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September 3rd 2020 in News

The 2020 Cundill History Prize Longlist

The jurors have chosen 16 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize. Publishers and authors have been informed.

The shortlist will be announced at a special virtual event on September 22, 2020, with Chair of the Jury Peter Frankopan in conversation with past winners Julia Lovell, Maya Jasanoff and Daniel Beer, and the 2020 jurors Anne Applebaum, Lyse Doucet, Eliga Gould and Sujit Sivasundaram announcing the shortlist. Please REGISTER NOW.

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The 2020 Cundill History Prize Longlist

Roderick Beaton
Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation
The University of Chicago Press/Penguin

Vincent Brown
Tacky’s Revolt: the Story of an Atlantic Slave War
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Zachary Carter
The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Random House

William Dalrymple
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Bloomsbury Publishing

Bathsheba Demuth
Floating Coast: an Environmental History of the Bering Strait
W. W. Norton & Company

Richard M. Eaton
India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
University of California Press/Penguin

Eric Foner
The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
W. W. Norton & Company

Jóhanna Friðriksdóttir
Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World
Bloomsbury Academic

Kim Ghattas
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East
Headline/Henry Holt & Co

Kerri Greenidge
Black Radical: the Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter
Liveright Publishing

Pekka Hämäläinen
Lakota America: a New History of Indigenous Power
Yale University Press

John Henderson
Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City
Yale University Press

Rashid Khalidi
The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: a History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017
Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company

Paul Lay
Providence Lost: the Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate
Head of Zeus

Claudio Saunt
Unworthy Republic: the Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
W. W. Norton & Company

Camilla Townsend
Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
Oxford University Press USA