Interviews where books by David Abulafia were recommended
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
by Hallie Rubenhold
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
by David Abulafia
Chaucer: A European Life
by Marion Turner
A History of the Bible
by John Barton
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
by Toby Green
Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire
by Prashant Kidambi
If you’re looking for the best history books published this past year, the annual Wolfson History Prize is a great place to start. Each year, the judges pick out outstanding books that are both originally researched and readable. Historian and Wolfson judge Richard Evans talks us through the six history books that made the 2020 shortlist.
From the most brutal siege of World War I to the renewed significance of an ideology many of us had dismissed as defunct, 2019 was a good year for traditional history books on big themes. Paul Lay, editor of History Today, talks us through his picks of the best history books of the year.