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India Conquered: Britain's Raj and the Chaos of Empire / Jon Wilson

Thursday, 15 February, 2018

Five reviewers contribute to a round table discussion of Jon Wilson's new general history of British India, each taking up different aspects of the book, with the author then responding.

Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West / ed. Louise Tythacott

Thursday, 8 February, 2018

Andrew Hillier believes that though its essays are stimulating, this book represents a missed opportunity to explore the wider issues implicit within them and to have brought Chinese scholars into the debate.

Auntie’s War: The BBC during the Second World War / Edward Stourton

Thursday, 8 February, 2018

Ross Davies finds this paean to ‘Auntie’ as even-handed as can be expected from a BBC veteran.

Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 / Judith Pollmann

Thursday, 8 February, 2018

Sarah Ward praises a book which refutes a number of fairly entrenched historiographical views, and in doing so carves out a thesis of continuity as well as change.