Nomadic Empires, led by Professor Pekka Hämäläinen and funded by the European Research Council, explores the role of expansionist equestrian regimes in world history.

The team, based at the Rothermere American Institute and the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford, seeks to understand nomadic regimes on their own terms, to provide a broad comparative perspective into nomadic empires, and to rethink world history from supposedly peripheral vantage points, such as grasslands, steppe world, deserts.

New publications:

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World. Marie Favereau, 2021. Harvard University Press. (“A major achievement”, Literary Review. Outstanding, original, and revolutionary”, Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads. )

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power. Pekka Hämäläinen, 2019. Yale University Press. (“All nations deserve to have their stories told with this degree of attentiveness.”—Parul Sehgal, New York Times. “A briliant, bold, gripping history.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, London Evening Standard, Best Books of 2019).