Books

A crash course on the causes of modern civil wars

Perhaps a little less introspection will see a renaissance of the troubled genre

The cookbook of the year was written by an elderly rogue and self-published

130 years from his birth, what can we learn from Tolkien?

Two newly translated books evoke chapters of the divided and discarded history of Germany’s capital

We, too, are exiled from Florence

Thubron shows an unyielding willingness to listen to those he meets and attempt to understand their worlds

Not all is grim and gloom in the British Library’s Tales of the Weird series

What is History, Now? offers a passionate defence of the pluralism of historical study

The message of The Constitution of Knowledge is one of hope, as Rauch urges those who resent the censors to “unmute” themselves