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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.

Features...

On BBC Parliament’s BOOKtalk
Hear three politicians discuss how works such as Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary illuminate the strategies of World War I.
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by Malcolm Gaskill
The author of Between Two Worlds reflects on Thanksgiving and the historic doctrines of the New World in relation to its English origin.
Why should we read classical authors today?
Authors Christopher Pelling and Maria Wyke describe the importance and pleasure of revisiting classical texts.
Cataloging the World
Author Alex Wright explains his research process and comments on Paul Otlet’s impact on the history of science and technology in this interview.
Anna Karenina
Translator Rosamund Bartlett discusses Leo Tolstoy’s approach to femininity and female beauty, ultimately arguing that the author was ahead of his time.
Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary
Noted for its compelling picture of Liberal England, this work is named one of the Spectator’s choices for book of the year.

History Clips...

Christine Hallett on the myths surrounding the nurses of WWI.

Munro Price on Napoleon's genius and brutality.

OUPBlog articles from the sharpest minds...

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

Articles archive on the OUPblog

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