Banner image from cover of Inquisitors and Heretics by Peter Biller

The Department of History has a thriving research culture, and our staff publish widely with some of the world's most prestigious academic presses and publishing firms.

A full list of publications by each member of staff is available through their individual profile pages. Below is a selection, reflecting the huge thematic and geographic scope of expertise within the department.

Selected titles

Henrice Altink, Destined for a Life of Service: Defining African-Jamaican Womanhood, 1865-1938

Henrice Altink, Jane Aaron and Chris Weedon (eds), Gendering Border Studies

Oleg Benesch, Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism and Bushido in Modern Japan

Sanjoy Bhattacharya (ed), Global Health Histories Series

Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton and Pat Thane (eds), Reassessing 1970s Britain

John H Arnold and Peter Biller (editors and translators), Heresy and Inquisition in France, 1200-1300

Peter Biller, Caterina Bruschi and Shelagh Sneddon (eds), Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc

Stuart Carroll, Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe

John Cooper, The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I

Helen Cowie, Conquering Nature in Spain and its Empire, 1750-1850  

Helen Cowie, Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, Entertainment

Robert Bickers and Jon Howlett (eds), Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War

Guy Halsall, Cemeteries and Society in Merovingian Gaul: Selected Studies in History and Archaeology

Emma Mawdsley and Gerard McCann, India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power  

Alexander Medcalf, Monica Saavedra, Henrice Altink and Sanjoy Bhattacharya (eds), Tuberculosis: A Short History

Peter Coates, David Moon and Paul Warde (eds), Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change in Britain and Beyond

David Moon, The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia’s Grasslands, 1700-1914

Harry Munt, The Holy City of Medina: Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia

Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson (eds), Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190

Sarah Rees-Jones, York, the Making of a City, 1068-1350

Mark Roodhouse, Black Market Britain 1939-1955

Craig Taylor, Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years

David Wootton, The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution

David Wootton, Galileo: Watcher of the Skies

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