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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.

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.

Editors

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

Iain Martin is a British political commentator and author.

Kurt Almqvist är vd för Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål samt ledamot i stiftelsen Hilma af Klints verk.

Authors

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Iskander Rehman is the Senior Fellow for Strategic Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, in Washington DC, where he leads a research effort on applied history and grand strategy.

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

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.

Alex Lee

Author

Andrew Graham-Dixon is an art historian, critic and broadcaster.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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