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China: A History in Objects

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £29.95
The history of China - brilliantly told and brought vividly to life through 7,000 years of objects from fine art to the everyday.

A History of Korea: An Episodic Narrative

Paperback, 30/11/2021, £22.99
Dynamic and meticulously researched, A History of Korea continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history.

The Celts: The Fall and Rise of an Idea

Hardback, 30/06/2022, £16.99
A short history of one of Ancient Britain's most enigmatic civilisations

The Island of Extraordinary Captives: A True Story of an Artist, a Spy and a Wartime Scandal

Hardback, 10/05/2022, £20.00
A gripping untold war story: using exclusive new archive material, letters and diaries, this is the story of the prisoners of war in internment camps during the Second World War.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £9.99
From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom

Hardback, 20/01/2022, £25.00
An extraordinary history of resistance and the fight for Indian independence from Ramachandra Guha.

The Pursuit of Europe: A History

Hardback, 13/01/2022, £25.00
The story of the evolution of the 'European project', from the end of the Napoleonic Wars through to Brexit, this is also the story of how, and why, it become possible to imagine that the diverse peoples of Europe might be united in a single political community.

The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

Hardback, 07/04/2022, £20.00
A grand unifying theory of human flourishing and inequality from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers In a captivating journey from the dawn of human existence to the present and back again, world-renowned thinker Oded Galor offers a solution to the two seminal and interrelated mysteries of human flourishing and inequality.

The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the New World

Hardback, 20/01/2022, £20.00
The answer is a tale of operatic proportions, sweeping across continents from the 1848 European revolutions to the civil wars in Mexico and the USA, pitting Old World against New, conservatives against radicals, monarchies against republics.

Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine

Hardback, 13/01/2022, £20.00
A provocative history of race, empire and myth, told through the stories of men who have been worshipped as gods - from Columbus to Prince Philip.

Red: A Natural History of the Redhead

Hardback, 03/02/2022, £16.99
A captivating history of red hair through the ages, drawing on science, religion, politics, literature and art.

The Gun, the Ship and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £10.99
Award-winning historian Linda Colley re-examines the making of the modern world through the advance of written constitutions.

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power

Hardback, 10/03/2022, £25.00
A comprehensive study of how slavery and enslaved people shaped the modern world

The Shortest History of War

Paperback, 08/02/2022, £8.99

Castle: A History

Hardback, 22/03/2022, £18.99
A vibrant history of the castle in England, from the early Middle Ages to the present day

The Irish Garden: A Cultural History

Paperback, 31/03/2022, £25.00
A beautifully written celebration of the essence of the Irish Garden, new in paperback

Hope and Fear: Modern Myths, Conspiracy Theories and Pseudo-History

Hardback, 14/02/2022, £20.00
Myth-buster extraordinaire Ronald H. Fritze journeys through the twilight world of fringe ideas, conspiracy theories, 'alternative facts' and pseudo-history.

Thames: Sacred River

Paperback, 07/08/2008, £25.00
Just as Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London is the biography of the city, Thames: Sacred River is the biography of the river, from sea to source.


Paperback, 01/07/2010, £16.99
In this magnificent vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty.

London: The Concise Biography

Paperback, 12/04/2012, £16.99
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London. Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London.

How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Paperback, 10/08/2013, £24.00
Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself.

Things I Didn't Throw Out

Paperback, 14/10/2021, £9.99

The Shortest History of Greece

Paperback, 02/06/2022, £8.99

The Shortest History of China

Paperback, 01/07/2022, £8.99

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

Paperback, 25/08/2022, £19.99
An edited volume mapping the history of the book, from the Ancient World through to the rapidly changing world of the book in the second decade of the 21st century.

Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire

Paperback, 14/07/2022, £16.99
The extraordinary story of the first 'All India' national cricket tour of Great Britain and Ireland - and how the idea of India as a nation took shape on the cricket pitch.

Fallen Idols: History is not erased when statues are pulled down. It is made.

Hardback, 08/07/2021, £20.00
A hugely entertaining and informative narrative on one of the key arguments raging across the globe.

Fallen Idols: History is not erased when statues are pulled down. It is made.

Paperback, 28/04/2022, £10.99
A hugely entertaining and informative narrative on one of the key arguments raging across the globe.

Tutankhamun's Trumpet: The Story of Ancient Egypt in 100 Objects

Hardback, 12/05/2022, £25.00
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the moment that Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon broke open Tutankhamun's tomb, a riveting account of the treasures they found, by one of Britain's leading Egyptologists.

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Paperback, 04/11/2021, £12.99
See the world anew with this unique and beautifully designed infographic atlas.

Geography Is Destiny: Britain and the World, a 10,000 Year History

Hardback, 12/05/2022, £25.00
The story of Britain, from its first moments as an island to its possible future.

The Glass Wall: Lives on the Baltic Frontier

Paperback, 12/05/2022, £10.99
Following his acclaimed exploration of the vanished East Prussia, Forgotten Land, Max Egremont turns his attention to the Baltic, another part of the world where the ghosts of history still make their presence felt.

The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Trainwrecks

Hardback, 10/02/2022, £16.99
A story of a childhood defined by loneliness, the absence of a father and the grim experience of a Quaker boarding school. But with gun-wielding school masters and sub-standard living conditions, Quaker boarding school wasn't much better.

Capitalism and Slavery

Paperback, 24/02/2022, £9.99


Paperback, 29/09/1994, £12.99
A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth in Europe during High Middle Ages transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms. This book shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world.

Breathing: An Inspired History

Hardback, 12/04/2021, £20.00
The story of breathing; a tale relevant to everyone.

A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present

Paperback, 30/06/1998, £20.99
Woodruff examines the implications of the end of the Cold War, the unravelling of communism, and challenge of non-western civilisations to western global superiority, at this transitional stage in world history. Third revised edition.

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £8.99
A journey of discovery through two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society.

Turkey: A Short History

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £9.99
From the bestselling historian Norman Stone, whose work has been described by Andrew Roberts as `stunning ... no one else quite writes history like he does'.
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