. As religion alone could not keep East Pakistan and West Pakistan together, Bengali-speaking East Pakistan fought for and achieved liberation in 1971. Coups and assassinations followed, and two decades later it completed its long, tumultuous transition to parliamentary government. Its history is complex and tragic – one of war, natural disaster, starvation, corruption and political instability. First published in India by the Aleph Book Company, Salil Tripathi’s lyrical, beautifully wrought tale of the difficult birth and conflict-ridden politics of this haunted land has received international critical acclaim, and his reporting has been honoured with a Mumbai Press Club Red Ink Award for Excellence in Journalism. The Colonel Who Would Not Repent is an insightful study of a nation struggling to survive and define itself. ‘Superb and harrowing … A fine and judicious account of the horrors of the Bangladesh war of independence.’ – Philip Hensher, Guardian 2016 408 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21818-3 £25.00/$37.50


Asian America

A Primary Source Reader Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, K. Scott Wong and Jason Oliver Chang Core primary texts covering the key historical and cultural developments of America’s Asian communities over the past century are collected in one essential volume that enables readers to engage directly with the Asian American experience. Available January 2017 320 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19544-6 £25.00/$30.00


From Christ to Confucius

German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860–1950 Albert Monshan Wu In this bold and original study, Albert Wu documents how German missionaries became surprising agents of secularisation in Germany and, more broadly, Europe. Chastened by their failure to convert the Chinese to Christianity, these missionaries reconsidered their attitudes toward Chinese culture, catalysing a revolution in thinking about Christianity itself.

Forging Capitalism Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance Ian Klaus

A riveting and wildly entertaining history of modern finance teeming with playboys, scoundrels, swindlers and frauds, this fascinating chronicle of the evolution of trust institutions boldly suggests that vice is the true father of Western capitalism. ‘Forging Capitalism is an engaging history of how Britain attempted to negotiate this tension in the century running up to the outbreak of the first world war. The title is a pun. It is a study of the rogues, swindlers and fraudsters who tried to benefit from the market economy through the use of deceit. It is also an examination of how capitalism itself was forged through evolving mechanisms to curb these dishonest tendencies.’ – Daniel Ben-Ami, Financial Times ‘Klaus is a former Harvard scholar who now works in the US State Department … He is an entertaining writer, and Forging Capitalism is a compendium of vivid anecdotes.’ – Martin Vander Weyer, Spectator Available January 2017 296 pp. 4 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22359-0 £14.99/$22.00 IN PAPER

Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil William R. Summerhill Nineteenth-century Brazil’s constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional foundations that private financial markets needed to thrive. This study shows why sovereign creditworthiness did not necessarily translate into financial development. ‘A must-read for economic and financial historians.’ – Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology 2015 360 pp. 33 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-13927-3 £65.00/$85.00

Hope Springs Eternal

French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt Kim Oosterlinck Translated by Anthony Bulger

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/$65.00

2016 264 pp. 4 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19091-5 £55.00/$85.00


Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union Felix Wemheuer

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

At once a practical guide to archival research, an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, and a fascinating view of the lives of the poor in pre-Revolutionary France, historian Arlette Farge’s internationally admired classic work is a grand appreciation of the craft of discovery. ‘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.’ – Lisa Jardine, University College London ‘Farge’s work is an eloquent testimony to the materiality of the archive and its power to astonish and delight.’ – Arnold Hunt, Times Literary Supplement 2015 152 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19893-5 £10.99/$17.00

On Historical Distance Mark Salber Phillips

Inglorious Revolution

In 1918, the Soviet revolutionary government repudiated the Tsarist regime’s sovereign debt, triggering one of the biggest sovereign defaults ever. Yet the price of Russian bonds remained high for years. Combing French archival records, Kim Oosterlinck shows that, far from irrational, investors had legitimate reasons to hope for repayment. Soviet debt recognition, a change in government, a bailout by the French government, or French banks, or a seceding country would have guaranteed at least a partial reimbursement. As Greece and other European countries raise the possibility of sovereign default, Oosterlinck’s superbly researched study is more urgent than ever.

Available January 2017 352 pp. 10 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21707-0 £60.00/$85.00

The Allure of the Archives

Examining the work of historians from Machiavelli to the present, Mark Salber Phillips explores the concept of historical distance and its role in historiography. ‘Mark Phillips’s perceptive analysis of the interplay between proximity and distance in representations of the past combines the skills of an intellectual historian with the trained sensibility of a critic of literature and art.’ – Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University 2015 312 pp. 10 colour + 30 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21387-4 £16.99/$30.00

History in the Making 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 ‘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 2012 264 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18638-3 £17.50/$30.00

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How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World Gregory Woods In this landmark international history, stretching from the Oscar Wilde scandal to the gay liberation movement, Gregory Woods explores how informal gay and lesbian networks effected seismic changes in twentieth-century culture. Woods shines a revealing light on the diverse, informal networks of gay people in the arts and other creative fields. Uneasily called ‘the Homintern’ by those suspicious of an international homosexual conspiracy, such networks connected gay writers, actors, artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, politicians and spies. While providing some defence against dominant heterosexual exclusion, the grouping brought solidarity, celebrated talent and, in doing so, invigorated the majority culture. Woods introduces an enormous cast of gifted and extraordinary characters, most of them operating with surprising openness; but also explores such issues as artistic influence, the coping strategies of minorities, the hypocrisies of conservatism, and the effects of positive and negative discrimination. Travelling from Harlem in the 1910s to 1920s Paris, 1930s Berlin, 1950s New York and beyond, this sharply observed, warm-spirited book presents a surpassing portrait of twentieth-century gay culture and the men and women who both redefined themselves and changed history. ‘In turn hilarious and horrifying … documents shocking levels of persecution. Homophobia was pervasive and vicious … But this is not a gloomy book. Woods lovingly presents a range of gloriously outrageous gay and lesbian individuals and couples.’ – Joanna Bourke, BBC History Magazine 2016 440 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21803-9 £25.00/$35.00

Global Crisis

E. H. Gombrich Translated by Caroline Mustill Illustrated by Clifford Harper

E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for the curious of all ages 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 product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. ‘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 ‘Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise.’ – Philip Pullman 2008 304 pp. 40 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-14332-4 £8.99/$15.00

War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Geoffrey Parker

Terry Eagleton Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on the challenge. In this keenly analytical and acerbically funny book, he explores how culture and our conceptualisations of it have evolved over the last two centuries – from rarified sphere to humble practices, and from a bulwark against industrialism’s encroaches to present-day capitalism’s most profitable export. Ranging over art and literature as well as philosophy and anthropology, and major but somewhat ‘unfashionable’ thinkers like Johann Gottfried Herder and Edmund Burke as well as T. S. Eliot, Matthew Arnold, Raymond Williams and Oscar Wilde, Eagleton provides a cogent overview of culture set firmly in its historical and theoretical contexts, illuminating its collusion with colonialism, nationalism, the decline of religion, and the rise of and rule over the ‘uncultured’ masses. Eagleton also examines culture today, lambasting the commodification and co-option of a force that, properly understood, is a vital means for us to cultivate and enrich our social lives, and can even provide the impetus to transform civil society. ‘Eagleton is a clear, combative writer whom it is always a pleasure to read, even – or especially – for those who disagree with him. Culture exhibits his virtues to the full.’ – Theodore Dalrymple, author of Our Culture, What’s Left of It 2016 192 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21879-4 £16.99/$25.00


