Jeremy Black

Capital in the 19th Century

Osterhammel's 'The Transformation of the World' shows up the work of all-too-many other historians

Weathering The Storm

Global Crisis by Geoffrey Parker is a masterpiece of historical scholarship, but fails entirely in its stated aim of linking political disaster to a changing climate

Romney’s People

Two new works on the history of Mormonism by Paul C. Gutjahr and John G. Turner elucidate an element of 19th century American life too easily neglected

Historiography in Action

The Storm of War reminds us that Roberts is a first-rate writer’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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