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 highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Lyuba Vinogradova
Compelling analysis and vivid everyday observations are combined in the writings of this much-admired journalist. With over 50 contemporary images.