A master historian uncovers the disturbing connection between the worldwide tumult of the mid-seventeenth century and weather changes during the same period. ‘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 ‘A magnum opus that will remain a touchstone … for at least a generation … 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. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20863-4 £16.99/$30.00


The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present Erin L. Thompson Filled with fascinating personalities and peppered by scandalous events, this book explores the dark history of looting, smuggling and forgery that lies at the heart of modern private art collections and many of the world’s most renowned museums. 2016 232 pp. 17 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20852-8 £20.00/$30.00 NEW


A Little History of the World



A Little History of the World Illustrated Edition E. H. Gombrich

This illustrated edition of the Little History 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 2013 304 pp. 205 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19718-1 £15.99/$25.00

A Little History of Religion Richard Holloway In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion – from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century – with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers who might be making their minds up, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today’s fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own. Available August 2016 256 pp. 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20883-2 £14.99/$25.00

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WORLD HISTORY & RELIGION The Power of Knowledge

How Information and Technology Made the Modern World Jeremy Black Exploring five centuries of cartography and communications, armaments, mercantilism, imperialism, science and astronomy, Jeremy Black demonstrates how knowledge and technological skill have shaped the world and suggests that how a nation acquires and utilises information is what has always determined its greatness. ‘[Black’s] impressive survey takes in censuses, literary rates, medicine, time-keeping, trains, telegraphs and space-shuttles, the Holocaust, the Star Wars films and, of course, the internet.’ – Dr. Aileen Fyfe, BBC History Magazine

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. ‘Calderisi’s credentials are impeccable … Much of what [he] 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.’ – Literary Review 2016 288 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-20542-8 £12.99/$27.50 IN PAPER

Saints and Sinners

2015 504 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20867-2 £12.99/$25.00

The Invention of News

How the World Came to Know About Itself Andrew Pettegree This lively history of news from the pre–printing press era to 1800 explores the many ways news was transmitted, the development of news as an industry, and how rapid news dissemination empowered people to become actors in the great events of their times. ‘A painstaking study of news networks before and during the early days of newspapers [which] challenges our preconceptions about the news … Hugely interesting.’ – Andrew Marr, Prospect ‘A fascinating account of the gathering and dissemination of news from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution, when the newspaper came of age.’ – Glenn Altschuler, Huffington Post ‘If you have ever wondered how this noisy, selfimportant carousel got going, Pettegree’s book will tell you.’ –Jeremy Paxman, Guardian 2015 456 pp. 64 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21276-1 £12.99/$25.00

Eastern Orthodox Christianity The Essential Texts Bryn Geffert and Theofanis G. Stavrou

Two leading academic scholars offer the first comprehensive source reader on the Eastern Orthodox church for the English-speaking world. Designed specifically for students and accessible to readers with little or no previous knowledge of theology or religious history, this essential, one-of-a-kind work frames, explores and interprets Eastern Orthodoxy through the use of primary sources and documents. Lively introductions and short narratives that touch on anthropology, art, law, literature, music, politics, women’s studies and a host of other areas are woven together to provide a coherent and fascinating history of the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. 2016 480 pp. 48 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19678-8 £20.00/$29.95


A History of the Popes Fourth Edition Eamon Duffy

This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. ‘[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 2014 500 pp. 16 pages of colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20612-8 £14.99/$23.00

Ten Popes Who Shook the World Eamon Duffy Which Catholic popes have had the greatest impact on history? Eamon Duffy selects ten profoundly influential popes, from St. Peter to John Paul II, and explores their amazing lives and accomplishments. ‘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/$25.00

Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion Stephen J. Shoemaker For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognised, finding evidence that dates back to the latter half of the second century. 2016 304 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21721-6 £25.00/$38.00


The First Thousand Years A Global History of Christianity Robert Louis Wilken

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 2013 416 pp. 28 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19838-6 £14.99/$22.00

A New History of Early Christianity Charles Freeman 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/$27.50

Before Religion

A History of a Modern Concept Brent Nongbri Surveying representative episodes from a twothousand-year period, Brent Nongbri offers a concise and readable account of the emergence of the concept of religion. ‘This book provides a wonderfully clear and concise account of our modern notion of ‘religion.’ Written with erudition and insight, it challenges us to rethink everything we have thought about religions, past and present.’ – Peter Harrison, The University of Queensland 2015 288 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21678-3 £16.99/$25.00


ANCIENT HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY 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 ‘To somebody like myself, who enjoys ‘big history’ (and prehistory), this supplies it with a vengeance

Back to the Garden

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

… 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 ‘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. Magnificent … Beautifully illustrated and simply written … There are hundreds of examples of great erudition and innovative thinking in this wonderful book’ – 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/$35.00

The Archaeology of Jerusalem From the Origins to the Ottomans Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn

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. ‘Back to the Garden is an ambitious, challenging book that should prove indispensable to students of history, literature, ecology and myth.’ – Laurence Coupe, Times Higher Education

This sweeping and lavishly illustrated history surveys nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. ‘There is no history of Jerusalem without its archaeology. Presenting a thorough, up-to-date survey of the finds, from the Bronze Age to the Ottoman period, this book is a vital introduction to the many cultural layers of Jerusalem.’ – Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University

2015 384 pp. 18 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19746-4 £25.00/$38.00

2015 368 pp. 20 colour + 185 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21662-2 £25.00/$35.00

Ancient Egypt Transformed

The Middle Kingdom Edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold and Kei Yamamoto The Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030–1700 B.C.), the second great era of ancient Egyptian culture, was a transformational period during which the artistic conventions, cultural principles, religious beliefs and political systems formed during earlier dynasties were developed and reimagined. This major publication presents the first comprehensive survey of this artistically and culturally rich period in Egypt’s history. A much-needed contribution to understanding ancient Egypt’s art and culture, it shows how the Middle Kingdom served as the bridge between the monumentality of the pre­vious centuries and the opulent splendour of later years. 2015 400 pp. 365 colour + 42 b/w. illus. + 6 maps HB ISBN 978-1-58839-564-1 £50.00/$75.00 MMA



King of Ancient Egypt Marie Vandenbeusch, Aude Semat and Margaret Maitland This intriguing publication explores Egypt’s ancient history by unveiling its famous leaders – the pharaohs – using monumental sculpture and architectural fragments alongside decorative arts and ancient papyri from the celebrated extensive Egyptian collection of the British Museum along with masterworks from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. In an introductory essay, Margaret Maitland looks at Egyptian kingship in terms of both ideology and practicality. Then Aude Semat considers the Egyptian image of kingship, its roles and its uses. In ten additional sections, Marie Vandenbeusch delves into themes related to the land of ancient Egypt, conceptions of kingship, the exercise of power, royal daily life, war and diplomacy, and death and afterlife. 2016 180 pp. 180 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21838-1 £40.00/$60.00 CMA


