A sweeping and lively account from a master of the subject
The first major biography for our time, from the celebrated biographer of Cézanne
From ancient Mesopotamia to today, the epic story of how humans have used laws to forge civilizations
A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us
An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English
A celebration of Christmas through the table
Arthur der Weduwen
Princes, collectors, bookworms and thieves: the extraordinary story of the library, from Alexandria to the age of Google
A revelatory guide to the 'epic of epics' from a beloved authority
How the human history of conflict has transformed the world we live in – for good and evil.
The ten most revolutionary years in art ever, covered by former Sotheby's director Philip Hook.
A primer on political theory from bestselling author and host of Talking Politics David Runciman
The history of the war that shaped the Irish political landscape across the twentieth century and up to the present day, by Ireland's most promin…
A major new history of post-war Europe
This quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures
A new biography of Dante in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.
A blistering, galvanising essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…
How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more
The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trai…
Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative