History – August 2013
- Afghanistan: graveyard of empires: a new history of the borderlands / David Isby
- Playing the great game: Britain, war and politics in Afghanistan since 1839 / Edmund Yorke ; [foreword by Ed Butler].
- Cotton: the fabric that made the modern world / Giorgio Riello.
- The undivided past: history beyond our differences / David Cannadine.
- Crisis and continuity at the Abbasid court : formal and informal politics in the caliphate of al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) / by Maaike van Berkel, Nadia El Cheikh, Hugh Kennedy, and Letizia Osti.
- Cairo to Constantinople: Francis Bedford’s Photographs of the Middle East / Sophie Gordon ; introduction by John McCarthy, with contributions by Badr El Hage and Alessandro Nasini.