Democracy’s Beginning

The Athenian Story Thomas N. Mitchell This lively history tells the full and remarkable story of how a radical new political order was born out of the revolutionary movements that swept through the Greek world in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C., how it took firm hold and evolved over the next two hundred years, and how it was eventually undone by the invading Macedonian conquerors, a superior military power. Mitchell’s superb history addresses the most crucial issues surrounding this first paradigm of democratic governance, including what initially inspired the political beliefs underpinning it, the ways the system succeeded and failed, how it enabled both an empire and a cultural revolution that transformed the world of arts and philosophy, and the nature of the Achilles heel that hastened the demise of Athenian democracy. ‘Mitchell paints a picture of a society both alien and fascinating, underscoring the vibrancy of this long-lost civilisation with a collection of maps and photos … with a commendable attention to detail that beautifully captures the essence of ancient Greek culture and politics.’ – Roslyn Fuller, Irish Times ‘An ambitious and substantial history of the Athenians and their polity … Complete with maps and well-chosen glossy illustrations, the book is lucidly written and elegantly produced.’ – Edith Hall, History Today 2015 368 pp. 12 b/w illus., 5 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-21503-8 £25.00/$40.00

Ancient Greece 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 2013 328 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16005-5 £15.99/$23.00

The World’s Oldest Church

Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria Michael Peppard In his fresh reassessment of the wall paintings on the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos, Syria, award-winning scholar Michael Peppard argues for a radically different interpretation of the paintings’ central motifs. This beautifully illustrated work uses art historical, theological and liturgical scholarship to enhance our understanding of early Christian initiation. 2016 336 pp. 9 colour + 46 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21399-7 £35.00/$50.00

ANCIENT HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta

The Persian Challenge Paul A. Rahe

More than 2500 years ago a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe argues that Sparta was responsible for the initial establishment of the Hellenic defensive coalition and was, in fact, the most essential player in its ultimate victory. Drawing from an impressive range of ancient sources, including Herodotus and Plutarch, the author veers from the traditional Atheno-centric view of the GrecoPersian Wars to examine from a Spartan perspective the grand strategy that halted the Persian juggernaut. Rahe provides a fascinating, detailed picture of life in Sparta circa 480 B.C., revealing how the Spartans’ form of government and the regimen to which they subjected themselves instilled within them the pride, confidence, discipline and discernment necessary to forge an alliance that would stand firm against a great empire, driven by religious fervour, that held sway over two-fifths of the human race. ‘There is a wealth of information in this book, covering almost every aspect of the complex situations on both sides that resulted in such a crushing defeat for the Persian Empire.’ – David Sim, Minerva 2016 424 pp. 44 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-11642-7 £25.00/$38.00

The Spartan Regime

Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy Paul A. Rahe For centuries, ancient Sparta has been glorified in song, fiction and popular art. Yet the true nature of a civilisation described as a combination of democracy and oligarchy by Aristotle, considered an ideal of liberty in the ages of Machiavelli and Rousseau, and viewed as a forerunner of the modern totalitarian state by many twentieth-century scholars has long remained a mystery. In a bold new approach to historical study, noted historian Paul Rahe attempts to unravel the Spartan riddle by deploying the regimeoriented political science of the ancient Greeks, pioneered by Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon and Polybius, in order to provide a more coherent picture of government, art, culture and daily life in Lacedaemon than has previously appeared in print, and to explore the grand strategy the Spartans devised before the arrival of the Persians in the Aegean. Available November 2016 232 pp. 7 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21901-2 £25.00/$35.00


The Red Monastery Church

A Persian Life Richard Stoneman Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 BC, has been largely vilified by history. This lively new biography reappraises his reign, revealing a complicated man who ruled a vast and multicultural empire which the Greek communities of the West saw as the antithesis of their own values. That perspective still infects Western perceptions of Iran and the Middle East. ‘[An] authoritative and comprehensive biography of one of the more colourful characters of ancient Persian (and ancient Greek) history, written by an expert in both the Greek and the Persian traditions.’ – Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World ‘Rich with detail.’ – Peter Frankopan, History Today ‘An erudite insight … Stoneman masterfully weighs these difficult sources for what they can tell us, both about the individuals and societies that created them and Xerxes himself.’ – Michael Scott, BBC History Magazine 2015 288 pp. 40 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18007-7 £25.00/$38.00

This landmark, interdisciplinary publication of the Red Monastery church, the most important Christian monument in Egypt’s Nile Valley, highlights its remarkable and newly conserved paintings and architectural sculpture.


A Short Introduction Brian Campbell

This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilisation. ‘One of the great joys of Campbell’s 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 ‘A lucid survey of Roman history.’ – Adam Kirsch, New Yorker 2016 304 pp. 42 b/w illus., 10 maps, 5 plans NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22026-1 £9.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

Ancient Rome From Romulus to Justinian Thomas R. Martin


A Hellenistic Life Eve MacDonald Hannibal, the military genius who famously marched his war elephants over the Alps to defeat the Romans, has lived on in legend since the third century B.C. This vivid biography reveals the fascinating man behind the lore and explores his life and the lost city of Carthage. ‘Eve MacDonald has written one of the best biographies of Hannibal, at once readable and scholarly.’ – Andrew Erskine, author of Roman Imperialism ‘MacDonald has produced a fascinating book.’ – Gerard DeGroot, The Times ‘There is much to admire about the clarity with which MacDonald describes the events of Hannibal’s life.’ – Richard Miles, Literary Review 2015 352 pp. 8 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15204-3 £25.00/$38.00

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World Edited by Carlos A. Picón and Seán Hemingway

Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt Edited by Elizabeth S. Bolman

2016 432 pp. 259 colour + 70 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21230-3 £55.00/$85.00 ARCE

The Romans and Their World


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. ‘Some 20 years after the success of his Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Thomas R. Martin gives the same treatment to a potted history of Rome, with great success. 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/$18.00

Art of Empire

The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple Edited by Michael Jones and Susanna McFadden

This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms throughout the Hellenistic kingdoms of ancient Greece, and especially in the great city of Pergamon (in present-day Turkey). Featuring more than 250 objects from major museums around the world, including the renowned collection from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and essays by an international team of specialists, this book describes the historical context in which these sumptuous works of art were created, and provides a new understanding of this period of masterful artistic accomplishment.

This remarkable interdisciplinary publication sheds light on the Roman wall paintings and imperial cult chamber at Luxor Temple in Egypt, illustrating how the frescoes’ physical context, iconography and style were used to convey ideology throughout Rome’s provinces. ‘This is an important work, which will be the basic reference book on the imperial cult chamber for many years to come.’ – Judith McKenzie, University of Oxford

2016 368 pp. 485 colour illus. HB ISBN 978-1-58839-587-0 £40.00/$65.00 MMA

2015 240 pp. 97 colour + 54 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16912-6 £50.00/$75.00



HISTORY OF SCIENCE 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 lesserrecognised 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


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. ‘I heartily recommend [this book] … Wootton aims at an intellectual biography and the results are often magnificent, especially when it comes to explaining the science.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald 2013 344 pp. 28 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19729-7 £14.99/$22.00

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 eighteenthcentury 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 … Every page testifies to the indomitable vitality of both explorers and naturalists.’ – Andrew Robinson, Nature ‘An extraordinary and entertaining catalog of maritime and scientific endeavor.’ – Michael Fathers, Wall Street Journal ‘This fascinating tale is told across time, ships, captains and crews, and the countries that sent or received these scientific travelers … Williams … does all the hard work of making these lives and adventures comprehensible.’ – Library Journal 2015 328 pp. 39 colour illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20540-4 £14.99/$22.00


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 ‘Sailing across the three centuries that separate the voyages of Christopher Columbus and James Cook, David Knight describes the scientific pioneers who – like Isaac Newton – ventured into unfamiliar intellectual oceans. Knight possesses the rare gift of writing prose as if he were engaging in a relaxed conversation, and this new book resonates with his customary mellifluous eloquence as he illuminates the present state of science by retelling a traditional story about its past.’ – Patricia Fara, author of Science: A Four Thousand Year History 2015 344 pp. 55 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21275-4 £10.99/$25.00

