With summer reaching its traditional drizzly climax, I’m sure your thoughts are turning to the most important issue of the season: which books to take on holiday? Here at IBT we’ve come up with a few suggestions, both from our own stables and from further afield. We hope you enjoy our picks! ~ Tom Stottor …
Alex Wright, Executive Editor at I.B.Tauris, talked to Philip Almond about his new book Afterlife: A History of Life After Death, which is published on 9 June 2016. ALEX: Phil, I realise to my great satisfaction and pride that you and I have been working together since 1988, the year I published The British Discovery …
What did people really believe in the Middle Ages?
Our Short Histories continues with an introduction to one of the world’s most influential documents.
Isn’t it about time we started taking Simone Weil seriously?
Whether religious or atheist, the human desire to find out ‘how did I get here?’ remains intact.
So what is behind the re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture?
In the wake of discrimination, marginalisation, and growing anti-ziganist sentiments of recent decades, Pentecostalism has become one of the major factors behind Romani social development across Europe.
The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during 1612 is England’s most notorious witch-trial – here Philip Almond recounts the drama and paranoia of those volatile times.
We all get angry, but in the Middle Ages anger , if channelled correctly, was considered a virtue.
Judas’ suicide is one of the most infamous this side of Romeo and Juliet. Looking at examples of medieval art, Ben Zweig looks at how the interpretation of the act has evolved over the centuries.
Gregory L. Reece.