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Ancient History Stories

How much is lost to history and how much do we know? What did social and political structures look like before modern times? How were battles fought and over what? These stories explore what we do know about life in the ancient world. There’s a lot to unpack and the perfect starting point is right here.

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10 Chinese History Books for Western Readers

Brush up on your knowledge of the world's second-most populous nation.

10 Immersive Guides to Bygone Eras

These books break down what it was like to live in various time periods.

8 History Books From Women's Perspectives

From the ancient world to World War II, explore new points of view.

15 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The 4 Most Revolutionary Types of Armor Throughout History

These inventive methods of protection may surprise you.

8 Panoramic Books About Empires

From the ancient world to the 20th century.

10 Reference Books You’ll Actually Want to Read

Read all the books on our list and your rivals for any trivia game will be few and far between.

8 New History Releases to Look Forward to

January, February, and March are full of promising new reads.

The Best Philosophy Books from Modern Library

These thought-provoking reads have influenced readers for centuries.

Journey into the Past with the Shortest History Series

Thousands of years of history are condensed into one gripping book apiece.

Pompeii’s Graffiti Gives Us Insight Into Ancient Rome

From ancient walls to social media, humans have always had something to say.