The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.
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2014 Cundill Lecture: True Believers? The Nature of Collaboration and Opposition in Communist Regimes, by Anne Applebaum
2013 Cundill Prize winner Anne Applebaum (Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 - 1956) will deliver the annual Cundill Lecture, True Believers? The Nature of Collaboration and Opposition in Communist Regimes.
Leacock Building (855 Sherbrooke Street West), Room 232.
This event is free and open to the public.
To register, go here.
2013 Cundill Lecture, From 2012 Cundill Prize Winner Stephen R. Platt
"Imperial Eclipse: The Long Road to the First Anglo-Chinese War"
The Opium War, or First Anglo-Chinese War, of 1839-1842 has long served historians as the chosen starting point for China’s modern history, the launching point of its “century of humiliation” from which successive governments have promised redemption. But such treatment sets the war in stone, as if China’s military weakness and Britain’s predatory aggression in Canton were eternal and unchanging facts.
A fascinating account of what is described as the most destructive civil war in the modern world has captured the richest prize for historical literature.
The 2012 Cundill Prize in History at McGill jury has announced its short list of contending books, selecting three from the long list of six among 143 works submitted this year by publishers from all over the globe. The competition, now in its fifth year, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, representing the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.