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In 1674, officials of the Dutch court carried out the recommendation of the States of Holland to ban the Theological-Political Treatise, a book that o

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What saves Toby Lester’s book about Leonardo is that it is not simply a book about Leonardo. Leonardo’s biography here—Lester’s idea of Leonardo—vies

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Lawrence Scott Sheets spent two decades in these lands. Eight Pieces of Empire: A Twenty Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse, a memoir of the Sov

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The story of the Battle of Kiev has been told many times, but seldom in such detail as it is in David Stahel’s book. Relying mainly on German sources,

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In Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith, in over six hundred pages, Andrew Preston charts the scope and the centrality of religion in American politic

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He's Back!

What has been missing until now, in the English-speaking world, is a clear, comprehensive, and well-grounded introduction to Herodotus, designed for t

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The Conductor

In this new biography, Peter McPhee is quite right to point out that Robespierre was in no sense a pathological freak. He was perfectly capable of ord

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Promotions

From all the fawning over Mad Men, you’d think that Andrew Cracknell would at least discuss the wider role of advertising in popular culture, which fo

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Jonathan Sarna's new book When General Grant Expelled the Jews argues that instead of of demonizing the man, history—or more to the point, American Je

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Hong Xiuquan declared the “Taiping Heavenly Kingdom” in 1851 and appointed himself “Heavenly King” over China, which already had a leader of divine ma

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