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Reviews in History

Reviews in History provides specialist, open-access commentaries on recent historical books, exhibitions and digital resources. 

About Reviews in History

Launched in 1996, Reviews in History now contains more than 2200 reviews which are searchable by title, topic, historical period and geographical remit. 

New reviews are published monthly and are freely accessible as Open Access. Our email alerts will notify  readers about latest reviews and publications. Reviews are written by specialists in the field and all authors reviewed have an opportunity to respond.

Latest Reviews: 'Party Politics in a New Democracy: The Irish Free State 1922-37', by Mel Farrell

Latest Reviews: 'Taming Capitalism Before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, & ‘Projecting’ in Early Modern England', by Koji Yamamoto

Latest Reviews: 'Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing', by Robert A. Caro

Latest Reviews: 'Stepfamilies in Europe, 1400-1800', edited by Lyndan Warner

Latest Reviews: 'Thomas Paine and the French Revolution', by Carine Lounissi

Reviews in History in numbers

The IHR's Reviews in History service has a number of distinctive features

  • 2200 : Reviews available free
  • 3000 : Longer reviews of up to 3000 words
  • 2019 : Includes recent publications
  • 1 to 1 : All authors have right of reply

Interested in contributing?

We welcome suggestions for new books, exhibitions and digital resources to review. If you've a proposal or would like to write for us, please get in touch.

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