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Society in crisis : our capacity for adaptation and reorientation

Wars, revolutions and pandemics are recurring phenomena in human history. In this anthology twenty-five world-leading scholars describe and analyse how different societies handle these situations, and highlight humanity s unprecedented capacity for adaption and reorientation. A crisis entails problems, but also opportunities. The anthology is published in a richly illustrated clothbound edition. Editors are Kurt Almqvist, Mattias Hessérus and Iain Martin.

  • ISBN: 9789189069930
  • Published: 2021-06-24
  • Graphic design: Patric Leo
  • Illustrated. 175x245x30 mm. 326 pages.


Iain Martin is a British political commentator and author.

Kurt Almqvist is CEO at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.

Mattias Hessérus is a historian and Director of Civilisation Studies at the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.


Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist’s political editor and writes the Bagehot column.

Alexander Lee is a research fellow at the University of Warwick and a specialist in the cultural and political history of the Renaissance in Italy.
Andrew Graham-Dixon is an art historian, critic and broadcaster.

Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist who has published over twenty books.

David Seedhouse is Professor of Deliberative Practice at Aston University, Birmingham and a widely read author in health philosophy, ethics and decision-making.

Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary University of London.

Gillian Clark is Professor Emerita of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol.

Graham Stewart is a Senior Research Fellow in 20th Century British History at the University of Buckingham, the political editor of The Critic, and is the official historian of The Times newspaper.

Helen Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, where she is a Fellow of Clare College and Deputy Head of The School of the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Sir Hew Strachan, FBA, FRSE, has been Wardlaw Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews since 2015.

Jessica Frazier is a lecturer at Oxford University and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

Johan Hakelius is the political editor-in-chief of Fokus, Sweden’s leading current events weekly.

Jonathan Fenby is chairman of the China team at the TSLombard research group.

Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King’s College London from 1982 to 2014 and vice principal from 2003 to 2013.

Lincoln Paine is a maritime historian, editor, teacher and curator.

Mark Honigsbaum is a writer specialising in the history and science of infectious disease, and a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City University of London.
Matthew Goodwin is Professor of Politics at the University of Kent, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

Peter Burke was Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge from 1979 to 2004, and he remains a life fellow of Emmanuel College.

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford, where he is Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and a senior research fellow at Worcester College.

Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University, and Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas.

Professor of Modern History and Co-Director, Institute of Intellectual History, University of St Andrews.

Tim Marshall is a journalist and broadcaster, and a former diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News.

Tom Holland is a historian and translator.

Vanessa Harding is Professor of London History at Birkbeck, University of London.

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