The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

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/$15.00

The Theory That Would Not Die

David Bercovici With wonder, wit, and flair – and in record time and space – geophysicist David Bercovici explains how everything came to be everywhere, from the creation of stars and galaxies to the formation of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, to the origin of life and human civilisation. Bercovici marries humour and legitimate scientific intrigue, rocketing readers across nearly fourteen billion years and making connections between the essential theories that give us our current understanding of topics as varied as particle physics, plate tectonics and photosynthesis. Bercovici’s unique literary endeavour is a treasure trove of real, compelling science and fascinating history, providing both science lovers and complete neophytes with an unforgettable introduction to the fields of cosmology, geology, climate science, human evolution and more. Available November 2016 152 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21513-7 £12.99/$23.00 NEW

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 ‘A rollicking tale of the triumph of a powerful mathematical tool.’ – Andrew Robinson, Nature 2012 360 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18822-6 £10.99/$16.00

Discovering Tuberculosis

My Dear Li

In this interdisciplinary study of global efforts to control TB, Christian McMillen examines the disease’s remarkable staying power by offering a probing look at key locations, developments, ideas and medical successes and failures since 1900. He explores TB and race in east Africa, in South Africa, and on Native American reservations in the first half of the twentieth century, investigates the unsuccessful search for a vaccine, uncovers the origins of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Kenya and elsewhere in the decades following World War II, and details the tragic story of the resurgence of TB in the era of HIV/AIDS.

Edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg Translated by Irene Heisenberg

A Global History, 1900 to the Present Christian W. McMillen

2015 352 pp. 4 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19029-8 £25.00/$28.00

Correspondence, 1937–1946 Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg This compelling selection of more than 300 letters exchanged between Nobel Prize–winning physicist Werner Heisenberg and his wife, Elisabeth, during World War II sheds light on their devoted relationship and on his much-debated wartime work as director of Germany’s Uranium Project. The correspondence offers insight into recurring questions relating to Werner’s decision not to emigrate and his attitude toward the atomic bomb. The volume also features a powerful excerpt from his personal diary and an array of family photographs. Available November 2016 328 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19693-1 £25.00/$40.00 NEW



Science and Revolutionary Politics Chris Knight

Occupying a pivotal position in postwar thought, Noam Chomsky is both the founder of modern linguistics and the world’s most prominent political dissident. Chris Knight adopts an anthropologist’s perspective on the twin output of this intellectual giant, acclaimed as much for his denunciations of American foreign policy as for his theories about language and mind. Knight explores the social and institutional context of Chomsky’s thinking, showing how the tension between military funding and his role as linchpin of the political left pressured him to establish a disconnect between science minus politics on the one hand, politics minus science on the other, deepening a split between mind and body characteristic of Western philosophy since the Enlightenment. Provocative, fearless, and engaging, this remarkable study explains the enigma of one of the greatest intellectuals of our time, revealing a profoundly divided man who shows disturbing cracks in his genius. Available September 2016 304 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22146-6 £18.99/$30.00

What would the modern world be without the airplane, the television, the mobile phone, the bar code and the personal computer? In the popular imagination, each of these now ubiquitous twentieth-century inventions sprang from the mind of a single visionary genius. Historian Gavin Weightman, however, proves the inaccuracy of this image, revealing instead the centuries-long series of tiny innovations, radical breakthroughs and eccentric personalities that actually led up to the moment of discovery. (For example, the microchip can be traced back to a printing technique developed by an impoverished nineteenth-century Bavarian playwright.) With all due respect to scientists and professional engineers, Weightman documents how many successful inventions were actually pioneered by amateurs such as the Wright brothers, who spotted a need and built upon existing technologies to

2015 280 pp. 12 pages of b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19208-7 £20.00/$30.00


Black Hole

How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved Marcia Bartusiak For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes – not even light – seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story of the fierce black hole debates and the contributions of Einstein and Hawking and other leading thinkers who completely altered our view of the universe. ‘Lively and dramatic … There’s no danger of being bored. Bartusiak does a good job of tracing the twisted route that our understanding has followed, from Newton to Einstein and to today as we try to extend gravity to quantum scales.’ – Tara Shears, Times Higher Education 2016 256 pp. 27 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21966-1 £10.99/$18.00 IN PAPER


Between God and Science Michael Hunter ‘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 ‘We’ll never know enough about the day-to-day life or the inner turmoil of one of the 17th-century’s finest natural philosophers, but Hunter brings us as close as we are ever likely to get.’ – Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald 2010 384 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16931-7 £16.99/$30.00

How Invention Happens Gavin Weightman

exploit their practical usage. Filled with fascinating stories of struggle, rivalry and the ingenuity of both famous inventors and hundreds of forgotten people, Weightman’s captivating new work is a triumph of research and storytelling that offers a fresh take on the making of our modern world. ‘Gavin Weightman’s book is a gem. He takes five icons of modern technology – the aeroplane, the television, the bar code, the personal computer and the mobile phone – and shows that their histories and inventions are wonderfully complex and historically rich. He explains complicated science and technology with great facility. Who would have thought that the history of the bar code could be so fascinating?’ – William Bynum, author of A Little History of Science ‘The book is sweetly written, carried along by unobtrusive good humour, a deep intuition for the history of ideas and a liberal salting of steampunk esoterica.’ – Oliver Moody, The Times ‘Smart technology history that’s as fun and readable as it is seriously informative.’ – Kirkus Reviews

Fake Silk

The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon Paul David Blanc When a technological breakthrough also causes human illness, how high does the body count have to go before effective protective steps are taken? This disturbing book explores the century-long history of ‘fake silk’, or cellulose viscose, used in the production of products ranging from rayon textiles to cellophane to household sponges. Deeply researched and boldly presented, the volume tells a continuing story of hazardous manufacturing on an international scale, involving poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations and false ‘green product’ rhetoric. Available January 2017 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7 £30.00/$40.00



His Space and Times Steven Gimbel A fascinating new biography of Albert Einstein presents the great man of science as a politically engaged individual of his times, demonstrating how his theories and scientific innovations emerged as a direct result of his life, his principles, and the volatile times in which he lived. Steven Gimbel’s biography offers a fascinating portrait of a remarkable individual who remained actively engaged in international affairs throughout his life. This revealing work not only explains Einstein’s theories in understandable terms, it demonstrates how they directly emerged from the realities of his times and helped create the world we live in today. ‘What makes Gimbel’s book different is its brevity and its emphasis on these cultural and political aspects of the man … yet at the same time the explanations of the science are exemplary – swift and clear.’ – Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

An Empire of Ice

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. It is the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social and geopolitical context. ‘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 2012 344 pp. 54 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18821-9 £10.99/$16.00

Database of Dreams

The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity Rebecca Lemov An acclaimed science historian uncovers the fascinating story of a Harvard psychologist who – just a few years before the dawn of the digital age – assembled a vast, now-lost sociological database that captured the dreams, stories and innermost thoughts of a varied range of the world’s peoples. ‘Humane, hilarious, and smart.’ – Science ‘A compelling account.’ – Wall Street Journal 2015 368 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20952-5 £25.00/$35.00

Jewish Lives Series 2015 208 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19671-9 £14.99/$25.00


