About Us

Hurst is an independently owned non-fiction publisher based in central London, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Founded in 1969, Hurst now publishes ninety books per annum, building on our strengths in African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, War and Conflict Studies, History and Development.

Read more →

New Releases
Over Land and Water in a Hard Place
A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia
Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East
The Strategic Logic of Organised Crime
New Book Alerts

Sign up here for exclusive discounts and pre-publication offers, as well as a monthly newsletter.

The Blog
09.09.16 | Hurst Staff

We’ve compiled a list of essential reading for students. Until 30 September, everything on this list is at least 33% OFF with FREE WORLDWIDE P&P!

08.09.16 | Alain Dieckhoff

Disputing theories which predicted the demise of nationalism, director of CERI Sciences Po, Alain Dieckhoff dissects the future of the modern nation-state.

05.09.16 | George Kassimeris Leonie B Jackson

France’s burkini ban reveals a broader trend within Europe, where an entitlement to feel ‘comfortable’ takes precedence over Muslim women’s right to veil.