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History

Meet the controversial and influential Erasmus Darwin and take a tour of the late eighteenth century English Enlightenment with prize-winning Patricia Fara as your guide. Discover the story of Udo Klausa and the events in a small town near Auschwitz that helped the murderous plans of the Nazi elite succeed. Find out who or what was responsible for the catastrophic burning of Parliament in 1834. This page brings you the widest range of accessible history books from the sharpest minds.

Read blog articles on a range of history topics and watch videos of OUP authors such as Caroline Shenton and Mary Fulbrook discuss their work.

Browse some of the best history books available including bestsellers by Peter Longerich on Heinrich Himmler and Jonathan Steinberg on Bismarck.

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Win a history mini-library
You could win six books of your choice from the celebrated Oxford Illustrated History series.
The Roar of the Lion
The Guardian highlights Richard Toye's "radical new spin" on Winston Churchill's World War II speeches.
Gateway to Freedom
When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom.
The Nuns of Sant’ Ambrogio
Hubert Wolf’s new book is reviewed in The Independent.
From The Scotsman
Stuart Kelly describes In God's Path as "a succinct, intelligent guide to the period".
The Enlightenment
Anthony Pagden's "deep and thought-provoking" book is described as 'a pleasure to read' in the Guardian.
From The Financial Times
Barry Eichengreen's new book Hall of Mirrors is hailed as "destined to change the way we think about both the Great Depression and the Great Recession".

History Clips...

Peter Marshall on how the Reformation became a global phenomenon.

Hester Vaizey on what it was like to grow up within the Berlin Wall.

OUPBlog articles from the sharpest minds...

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

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