I’m Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary University of London.

My field of research is history. I’m a historian, but I’ve avoided concentrating on any one particular theme. I have written about socialism, capitalism, the Mona Lisa and the cultural industry – but basically about 19th and 20th century European history.


Morbid Symptoms: Anatomy of a World in Crisis

The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860–1914

One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century

The Culture of the Europeans: From 1800 to the Present.