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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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On BBC Radio 4
Christopher Pelling and Maria Wyke, authors of Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome, talk about Julius Caesar on In Our Time.
From The Independent
Read Rebecca K. Morrison's review of Women and the Vote by Jad Adams in The Independent.
By Elizabeth Knowles
Learn about five quotes related to different aspects of World War I from the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
Words in Time and Place
Read author David Crystal's thoughts on the importance of teaching vocabulary at schools and take a quiz to test your knowledge of historical English.
From The Independent
Read a review of Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 by Marcus Tanner in The Independent.
Veiled Warriors
Read about author Christine Hallett's experience of being a historical advisor to The Crimson Field as well as her thoughts about the Centenary of the First World War.

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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