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New history books in October 2022

by Anthony Webb, 1 November 2022

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The Mad Emperor: Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome
Tudor England: A History
Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World
After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris Between the Wars
The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain: Politics and Power Before the First World War
The World: A Family History
Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion
The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East
The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire
Tutankhamun - Pharoah, Icon, Enigma: Ten Tales of Egypts Enduring King


Ten new history books for this month, with the following going on my virtual TBR pile:

  • Tudor England: A History by Lucy Wooding - because lots of people seem to be really into the Tudors whereas I'm never quite sure what the fuss is all about. I am thinking this one might let me in on the secret.

  • The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East by Nicholas Morton - the Mongols were obviously massively important in this hugely important area of the world (the centre of Eurasian civilisation one could argue) but they often seem peripheral characters in other national histories. I'm hoping that this book will provide more focus.

  • The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire by Ryan Gingeras - because I have a strong interest in Turkish and Ottoman history but always feel that I never quite know enough!

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