AMERICA A Little History of the United States James West Davidson Guiding his readers through five centuries of American history – from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the nation’s rise as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources – historian James West Davidson sparks larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse. ‘As a very readable rattle through the basic facts of a remarkable story this Little History is hard to beat.’ – Roger Cox, Scotsman

‘Davidson has written a work that should lead readers to reflect anew on America’s past and present … We can all use not just a good refresher course on American history, but also some good historical thinking on how we might better realize freedom, equality, and E pluribus unum.’ – Daily Beast ‘Davidson takes familiar stories from America’s past and adds novelistic flair … From the first pages, the author shows enthusiasm for his project, describing the difference between people who ‘make’ history and people who ‘write’ it.’ – Kirkus Reviews Available September 2016 344 pp. 11 maps + 40 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22348-4 £10.99/$15.00 IN PAPER

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American Colonial History

Emperor of Liberty

Clashing Cultures and Faiths Thomas S. Kidd

An accessible, engaging introduction to the colonial era, this lively volume interweaves primary sources with narrative and incorporates the Caribbean, the American West and the lives of Africans within the American Colonial experience, providing readers with fresh perspectives on specific events and the period as a whole. 2016 344 pp. 24 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18732-8 £12.99/$20.00


Defiance of the Patriots

The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America Benjamin L. Carp 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/$20.00

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. 2014 320 pp. 3 maps HB ISBN 978-0-300-17993-4 £25.00/$32.50

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright Ann M. Little Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was born among New England Protestants, was raised by Native Americans, and came of age in a French-Canadian convent. Hers was a remarkable life, but until now, her story has been largely forgotten. Ann Little’s absorbing biography explores one of colonial America’s most fascinating women. Available November 2016 304 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21821-3 £30.00/$40.00 NEW

Founders as Fathers

The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries Lorri Glover

Though reading like a novel, 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.

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. ‘Founders as Fathers is an outstanding book filled with many fine insights.’ – Phillip Hamilton, American Historical Review

2014 360 pp. 56 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19604-7 £25.00/$40.00

2016 344 pp. 12 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21974-6 £12.99/$22.00 IN PAPER

Robert Morris’s Folly

The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder Ryan K. Smith


George Whitefield

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. ‘A comprehensive examination of the life and influence of arguably the most influential public figure in English-speaking history … Kidd’s writing is engaging, precise, and articulate.’ – Jerome Dean Mahaffey, Journal of American History Available September 2016 344 pp. 13 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22358-3 £18.99/$25.00 IN PAPER

The Heart of the Declaration The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government Steve Pincus

The Declaration of Independence has long been invoked as a philosophical treatise in favour of civil liberties and against ‘big government’. However, in an eye-opening new book, Steve Pincus argues that this interpretation fundamentally misunderstands America’s founding document. By examining the Declaration in the context of British imperial debates, Pincus offers a nuanced portrait of the Founders’ intentions and reveals how the Declaration is actually a blueprint for a government with extensive powers to promote and protect the people’s welfare. Available January 2017 224 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21618-9 £20.00/$26.00


The Saltwater Frontier

Indians and the Contest for the American Coast Andrew Lipman The previously untold story of how the ocean became the first ‘frontier’ between Europeans and Indians in the seventeenth-century colonial Northeast. Extensively researched and elegantly written, Andrew Lipman’s first book reveals an exciting period in early American history. 2016 360 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20766-8 £25.00/$38.00

American Enlightenments

Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason Caroline Winterer In her fascinating and provocative historical reassessment, Stanford historian Caroline Winterer debunks the commonly accepted myth of an American Enlightenment – a unitary, patriotic, eighteenthcentury golden era of reason and intellectual exploration ushered in by the founding of the American republic in 1776. This groundbreaking work strips away the modern reinventions of America’s national past by exploring which of the enlightened ideas and ideals are truly rooted in the Revolutionary War era and which are, in fact, creations of later centuries. Available January 2017 360 pp. 37 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19257-5 £25.00/$35.00


AMERICA Selected Writings of Thomas Paine 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

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written by Himself, Critical Edition Frederick Douglass

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. ‘This invaluable edition presents a very broad and illuminating range of the works of the most politically effective writer to respond to France’s and America’s Revolutions, with a powerful introductory presentation of what gave Paine his striking polemical potency, and an especially helpful set of concluding essays which place him in the main historical contexts which formed him and which he changed so drastically.’ – John Dunn, University of Cambridge

Ideal for coursework in American and African American history, this revised edition of Frederick Douglass’s memoir of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War Maryland incorporates a wide range of supplemental materials to enhance students’ understanding of slavery, abolitionism and the role of race in American society. Offering readers a new appreciation of Douglass’s world, it includes documents relating to the slave narrative genre and to the later career of an essential figure in the nineteenth-century abolition movement.

2015 720 pp. PB ISBN 978-0-300-16745-0 £14.99/$18.00

Available January 2017 256 pp. 7 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20471-1 £7.99/$9.95 NEW

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/$125.00

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

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/$16.00

The Heroic Slave

A Cultural and Critical Edition Frederick Douglass Edited by Robert S. Levine, John Stauffer and John R. McKivigan

This new edition of Frederick Douglass’s only work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, his imaginative retelling of the most successful slave revolt in American history, includes an interpretive introduction, notes and a selection of related writings by the author and others. 2015 304 pp. 6 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-18462-4 £7.99/$9.95

John R. McKivigan, Peter P. Hinks and Heather L. Kaufman eds

Letters from America Alexis de Tocqueville Edited, translated and with an introduction by Frederick Brown

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. ‘[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/$22.00

The Civil War in Art and Memory

Louisa Catherine

The Other Mrs. Adams Margery M. Heffron Edited by David L. Mitchelmore

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. ‘A sparkling biography: Readers will … be grateful for this fascinating … portrait of an exceptional woman.’ – Virginia DeJohn Anderson, New York Times Book Review 2015 432 pp.15 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-21256-3 £14.99/$25.00

The Captain and ‘the Cannibal’ An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, and the Broadway Stage James Fairhead

Sailing in uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned violent, fatal cannons were fired, and Morrell abducted young Dako, a hostage so shocked by the white complexions of his kidnappers that he believed he had been captured by the dead. This gripping book unveils for the first time the strange odyssey the two men shared in ensuing years. The account is uniquely told, as much from the captive’s perspective as from the American’s. ‘The joy of Fairhead’s excellent book lies in its wonderful detail … Teasing truth out of fiction Fairhead provides us with a tale as remarkable for what it says about ‘us’ as it does about ‘them’.’ – Philip Hoare, Literary Review 2015 392 pp. 28 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19877-5 £25.00/$40.00

Edited by Kirk Savage Reflecting on the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, this notable book brings together a range of media and perspectives that show how the conflict has been recorded and remembered over time. Fifteen essays written by leading scholars in a variety of disciplines explore visual representations of the war and its remembrance from the mid-19th century to the present. 2016 292 pp. 88 colour + 57 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21468-0 £50.00/$70.00 NGA


Mourning Lincoln Martha Hodes Through deep and thoughtful exploration of diaries, letters and other personal writings penned during the spring and summer of 1865, Martha Hodes captures the full range of reactions to Abraham Lincoln’s death – far more diverse than public expressions would suggest. ‘A stunning piece of research, based on an extraordinary range of materials often overlooked by traditional historians.’ – Michael Burlingame, Wall Street Journal 2016 408 pp. 25 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21975-3 £12.99/$20.00 IN PAPER

