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Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688 / L. H. Roper

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

David Hope and the author discuss an accomplished book that has much to offer those interested in state formation, political economy, overseas trade, and the development of the English/British Empire.

Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation / Rodger Braithwaite

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Despite some lapses in detail, Mattias Eken believes this is still a very good work which provides a clear and accessible analysis of the key themes concerning nuclear weapons

Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy / Lucia Dacome

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Kathryn Woods enjoys a wonderfully illustrated and intricate history of the ‘diversified’ world of mid-18th century Italian anatomy.

The Unknown Gladstone: The Political Life of Herbert Gladstone, 1854-1930 / Kenneth D. Brown

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Iain Sharpe finds this to be a missed opportunity to make a greater contribution to the historiography of Liberal politics.