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Volume: 9 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 1959

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In the autumn of 1792, as Lamartine wrote, the “national heart of France seemed to beat in Danton’s breast.” Eighteen months later, writes Maurice Hutt, Danton...

Lord Kinross describes how, during the first half of the eighteenth century, gin-drinking became a serious social evil. “The populace of London,” Smollett declared...

At the beginning of the ninth century, Charlemagne—already the master of Western Europe—was crowned by a calculating Pope as the supreme sovereign of the Christian...

After centuries of masculine predominance, as the Republic neared its end, a host of notable women crossed the stage of Roman history—the devoted Porcia, the...


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