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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

by Roy Porter Fontana Press (March 23, 2017)

This edition does not include illustrations.

A definitive study of the history of medicine, from the earliest humans to the present day.

Medicine is advancing at an incredible rate. We now have the ability to...


The Hellenistic World

by F. W. Walbank Fontana Press (February 28, 2017)

The vast land empire that Alexander the Great left to his successors was without parallel in Greek history. Alexander’s family and generals created a new order of monarchies and city-states which was to control...


Orchestrating Europe (Text Only)

by Keith Middlemas Fontana Press (January 31, 2017)

Originally published in 1995 and now available as an ebook.

This edition does not include illustrations.

European Union is the grand political enigma of the late twentieth century. Its very essence resists definition,...


The Ideas That Shaped Post-War Britain

by David Marquand & Anthony Seldon Fontana Press (October 20, 2016)

The seventy years since the end of the Second World War have seen dramatic changes in Britain’s cultural, intellectual and political climate. Old class allegiances have been challenged by new loyalties to...


How Tory Governments Fall: The Tory Party in Power Since 1783

by Anthony Seldon Fontana Press (June 23, 2016)

How Tory Governments Fall is a landmark study of the forces that shape – and ultimately destroy – political power. It assesses the factors that are common to the decline and fall of each Conservative administration...


Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (Text Only)

by James Davidson Fontana Press (March 31, 2016)

A brilliantly entertaining and innovative history of the ancient Athenians’ consuming passions for food, wine and sex.

Sex, shopping and fish-madness, Athenian style.

This fascinating book reveals that the...


The Roman Republic

by Michael Crawford Fontana Press (June 18, 2015)

Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part-time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole...