14 May, 2013
13 May, 2013
David Armitage offers a suitably postmodern model for the exploration of international intellectual history.
29 April, 2013
Scarlett Baron enjoys the aerial reflections which help Julian Barnes to keep the spirit level in love and grief.
18 March, 2013
Jonathan Wilson's history of the goalkeeper emerges as an allegory for the passionate but peripheral role of the football fan.
3 March, 2013
Kevin Brazil is left cold by Tate Modern's new Lichtenstein retrospective but gets hooked on Kurt Schwitters at Tate Britain.
17 February, 2013
William Dalrymple's history of the British invasion of Afghanistan in 1839 draws on new archival material to paint a rich picture of its subject, Nakul Krishna writes.
21 January, 2013
Tom Cutterham struggles to identify the means to the ends of Marc Mulholland's Bourgeois Liberty.
16 December, 2012
Sarah Wise brings narrative elegance and scholarly rigour to her study of Victorian madness, Kalika Sands writes.
2 December, 2012
Nicolas Stone Villani assesses a history of religion and liberty in Italy, from the late Middle Ages to Berlusconi.
18 November, 2012
Shakespeare's Shrine is an intriguing if frustrating entry in the genre of "invention studies," writes Sophie Duncan.