9 December, 2013
Brendan Simms writes important counter histories, but his objectivity dwindles when he turns his gaze upon contemporary events.
25 November, 2013
Fergus McGhee finds that though Reza Aslan has produced a necessary counter history, he underestimates the power of Jesus' non-violence.
11 November, 2013
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay finds that an Amazonian waterlily can offer insight into the interactions between Victorian culture, science and imperialism.
14 October, 2013
W.G. Hoskins' reflections on the English landscape veer between historical insight and ill-founded nostalgia.
8 July, 2013
In recovering the contexts of Thucydides’s history, Jeremy Mynott faces the perennial challenges of translation.
24 June, 2013
She retains her haunting power, but the official life begins with a Thatcher more real than we might have imagined.
10 June, 2013
Historical figures and grand ambitions are packed into Holmes's narrative basket as he charts the rise of ballooning.
27 May, 2013
A tension emerges between the hawk and the historian in Max Boot's epic account of insurgent warfare.
Revisiting Julian Barnes's latest book, Luke Brunning charts a journey towards the moral space of grief.
14 May, 2013