The Histories (Penguin Press Ancient Classics)

The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions...

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The Shortest History of Germany
Read in an afternoon. Remember for a lifetime. In his acclaimed new bestseller, now in paperback, James Hawes tells the story of Europe's most admired and feared country, from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel. With more than 100 maps and images, this is a fresh, concise and entertaining attempt to ans...

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Battles that Changed History: Epic Conflicts Explored and Explained

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The History Boys

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A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The work that established the study of history in the western world, Herodotus's The Histories is a dazzling contemporary account of the ancient world, translated from the Greek by Aubrey de Selincourt, revised with an introduction and notes by John Marincola in Penguin Classics. 'No one is fool eno...

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A History of Violence

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller., Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us., We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have ...

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The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the informat...

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History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by invit...

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