Christmas at Hatchards: European History

Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

Judith Herrin


In this exceptional history, Herrin regards the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe and the rise of Charlemagne, roughly the 5th to 9th centuries. Her focal point is Ravenna as she traces the lives of the city’s rulers, chroniclers and inhabitants, revealing it as the cultural epicentre of the birth of Europe.


The Habsburgs: The Rise and Fall of a World Power

Martyn Rady


Defenders of the Church, guarantors of peace and patrons of learning, the Habsburg family ruled a medley of territories across Central Europe and beyond over five centuries. Orchestrating a plenitude of resources, Rady explores the characters and histories of this enduring dynasty.


The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination

Richard J Evans


In a ‘post-truth’ age when conspiracy theories seem to dominate, the history of the Third Reich is prime for revisionists. From the burning down of the Reichstag in the Nazis’ pursuit of power to Adolf Hitler’s suicide (or otherwise) in 1945, Evans uncovers and short-circuits the deployment of ‘alternative facts’.


African Europeans: An Untold History

Olivette Otele


Tracing a long and much-overlooked heritage – from Roman Emperor Septimius Severus to the first Duke of Florence, Aleksandr Pushkin to Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Otele reconnects biographies, social contexts, power and culture to bring us a fascinating, nuanced and complex history of Europe.


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