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Ruth Scurr

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Ruth Scurr

Ruth Scurr teaches history and politics at Cambridge University. She is the author of Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution.


News and Features

The unconventional story of three women and their unconventional lives in the early twentieth century.

As our own yellow press goes from strength to strength, what can the history of slander and libel teach us?

Robert Gildea examines France between the revolution and World War I.

There was little enthusiasm for revisiting the camps in Communist Hungary. Author Imre Kertész refracts that reluctance in fictional form.

A mosaic of anecdotes and historical snapshots surveys the sociological diversity of France, past and present.

Ruth Scurr reviews The First Total War, a study of Napoleonic France that illuminates the causes of all-out war.