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Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster. He is the author most recently of Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind.
The values traced by the English back to Magna Carta and by the Scots to the Declaration of Arbroath were merging even before the 1707 Union.
Why the age of Augustus still transfixes us.
For a millennium, to live in the West has been to live in a society saturated by Christian concepts and assumptions.
Alexander the Great was one of a multitude of conquerors, from pharaohs to British generals, who recognised in the city a key to the control of the Middle East.
Zoë Lescaze's book is a hulking great sauropod.
Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State reminds us of something that ought to be obvious: Islamic State is very Islamic.
It took me a long time to realise my morals are not Greek or Roman, but thoroughly, and proudly, Christian.
Maher's Salafi-Jihadism: the History of an Idea draws on research and the author's personal experience to investigate the ideology which drives jihadism.
David Hone’s discoveries are revealed in this gripping and wonderfully informative book.
Atheists, like believers, can feel pride in the pedigree of their beliefs, as Tim Whitmarsh's new book on atheism in the ancient world shows.