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New history books in July 2022

by Anthony Webb, 1 August 2022

Not so many new history books this month, but no doubt the quality is still up there!

A few which have piqued my interest are:

  • Two Houses Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100–1300 which follows the royals of that time and the importance of their personal relations on war and peace.
  • The Samurai and the Cross: The Jesuit Enterprise in Early Modern Japan looking at an under-reported aspect of Japanese / European relations (athough there seem to be some supply issues with getting hold of a paper copy of this book at the moment).
  • Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It investigating the systemmatic 'quill brushing' of women from early European history.

Click the book covers to see a zoomed in image and (unaffiliated) links to Amazon for those who like to buy their books there.

Its a Continent: Unravelling Africas History One Country at a Time
Scars on the Land: An Environmental History of Slavery in the American South
Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World: A History
Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100-1300
The World the Plague Made: The Black Death and the Rise of Europe
Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages
Scotland: The Global History: 1603 to the Present
The Samurai and the Cross: The Jesuit Enterprise in Early Modern Japan

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