School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Historian short-listed for Gladstone Prize

A Chancellor's Fellow in History has been short-listed for a Royal Historical Society prize. (Published 5 June 2015)

Dr David Motadel, Chancellor's Fellow in History, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize, for his first book, Islam and Nazi Germany's War (Harvard University Press, 2014). The winner will be announced on 1 July.

Royal Historical Society Gladstone Prize


The book offers a comprehensive account of Berlin’s ambitious attempts to build an alliance with the Islamic world during the Second World War. Drawing on archival research in three continents, Dr Motadel explains how German officials tried to promote the Third Reich as a patron of Islam.


Gladstone prize

The  Gladstone prize is awarded annually by the Royal Historical Society for a first book on a historical subject which is not primarily related to British history.