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I.B.Tauris Short Histories is an authoritatively written and elegantly presented new series which puts a fresh perspective on the way history is taught and understood in the twenty-first century.

Designed to have strong appeal to university students and their teachers, as well as to general readers and history enthusiasts, I.B.Tauris Short Histories aims to bring informed interpretation, as well as factual reportage, to historical debate. Addressing key subjects and topics in the fields of history, the history of ideas, religion, classical studies, politics, philosophy and Middle East studies, the series seeks intentionally to move beyond the bland, neutral ‘introduction’ that so often serves as the primary undergraduate teaching tool.

Covering a variety of subjects in a greater degree of depth than is often found in comparable series, yet at the same time in concise and compact handbook form, I.B.Tauris Short Histories aims to be ‘introductions with an edge’.

‘Really stimulating: many of the published or planned works treat just the topics
that I myself would be glad to read.’

Dexter Hoyos, Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney

‘An attractive idea – the series looks great.’
Tim Blanning, Professor of History, University of Cambridge

‘An exciting and stimulating idea.’
Charlotte Roueché, Professor of Classical and Byzantine Greek, King’s College London

‘The projected series sounds extremely interesting.’
Fiona Edmunds, Lecturer in Celtic History, University of Cambridge

‘The series has many attractions – I hope to use these books in my classroom.’
Professor María Rosa Menocal, Yale University

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