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The history canon

Following the success of our Life Canon project, which looked at the 10 essential books for flourishing in the modern world, we will be producing a series of Canon lists examining the best books in specific topic areas - from history to philosophy. We've already published the well-being canon, and presented below is the history canon - 10 essential books to help you gain perspective on history.

As before, the list is not meant to be a presentation of the great cultural works of our time, but a set of accessible and interesting books that provide perspective, ideas and inspiration.