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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have..
In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the defini..
They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon ..
In Band of Angels, Kate Cooper tells the surprising story of early Christianity from the woman's ..
From the renowned historian, biographer, and novelist A. N. Wilson comes a literary, historical, ..
In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Isla..
For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one an..
Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves,..
It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history su..
The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence ..
The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Sunda..
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AND THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE ACCOUNT FOR 30 YEARS.
Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French ..
Tom Holland, author of RUBICON and PERSIAN FIRE, gives a thrilling panoramic account of the birth..
Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombin..
This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building o..
Istorie a identitatii irlandeze din vremea Sf. Patrick pana azi. Misionariat, diaspora, mituri si le..
Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and sa..
A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our for..
Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of Engl..
War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocitie..
Why does the West rule? Eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, d..
Two hundred million years ago the earth consisted of a single vast continent, Pangea, surrounded ..
A brilliant, colourful narrative history of a pivotal year in European history
In 1848, Euro..
1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive..
The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in ..
It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther Kin..
Walk a day in a Roman's sandals.
What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most..
The true story of the famous female warriors, long thought to be mythical
This fully updated edition is recognised as the most comprehensive history of the Knights Templar..
A superb insight into the history of the Samurai
From a leading expert in Japanese history, ..
The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative accoun..
Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with..
The extraordinary history of Ancient Egyptian civilization - from its earliest origins to the cre..
Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history..
This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cune..
Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human h..
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in..
In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East ..
A Short History of Byzantium is renowned historian, and author of A History of Venice, John Juliu..
From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respe..
What did people really believe in the Middle Ages? Much of our sense of the medieval period has c..
'Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust.' The elegiac words of the Battle..
The Byzantine Empire was one of the most impressive imperial adventures in history. It ruled much..
The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the root of modern Western culture..
The Mongol Empire was the mightiest land empire the world has ever seen. At its height it was twi..
Few documents in world history can match the inspirational impact of the New Testament. For all i..
The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they o..
In 1917 revolutionary fervour swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and instiga..
One of the most devastating portraits ever drawn of a human society - life in Hitler's Germany du..
A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and..
Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special corre..
THE STORY OF AELFRED THE GREAT, HIS WAR AGAINST THE VIKINGS AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN BRITAIN. ..
A fantastic voyage through 15,000 years of history that laid the foundations for civilisation as ..
Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyd..
The kind of vision the world needs right now...Pankaj Mishra shouldn't stop thinking' Christopher..
Hobsbawm's brilliant history, beautifully repackaged as an Abacus History Great
The first an..
Hobsbawm's classic history, repackaged as an Abacus History Great
The splendid finale to Eri..
THE AGE OF EXTREMES is eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm's personal vision of the twentieth century..
What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe m..
The closing months of 2008 saw the world's nations united in financial uncertainty. Amid endless ..
The first volume of Hobsbawm's classic and universally acclaimed trilogy on the 19th century, bea..
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books,..
‘A masterpiece . . . a contribution to the effort of recuperation of human dignity at the end of ..
The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with ..
Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusi..
Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2,000 years (which won Best Comedy History B..
Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then ‘The..
De la piramide la hieroglife si astrologie, intreaga gama a realizarilor Egiptului antic sunt pre..
It's time for us to re-examine the past. Our lives are infinitely richer if we take the time to l..
Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance di..
"A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity." (Peter F..
Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are ..
At the time of Jesus's birth, the world was in ferment. Across Europe, North Africa, the Middle E..
The Arab-Israeli conflict goes far beyond the wars waged in the Middle East. There is a war of na..
Now fully updated to cover the Arab Spring, Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history..
Despite dating from the 4th century BC, The Art of Rhetoric continues to be regarded by many as t..
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese h..
‘Opportunities multiply as they are seized.’
Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu’s The Ar..