The Great Agnostic

Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought Susan Jacoby 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. 2014 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20578-7 £10.99/$15.00


AMERICA An American Genocide

The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873 Benjamin Madley Between 1846 and 1873, California’s Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide. 2016 712 pp. 72 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18136-4 £25.00/$38.00


The Cherokee Diaspora

An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity Gregory D. Smithers This revealing history of Cherokee Indian migration and resettlement, from the eighteenth century, the Trail of Tears, and through the present day, explores how the members of one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States have negotiated their Cherokee identities after being scattered across the nation and the world. 2015 368 pp. 17 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-16960-7 £30.00/$40.00

Wilderness and the American Mind Fifth Edition Roderick Frazier Nash 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. ‘One of those rare works that combines exemplary scholarship and readability.’ – Washington Post Book World 2014 440 pp. 1 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19038-0 £18.99/$25.00

On the Trail

A History of American Hiking Silas Chamberlin This groundbreaking book is the first history of American hiking, from nineteenthcentury urban walking clubs to the explosion of interest in hiking in the 1960s and 1970s. The author traces the unique development of the American hiking community, the contributions of clubs, and the threatened legacy of community volunteers. Available January 2017 264 pp. 26 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21911-1 £25.00/$30.00




The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly Robert M. Utley The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws’ reputations are so weighted with legend and myth that the truth of their lives has become obscure. In this adventurefilled double biography, Robert M. Utley reveals the true stories and parallel courses of the two notorious contemporaries who lived by the gun, were executed while still in their twenties, and remain compelling figures in the folklore of their homelands. ‘Outlaws or heroes, Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly have become immortal in their respective countries’ folklore. Utley does an admirable job of describing how two young men, at odds with the authorities, could rise to such renown after their deaths.’ – Glen Seeber, Oklahoman 2016 256 pp. 42 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20455-1 £20.00/$30.00

Strangers on Familiar Soil Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection Edward Dallam Melillo

This groundbreaking history is the first to explore the many unrecognized, lasting connections between the state of California and the country of Chile. Linked by the vast aquatic highway of the Pacific Ocean, these two coastal societies have shaped each other’s environments and cultures for more than two centuries. 2016 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20662-3 £30.00/$40.00

G. I. Messiahs

Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion Jonathan H. Ebel Drawing on material from a vast array of sources, Ebel highlights how strongly religious (and Christian) notions of what it means to be an American soldier are and how soldiers often live in tension with their roles as civil religious symbols, particularly when confronted with the complex realities of war. With chapters on prominent soldiers past and present, Ebel recovers and re-narrates the stories of the common American men and women that live and die at both the centre and edges of public consciousness. 2016 256 pp. 20 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-17670-4 £30.00/$40.00

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 2014 248 pp. 15 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20582-4 £20.00/$35.00

The Letters of C. Vann Woodward Edited by Michael O’Brien A fascinating and immensely entertaining glimpse into the mind of one of the most prominent and respected historians of the twentieth century. ‘Woodward was a consistently first-rate correspondent, and these letters offer an eloquent insight into the writing of history as an ongoing, collaborative project based around candid exchange.’ – Tom F. Wright, Times Literary Supplement 2013 480 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-18534-8 £25.00/$85.00

The Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois With an Introduction and Chronology by Jonathan Scott Holloway

A masterpiece in the African American canon – part prose poem, part sociological tract, part memoir, part manifesto – this collection of essays by arguably the most influential African American leader of the early twentieth century offers insightful commentary on black history, racism and the struggles of black Americans following emancipation. 2015 240 pp. 18 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-19582-8 £7.99/$7.95

The New Abolition

W. E. B. DuBois and the Black Social Gospel Gary Dorrien In this groundbreaking work, Gary Dorrien describes the early history of the black social gospel from its nineteenth-century founding to its close association in the twentieth century with W. E. B. Du Bois. He offers a new perspective on modern Christianity and the civil rights era. 2015 672 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20560-2 £30.00/$45.00

Louis D. Brandeis American Prophet Jeffrey Rosen

This book argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century. In addition to writing the most famous article on the right to privacy, he also wrote the most important Supreme Court opinions about free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and freedom of thought and he convinced Woodrow Wilson and the British government to recognise a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Rosen explores what Brandeis can teach us about historic and contemporary questions involving the Constitution, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, free speech and Zionism. Jewish Lives Series 2016 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-15867-0 £16.99/$25.00


AMERICA The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest Walter A. McDougall

In this provocative book, an acclaimed Pulitzer Prize– winning historian explores the role of civil religion in shaping the domestic and foreign policy of a ‘God blessed America’, from the era of the Founding Fathers through the World Wars and Cold War to the present day. Available January 2017 408 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-21145-0 £25.00/$30.00


America Dancing From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk Megan Pugh

This exuberant history explores the lives of pioneering dancers Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor, Michael Jackson and others to discover how American dance reflects the nation’s complicated history and culture. ‘Valuable, original, refreshing, wide-ranging … Ms. Pugh’s writing is excellent, and the book is mind opening. To an invaluable extent, it’s about the influences of African-Americans on American dance … The breadth and wealth of information often dazzle.’ – Alastair Macaulay, New York Times 2016 416 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20131-4 £25.00/$32.50

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era Monique Laney

This thought-provoking study recalls the post-World War II integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small Alabama community and examines how the histories of German Nazism and Jim Crow in the American South become entangled in narratives about the past. 2015 320 pp. 5 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-19803-4 £20.00/$35.00

The Progressives’ Century

Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State Edited by Bruce Ackerman, Stephen M. Engel, and Stephen Skowronek During the 1912 presidential campaign, Progressivism emerged as an alternative to what was then considered an outmoded system of government. In this landmark work, some of today’s leading scholars explore how a century of Progressivism has fundamentally altered American governance and redefined the playing field for conservatives and liberals alike. Available January 2017 544 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20484-1 £75.00/$100.00

Surge of Piety

Norman Vincent Peale and the Remaking of American Religious Life Christopher Lane Near the height of Cold War hysteria, when the threat of all-out nuclear war felt real, Presbyterian minister Norman Vincent Peale published The Power of Positive Thinking, a bestseller preaching a gospel of self-assurance in an age of mass anxiety. Despite Peale’s successes, the full history of his movement has never been told. Surge of Piety narrates the dramatic story of Peale’s conservative movement and its lasting impact on American life. Available February 2017 224 pp. 12 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20373-8 £20.00/$28.00 NEW

The President and the Apprentice Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952–1961 Irwin F. Gellman

This deeply researched book offers a thorough rethinking of the Eisenhower-Nixon years and the relationship between the two men. The author debunks many myths and offers new information on Ike’s role in bringing down Joseph McCarthy, Nixon’s foreign policy duties, the civil rights efforts of the president and the vice president, and much more. ‘Gellman … is a prodigious researcher. His new book can be mined for many gems about the American presidency, US policies in the 1950s, and the evolution of the cold war after Stalin’s death. He also charts the tides, tensions and treacheries of American politics … Future scholars will need to take account of his evidence.’ – Robert Zoellick, Financial Times ‘Irwin F. Gellman puts the record straight in this compelling book.’ – Tim Stanley, Prospect Available January 2017 816 pp. 32 b/w illus. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-22352-1 £16.99/$25.00 IN PAPER


