Jeremy Black at the Edinburgh book Festival

Jeremy Black is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of eighteenth century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history but he has also published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history itself.
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World of James Bond

New edition coming soon, published by Rowman and Littlefield.

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps. Podcast about one of my recent publications for The New Books Network. Find out more about A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps on the publishers website.

Murders ranging widely

Recommended crime fiction novels, both modern and classic, to keep you entertained in January, for The Critic.

Does history have meaning?

Graham Stewart from The Critic talks to Professor Jeremy Black about whether the past can be a servant to the present.

My 18th century life

How I might have lived my life had I been an historian living in eighteenth century Britain.

Sherlock Holmes

Lecture for the Mary Washington University Great Lives Lecture Series (2012)

Atlases aren’t dead yet

Review of the latest offerings from the scholarly literature on cartography, for The Critic


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The Lantern of History: Essays in Honour of Jeremy Black – Edited by Ric Berman and William Gibson. Find out more.



Out now: A New History of England

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Mapping conflict through the centuries

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onward, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and, later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, Jeremy Black‘s Maps of War: Mapping Conflict through the Centuries (Conway, 2016) covers the history of the mapping of land wars, and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war.

Jeremy talks to Marshall Poe for the New Books Network. Listen to the podcast here.

Turmoil in Europe (Podcast)

Jeremy Black addresses the Foreign Policy Research Institute on turmoil in Europe — from Brexit to the rise of nationalist parties to Russian machinations in Ukraine.

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Engage Jeremy as a speaker

Jeremy can be contacted direct at jeremy@jeremyblack.co.uk or via GreatBritishSpeakers.co.uk