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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...

Saving the City
Richard Roberts' work on the Great Financial Crisis of 1914 is the winner of the Wadsworth Prize for Business History.
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To celebrate The Smile Revolution we are offering the chance to win a Fujifilm FinePix S1600 digital camera.
From The Independent
Malcolm Gaskill's Between Two Worlds is called "a work of extraordinary scholarship".
From The New Republic
David Ball’s translation of this important book is called "excellent, fluid, and expertly annotated" in this review.
Once Upon a Time
Author Marina Warner discusses her favourite fairy tale.
Twelve Voices
Discover more about the top 12 most influential classical writers of all time with this author interview.
Trust: A History
Glimpse inside the first book to offer a historical perspective to our "crisis of trust".

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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Meet the authors

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Articles archive on the OUPblog

Articles archive on the OUPblog

Browse more history articles from around the world.