The Last Two Great Presidents Godfrey Hodgson A firsthand observer weighs the achievements – and failures – of two fabled American presidents. ‘The British have a remarkable record of sending journalists to Washington whose insights are more astute and nuanced than those of the locals, but even in this class Hodgson stands apart. His latest biography may be his best, for no one has written of the JFK/LBJ relationship with more penetration and sensitivity. Gripping portraits, lucid analysis unfettered by the conventional cant, and keen historical judgments make this a compelling book.’ – Philip Bobbitt, author of The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History ‘A deeply detailed, fascinating characterization of two men, a country, and an era.’ – Kirkus Reviews


The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson Barbara Ransby 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 and tireless efforts against racism and injustice around the globe. ‘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 424 pp. 64 b/w illus. PB ISBN 978-0-300-20585-5 £16.99/$25.00

Patriotic Betrayal

The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism Karen M. Paget This riveting and revelatory true story recalls a stunning chapter in the history of U.S. intelligence, when the CIA used American college students as undercover agents in their covert campaign against communism during the Cold War. ‘Prodigiously documented and compelling.’ – Josh Getlin, Huffington Post ‘Written with a lightness of touch that belies the huge research on which it is based, Patriotic Betrayal is a compulsive read. You will be astounded, educated and entertained.’ – Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of The CIA and American Democracy 2015 552 pp. 17 b/w illus. HB ISBN 978-0-300-20508-4 £22.50/$35.00

Bad Moon Rising How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution Arthur M. Eckstein

The Weather Underground was America’s most notorious radical group in the 1970s, but the FBI vastly overestimated their numbers. Why did the FBI panic? How did the fugitives manage to elude the Bureau? Why was President Nixon obsessed with their capture? Using interviews with Weather veterans and 30,000 pages of previously unavailable FBI documents, Arthur Eckstein offers revelations about the organisation, the FBI’s role in its creation, and the increasingly strained relationship between the Nixon White House and the FBI. Available February 2017 352 pp. HB ISBN 978-0-300-22118-3 £25.00/$35.00


2016 288 pp. NEW PB ISBN 978-0-300-21976-0 £12.99/$20.00 IN PAPER

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Abbas: The Taliban Revival Ackerman: The Progressives’ Century Adshead & Taylor: Hardwick Hall Alexander: The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy Alford: Burghley Allawi: Faisal I of Iraq Allmand: Henry V Allport: Browned Off and Bloody-Minded Anderson: The Flemish Merchant of Venice Anishanslin: Portrait of a Woman in Silk Applebaum: Gulag Voices Baberowski: Scorched Earth Bagnoli: A Feast for the Senses Barber: The Crusader States Barczewski: Heroic Failure and the British Barlow: Edward the Confessor Barlow: William Rufus Barthas: Poilu Bartusiak: Black Hole Bassett: For God and Kaiser Bates: William the Conqueror Becirevic: Genocide on the Drina River Beckett: The Making of the First World War Bellany & Cogswell: The Murder of King James I Bercovici: The Origins of Everything Bergin: Politics of Religion in Early Modern France Bernard: Anne Boleyn Bernard: The Late Medieval English Church Berry: A Path in the Mighty Waters Bidlack & Lomagin: The Leningrad Blockade Binding: Hans Christian Andersen Birnbaum: Léon Blum Black: George III Black: The Power of Knowledge Blanc: Fake Silk Boehm: Jerusalem, 1000–1400 Bolman: The Red Monastery Church Bonelli: Exit Berlin Bosworth: Italian Venice Bosworth: Whispering City Bristow & Mitchell: Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton Brown: Durham Cathedral Brown: Palmerston Browne: English Medieval Embroidery Buckley: Monty’s Men Bundock: The Fortunes of Francis Barber Bynum: A Little History of Science Cabanes: August 1914 Calderisi: Earthly Mission Campbell: The Romans and Their World Canby: Court and Cosmos Carp: Defiance of the Patriots Caute: Isaac and Isaiah Cesarani: Disraeli Chamberlin: On the Trail Chrimes: Henry VII Clemens: The Voynich Manuscript Clover: Black Wind, White Snow Cockayne: Hubbub Cockett: Blood, Dreams and Gold Cockett: Sudan Cogliano: Emperor of Liberty Colley: Britons Confino: A World Without Jews Cornell: Bannockburn Cronin: Global Rules Cunliffe: Europe Between the Oceans Curry & Mercer: The Battle of Agincourt Davey: In Nelson’s Wake

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Davidson: A Little History of the United States Davies & Harris: Stalin’s World Davies: Wellington’s Wars Dawson: John Knox De la Bédoyère: The Real Lives of Roman Britain De Tocqueville: Letters from America Delbo: Auschwitz and After Dimsdale: Anatomy of Malice Diner: Roads Taken Dorrien: The New Abolition Douglas: Orderly and Humane Douglass: My Bondage and My Freedom Douglass: Narrative of the Life of F. Douglass Douglass: The Heroic Slave Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk 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 Eagleton: Culture Ebel: G.I. Messiahs Eckstein: Bad Moon Rising Edwards: Mary I Eire: Reformations 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 Evans: Between Truth and Time Everett: The Rise of Thomas Cromwell Fairclough: Classics for the Masses Fairhead: The Captain and ‘The Cannibal’ Farge: The Allure of the Archives Faulkner: Lawrence of Arabia’s War Firsov: Secret Cables of the Comintern Flasch: Meister Eckhart Fletcher: Life, Death and Growing Up Folsom: The Yaquis and the Empire Foot: Æthelstan Fraihat: Unfinished Revolutions Franklin: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin vol 41 Freed: Frederick Barbarossa 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 Frolova-Walker: Stalin’s Music Prize Fulbrook: The People’s State Gabler: Barbra Streisand Galor & Bloedhorn: Archaeology of Jerusalem Gay: Why the Romantics Matter Geffert: Eastern Orthodox Christianity Gellman: The President and the Apprentice Gerolymatos: An International Civil War Gerwarth: Hitler’s Hangman Gilbert: In Ishmael’s House Gillingham: Richard I Gimbel: Einstein Ginsborg: Family Politics Given-Wilson: Henry IV Glover: Founders as Fathers Goldring: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Gombrich: A Little History of the World Goodall: The English Castle Goodman: The Power of Pictures

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Gordon: Calvin Gott: Cuba Grant: Blanche of Castile Green: The Hundred Years War Gregg: Queen Anne Griffey: On Display Griffin: Liberty’s Dawn Haas: Forbidden Music Hamburg: Russia’s Path Toward Enlightenment Handley: Sleep in Early Modern England Hanley: Louis Hardman: The Life of Louis XVI Harris: The End of Byzantium Harris: The Lost World of Byzantium Hartley: Siberia Haslam: Russia’s Cold War Hatton: George I Hayton: The South China Sea Heffron: Louisa Catherine Heinzen: The Art of the Bribe Heisenberg: My Dear Li Hendrix: Martin Luther Hicks: The Wars of the Roses Higham & Ryan: The Anglo-Saxon World Hodes: Mourning Lincoln Hodgson: JFK and LBJ Hollister: Henry I Holloway: A Little History of Religion Housley: Fighting for the Cross Hunter: Boyle Hurlburt: Daughter of Venice Huscroft: Tales From the Long Twelfth Century Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe Hutton: Pagan Britain Jackson: Dirty Old London Jacoby: The Great Agnostic Jasper: Lusitania Jeal: Livingstone Jones & McFadden: Art of Empire Jones: Myth, Memory, Trauma Judah: The Serbs Jütte: The Age of Secrecy Kamen: Philip of Spain Kamen: The Spanish Inquisition Kaplan: Cunegonde’s Kidnapping Karsh: Islamic Imperialism Kater: Weimar Katouzian: The Persians Keddie: Modern Iran Keen: Chivalry Kelly: St Petersburg Kelsey: The First Circumnavigators Kershaw: Hitler, the Germans, and Final Solution Khan: The Great Partition Khlevniuk: Stalin Kidd: American Colonial History Kidd: George Whitefield King: King Stephen Kitchen: Speer Klaus: Forging Capitalism Knight: Decoding Chomsky Knight: Voyaging in Strange Seas Kupfer: Art and Optics in the Hereford Map Laband: Zulu Warriors LaGamma: Kongo Lake: How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage Lane: Surge of Piety Laney: German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie Lang: Primo Levi

