General History
General History
Medieval; Renaissance; Early Modern;
Modern & Contemporary
Social; Economic; Political & Military; Historiography

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  1. REVOLUTION IN HUNGARY

    REVOLUTION IN HUNGARY
    The 1956 Budapest Uprising

    ERICH LESSING and GEORGE KONRÁD
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    On 23 October 1956, what began as a mass rally in Bem Square, Budapest, quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. It lasted until 4 November, when the Soviet tanks rolled in. Up to 50,000 Hungari... Learn More
  2. OWNING THE EARTH

    OWNING THE EARTH
    The Transforming History of Land Ownership

    ANDRO LINKLATER

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    Barely two centuries ago, most of the world’s productive land still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways o... Learn More
  3. THE ITALIANS

    THE ITALIANS

    LUIGI BARZINI

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    This consummate portrait of the Italian people delves deeply into the nation’s character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is startlingly frank as he examines ‘t... Learn More
  4. THE COLD WAR’S KILLING FIELDS

    THE COLD WAR’S KILLING FIELDS
    Rethinking the Long Peace

    PAUL THOMAS CHAMBERLIN

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    The author argues that the Cold War, long viewed as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff, was actually a vast, deadly conflict which ravaged civilians across vast stretches of territory, f... Learn More
  5. THE PURSUIT OF POWER

    THE PURSUIT OF POWER
    Europe, 1815-1914

    RICHARD J EVANS
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    DAVID CANNADINE

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    Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe, Evans aims to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated a remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, poli... Learn More
  6. THE OTHER PARIS

    THE OTHER PARIS
    The People’s City, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    LUC SANTE
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    Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining, seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the crimin... Learn More
  7. NO PASARÁN!

    NO PASARÁN!
    Writings from the Spanish Civil War

    Edited by PETER AYRTON

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    An anthology of thirty-eight of the most vivid and poignant stories to come out of the Spanish Civil War, by writers from across the political and geographical spectrum. Included are celebrated intern... Learn More
  8. MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE

    MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE
    The Birth of Modern Istanbul

    CHARLES KING

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    At midnight on 31 December 1925, citizens of the newly-proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Ist... Learn More
  9. THE MAKERS OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

    THE MAKERS OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

    T G FRASER, ANDREW MANGO and ROBERT McNAMARA

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    In 1914 the Middle East was still dominated, as it had been for some four centuries, by the Ottoman Empire; by 1923, its political shape had changed beyond recognition as a result of the insistent cla... Learn More
  10. IN WARTIME

    IN WARTIME
    Stories from Ukraine

    TIM JUDAH

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    Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, Judah brings a rare glimpse of the r... Learn More

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