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The Colonizer and the Colonized

Albert Memmi

In this classic study of European colonialism, Albert Memmi examines the psychological effects of colonial ideology and system on both the colonizer a…

Strongmen

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

A leading academic exposes the historical and cultural contexts which allow political strongmen to thrive

The Aeneid

Shadi Bartsch

A fresh new translation of Vergil's Aeneid by a renowned classicist and scholar of Latin literature

Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

Cows and Curates

Judith Curthoys

A unique account of the land and property owned by Oxford's grandest college

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

Ned Palmer

A celebration of cheese to go perfectly with your Christmas Stilton

The Black Book

Sybil Oldfield

For the first time, discover the stories of the heroic men and women the Nazis singled out for death in their plan to invade Britain

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Alan Jacobs

The past isn't cancelled: it's not even past. How to cherish authors from Aristotle to Edith Wharton without succumbing to their most regret…

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Rashid I. Khalidi

This is the story of Palestine told from the inside

Gresham's Law

John Guy

Banker, Gaoler, Smuggler, Spy: the many lives of a Tudor power-broker

At Close Range

Peter Hart

A British Band of Brothers: a thrilling account of the Second World War, told through the eyes of a regiment who fought at battles from Tobruk to the…

Infamy

Jerry Toner

A journey to the dark side of Roman nature – like Horrible Histories for grown-ups

The Persecution of the Templars

Alain Demurger

The definitive account of history's most infamous trial, following the doomed Order from scandal to suppression

Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley

A provocative and timely exploration into tragedy from the curator of The New York Times philosophy column

On the Edge

Diarmaid Ferriter

The first ever really honest account of the reality of Ireland's offshore islands

The Professor and the Parson

Adam Sisman

'I embarrassed myself by uncontrollable guffaws … This is a truly wonderful story' A. N. Wilson, Spectator

Nefertiti's Face

Joyce Tyldesley

A major new work exploring the story behind Ancient Egypt's most famous art work.

The Goodness Paradox

Richard Wrangham

Professor Richard Wrangham advances a provocative new theory of what makes human civilisation special: the nature of our violence.

Hungary

Norman Stone

In this robust overview of Hungarian history, award-winning historian professor Norman Stone tells the story of the nation's struggle for self-de…

Nuking the Moon

Vince Houghton

Agent Zigzag meets The Book of Heroic Failures and The GCHQ Quiz Book

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