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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.

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The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia
A History of Survival
How Young Indians are Changing the World
The Formation of the Modern Greek State
The Rise of Respectable Racism in France
A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia
Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East
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The Blog
26.01.18 | Kim A. Wagner

In a post-Brexit era of swelling imperial nostalgia and revisionism, the story of Alum Bheg’s skull – a war-trophy from the Indian ‘Mutiny’ of 1857 discovered in a pub in Kent – offers a telling example of how a genuinely nuanced history of the British Empire might be written.

15.12.17 | Bram Posthumus

Apartheid finally died its natural death in 1994 and South Africa rejoiced, albeit briefly. The symbol of that joy could not have been anyone else but Mandela himself, who, at 76, oversaw the brief transition to something resembling political normalityaaa

15.11.17 | David Mansfield

Gordon Brown was not the enthusiast for Afghanistan that his predecessor was, and had none of the passion that Tony Blair had for counternarcotics. With the Foreign Affairs Committee describing the partner nation role in counternarcotics as a “poisoned chalice”aaa