With a wealth of books and guides that document the earth’s geographical, social and cultural development, our History, Biography & Religion (HBR) Collection, part of the Arts & History Division, stands ready to aid all visitors in their pursuits, whether research, education, travel, or personal curiosity.
Be sure to look around the division each month for our book displays celebrating critical moments in history.
History & Biography
Our division maintains a robust collection of reference and circulating materials spanning the histories of New York City, the United States and the world. In addition to keeping up with the latest titles in both popular and academic publishing, we hold a steady supply of essential primary source texts—from Herodotus to Hamilton.
Each day, Brooklynites access the world’s faiths through our diverse religion collections, which feature notable research strengths in Biblical studies, Jewish studies, Christian studies, and topics in African religious identity across numerous traditions and movements.
Planning your next trip? HBR is the place to go for the latest editions of popular travel guide series, as well as where to find captivating travelogues both old and new.
- Balfour Declaration at 100
- Protestant Reformation at 500
A quiet revolution : the first Palestinian Intifada and nonviolent resistanceKing, Mary (Mary Elizabeth)
Lawrence of Arabia's war : the Arabs, the British and the remaking of the Middle East in WWIFaulkner, Neil
Rebel in the ranks : Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the conflicts that continue to shape our worldGregory, Brad S. (Brad Stephan), 1963- author.
The rise of Thomas Cromwell : power and politics in the reign of Henry VIIIEverett, Michael (Historian)
The last divine office : Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteriesMoorhouse, Geoffrey, 1931-
The Catholic enlightenment : the forgotten history of a global movementLehner, Ulrich L., 1976- author.