Bamber Gascoigne leads us on an exhilarating journey spanning three and a half millennia of Chinese imperial civilisation.
Explore the Middle Eastern battlefields of the crusades, the intrigue of the Byzantine court or the clash of ideas in the French revolution – the Folio Society publishes a fascinating collection of world history books. Each classic history title includes beautiful illustrations or carefully researched photographs, as well as specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full selection of Folio World History books.
A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.
The middle ages have often been depicted as a period in which life had few comforts. Nonsense, says the great medieval scholar Chiara Frugoni, in this delightful examination of the many inventions we owe to the Middle Ages.
Humble plants have long been the spur to economic growth, the key to political power, the tools of conquest, yet until Henry Hobhouse wrote this pioneering book, they had rarely warranted even a footnote in history.