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Tibet: A History
by Sam van Schaik
Tom Neuhaus welcomes a new history of Tibet and the religion for which it is famous
Holy Bones, Holy Dust
by Charles Freeman
Nicholas Vincent reviews an admirable and entertaining new survey of medieval relics and contemplates their dramatic fall from grace
The Stones of London
by Leo Hollis
Cathy Ross takes a stimulating architectural journey around London
The Great Famine: Ireland’s Agony 1845–1852
by Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Christine Kinealy contemplates a bleak narrative of the Irish famine
Magpies, Squirrels  and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World
by Jacqueline Yallop
Felix Driver on a sympathetic portrayal of a group of Victorian collectors
Robin Hood
by David Baldwin
Nick Vincent reviews an enjoyable study of the legendary outlaw
Mission to China: Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Encounter with the East
by Mary Laven
Jonathan Wright revels in a new history of the intriguing Jesuit mission to China
Whispering City: Rome and its Histories
by RJB Bosworth
Catharine Edwards takes a tour of Rome’s architecture and complex history
Searching for Utopia: The History of an Idea
by Gregory Claeys
Clare Jackson applauds the stunning illustrations that complement an excellent study of utopianism through the ages
The Arabs: A History
by Eugene Rogan
Nelida Fuccaro reads an accomplished narrative of five centuries of Arab history
The Popes: A History
by John Julius Norwich
Jonathan Wright on a rewarding narrative of papal history that is brimming with saints and sinners
How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism
by Eric Hobsbawm
Gregory Elliott on an enduring relationship between a Marxist historian and his muse