Radio - BBC Radio 3 - "Nightwaves"
Samira Ahmed will be interviewing Michael on "Nightwaves" on the 1st May, 2013 at 10pm about his new book Small Wars, Faraway Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945-65 (Macmillan).
has won the 2012 Nonino International Master of His Time prize, which
will be awarded by Sir Vidia Naipaul and his fellow judges at a
ceremony in Udine on 28 January. The Prize is reserved for
non-Italians, and previous winners include Hugh Thomas, Rene Girard,
Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie and Tzvetan Todorov.
Click here to view the Nonino Prize Press Release (pdf)
Michael's book - Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism has recently been referenced in a speech by the Conservative Party leader David Cameron.
Click here to read the online transcript.
Michael Burleigh has recently spoken at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and at the Dutch Royal Historical Society in the Hague.
He has recently made three guest appearances at the Sydney Writers' Festival. Click here for the schedule.
EARTHLY POWERS: POLITICS AND RELIGION IN EUROPE FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE GREAT WAR published by Harper Collins.
Earthly Powers: The Conflict Between Religion and Politics from the French Revolution to the Great War
Sacred Causes: Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to Al Qaeda are being published by DVA, Planeta, Taurus and Rizzoli
Reviews for Earthly Powers
Noel Malcolm , Evening Standard
'a hugely informative and stimulating book, by one of the most original historians of the modern age'
'this book is rich in so many incidents...and...figures...that it is hard in a review to tackle its-over-arching themes'
'EARTHLY POWERS is a superb book. Its conception is profound, its execution brilliant.'
'remarkable...Burleigh is as fine a comedian as he is a historian.'
'a hugely ambitious intellectual undertaking...that succeeds magnificently...a scholar who is clearly at the height of his (very considerable) powers...'
'a memorably gruesome picture...As Burleigh shows in his refreshingly complicated history, religious fervour can exist without religion'
'stimulating...fascinating and beautifully...Burleigh has written a thought-provoking, deeply civilised book'
Times Literary Supplement
'a major achievement. Burleigh writes with learning, elegance and insight'