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Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Mark Lawrence reviews this vital text, which brings ‘clarity and interest’ to the experiences and perspectives of indigenous populations during the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath.

A Promised Land

Daniel Snowman reviews a ‘highly absorbing’ account of the former US President’s personal and political life, up to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Statelessness: A Modern History

Peter Gatrell reviews ‘an admirable work of scholarship’ that challenges us to rethink ‘the very meaning of the modern state in relation to the human condition’.

Indonesia’s Islamic Revolution

Koos-jan de Jager reviews this “powerful and convincing argument for taking Islam seriously … in the history of the Indonesian revolution”.

Empire and epidemic

Amina Marzouk Chouchene looks at two histories of imperial policy and colonial reactions and where they intersect.