The jury has chosen 12 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize. Publishers and authors have been informed.
The shortlist of eight will be announced at an exclusive event as part of Festival America at Canada House, London, on 25 September.
The Oxford Professor of Global History Peter Frankopan (The Silk Road) and the jury chair Mark Gilbert, Professor of History and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, will discuss the globally relevant themes of their shortlist, and varieties in history writing today.
The three finalists will be announced at Massey College, Toronto, on 31 October; the winner at the Cundill History Prize Gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, on 15 November.
The 2018 Longlist
(Head of Zeus, Penguin Press)
(Metropolitan Books, Little, Brown Book Group)
Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
(W. W. Norton & Company)
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War
(Yale University Press)
The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages
(Cambridge University Press)
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World
The Pope Who Would Be King
(Random House, Oxford University Press)
The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany
James E. Lewis Jr.
The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis
(Princeton University Press)
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
(The New Press)
A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America
(Harvard University Press)