Do not simply provide a summary of the book’s content. Whilst you will need to r

Do not simply provide a summary of the book’s content. Whilst you will need to refer to the book’s content to some extent, you should try and focus on the argument being posed by the book. What historiographical contributions does it claim to be making? What key points does the author use?
Think about the structure of the book – does it adopt a thematic or chronological approach, and how does this support the author’s argument?
What kind of material does the author use to support their argument? Do they draw upon a good source base and engage with the historiography?
Is the argument convincing? Does the book fulfil its aims?
Although you can address the author’s expertise, writing style, and other surface-level details, try to focus on the argument. Remember, you are writing a historiographical review.

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