INDEX Page Author/Title 37 29 37 30 38 38 6 29 29 7 35 5 40 40 13 26 28 13 10 34 35 26 23 19 9 41 36 34 28 11 36 16 16 40 17 17 23 26 6 34 24 16 10 8 11 22 18 19 40 28 33 19 9 31 34 22 6 14 41 39 32 15 8 2 34 20 14 33 27

Larson: An Empire of Ice Lawrance: Amistad’s Orphans Lemov: Database of Dreams Lintner: Great Game East Lipman: The Saltwater Frontier Little: Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright Loach: Edward VI Lynch: New Worlds Lynch: Simón Bolívar MacCulloch: Thomas Cranmer MacDonald: Hannibal Madigan: Medieval Christianity Madley: An American Genocide Magliocca: Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Maisky: The Maisky Diaries Marglin: Across Legal Lines Marques: US and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Marriott: Beyond the Tower Marschner: Queen Caroline Martin: Ancient Greece Martin: Ancient Rome Mather: Pashas Matynia: An Uncanny Era Mazower: Inside Hitler’s Greece McCarthy: Life in the Country House McDougall: The Tragedy of US Foreign Policy McGrayne: The Theory That Would Not Die McGregor: Back to the Garden McKee: The Exile’s Song McLynn: Captain Cook McMillen: Discovering Tuberculosis McPhee: Liberty or Death McPhee: Robespierre Melillo: Strangers on Familiar Soil Merriman: The Dynamite Club Merriman: Massacre Michnik: The Trouble with History Miller: Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers Miller: James II Mitchell: Democracy’s Beginning Mitchell: Nietzsche’s Orphans Monod: Solomon’s Secret Arts Morris: Sex, Money and Personal Character Morrison: Apethorpe Muir: Wellington, Vols I and II Müller: Contesting Democracy Mulligan: The Great War for Peace Murphy: The Art of Survival Nash: Wilderness and the American Mind Nelson: Architecture and Empire in Jamaica Nongbri: Before Religion Nord: France 1940 Ohlmeyer: Making Ireland English Oosterlinck: Hope Springs Eternal Oppenheim: Ancient Egypt Transformed Opoczynski: In Those Nightmarish Days 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 Peppard: The World’s Oldest Church Petropoulos: Artists under Hitler Pettegree: The Book in the Renaissance Pettegree: The Invention of News Phillips: Becoming Freud

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Phillips: Edward II Phillips: On Historical Distance Picón: Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms Pincus: 1688 Pincus: The Heart of the Declaration Pleshakov: The Crimean Nexus Polasky: Revolutions Without Borders Prestwich: Edward I Prior: Gallipoli Prior: When Britain Saved the West Prior & Wilson: Passchendaele Prior & Wilson: The Somme Prose: Peggy Guggenheim Pugh: America Dancing Rahe: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta Rahe: The Spartan Regime Ransby: Eslanda Richardson: The Field of Cloth of Gold Roach: Æthelred Roberts: Stalin’s Wars Robertson: An Atlas of the Peninsular War Rose: Intellectual Life of British Working Classes Rose: The Literary Churchill Rosen: Louis D. Brandeis Ross: Edward IV Ross: Richard III Rubenstein: The Last Days of Stalin Rubenstein: Leon Trotsky Rubin & Schwanitz: Nazis, Islamists and Making Rudy: Postcards on Parchment Rutten: Sincerity after Communism Sanbar: The Palestinians Satter: It Was a Long Time Ago Satter: The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep Saul: Richard II Savage: The Civil War in Art and Memory Scarisbrick: Henry VIII Schlund-Vials: Asian America Schneider: Engines of Truth Schrijvers: Those Who Hold Bastogne Scott: The Art of Not Being Governed Seal: The Savage Shore Shapira: Ben-Gurion Sharma: Gandhi Sharpe: Image Wars Sharpe: Rebranding Rule Sharpe: Selling the Tudor Monarchy Shearer: Stalin and the Lubianka Shepherd: Hitler’s Soldiers Sherratt: Hitler’s Philosophers Shoemaker: Mary in Early Christian Faith Sinha: The Slave’s Cause Slater: The Great Charles Dickens Scandal Smith: George IV Smith: Robert Morris’s Folly Smithers: The Cherokee Diaspora Solkin: Art in Britain 1660–1815 Stern: The Genius Stewart: The First Victory Stichelbaut: The Great War Seen from the Air Stoltzfus: Hitler’s Compromises Stone: The Liberation of the Camps Stoneman: Xerxes Storrs: The Spanish Resurgence, 1713–1748 Stow: Anna and Tranquillo Strangio: Hun Sen’s Cambodia Stratigakos: Hitler at Home Stratmann: The Marquess of Queensberry Stratmann: The Secret Poisoner

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Strickland: Henry the Young King Suleiman: The Némirovsky Question Summerhill: Inglorious Revolution Sutnik: Memory Unearthed Talbot: A History of Modern South Asia Tanner: Croatia Taylor: Proust Taylor: The Virgin Warrior Thompson: A History of South Africa Thompson: George II Thompson: Possession Thorpe: The Danube Thrush: Indigenous London Thurley: Men from the Ministry Treasure: The Huguenots Trevor-Roper: History and the Enlightenment Trevor-Roper: The Invention of Scotland Tripathi: The Colonel Who Would Not Repent Turner: Eleanor of Aquitaine Turner: European Intellectual History Turner: Julian of Norwich, Theologian Turner: The Old Boys Turner: Thomas Aquinas Utley: Wanted Vale: Henry V Van Middelaar: The Passage to Europe Van Schaik: Tibet Vandenbeusch: Pharaoh Vickery: Behind Closed Doors Vickery: The Gentleman’s Daughter Vincent: Nelson Vushko: The Politics of Cultural Retreat Warren: Henry II Warren: King John Waterfield: The People’s Galleries Webb: Marlborough’s America Weightman: Eureka Weisser: Ill Composed Wemheuer: Famine Politics in Maoist China Wickham: Medieval Europe Wilken: The First Thousand Years Willes: The Gardens of the British Working Class Williams: Naturalists at Sea Wilson: The Ukrainians Winkler: The Age of Catastrophe Winroth: The Conversion of Scandinavia Winterer: American Enlightenments Wolffe: Henry VI Wolpe: David Woods: Homintern Woodward: The Letters of C. Vann Woodward Woolgar: The Culture of Food in England Wootton: Galileo Wu: From Christ to Confucius You: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate Zapruder: Salvaged Pages Zornberg: Moses


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