Sudhir Hazareesingh

Books by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Sudhir Hazareesingh was born in Mauritius. He has been a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford, since 1990. He has written extensively about French intellectual and cultural history; among his books are The Legend of Napoleon, In the Shadow of the General and How the French Think. He won the Prix du Mémorial d’Ajaccio and the Prix de la Fondation Napoléon for the first of these, a Prix d’Histoire du Sénat for the second, and the Grand Prix du Livre d’Idées for the third. He won the Wolfson History Prize in 2021 for Black Spartacus: The Epic life of Toussaint Louverture.

Interviews with Sudhir Hazareesingh

The Best History Books of 2023: The Wolfson History Prize, recommended by Sudhir Hazareesingh

The Wolfson History Prize is the UK’s most prestigious history book prize. The judges, all professional historians, pick out books that combine excellence in research with readability. Oxford University historian Sudhir Hazareesingh, one of the Wolfson judges and author of Black Spartacus, talks us through the six terrific books that made the 2023 shortlist, from the Black Death and its critical impact on economic development to the magic of our relationship with books. Read more history book recommendations on Five Books

Interviews where books by Sudhir Hazareesingh were recommended

The Best History Books: The 2021 Wolfson Prize Shortlist, recommended by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Every year the Wolfson History Prize seeks out books that combine careful research with good writing, aimed at the general reader. Here, Diarmaid MacCulloch, historian and chair of the judges, talks us through the outstanding history books that made the 2021 shortlist, and why, in his view, they’re all must-reads.

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