Carole Hillenbrand is Professor Emerita of Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh and Professorial Fellow of Islamic History at the University of St Andrews. In 2005 she was awarded the King Faisal Prize for Islamic Studies, the first non-Muslim to be awarded this prize.
Interviews with Carole Hillenbrand
Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
by Robert Bickers
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
by Lindsey Fitzharris
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War
by Tim Grady
Black Tudors: The Untold Story
by Miranda Kaufmann
Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation
by Peter Marshall
Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea
by Jan Rüger
Which were the best history books published this past year? Each year, the UK’s Wolfson Prize tries to sort through the hundreds of history books that are published to find outstanding books that are both important and readable. Wolfson Prize judge Carole Hillenbrand introduces the six books that made 2018 shortlist.