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Volume: 31 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 1981

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Charles Mordaunt, Third Earl of Peterborough, 1658-1735, is probably best remembered as the captor of Barcelona in 1705. Aram Bakshian Jr. shows that, in addition...

Irene Coltman Brown continues our series on The Historian as Philosopher, arguing that Lord Acton foresaw that the course of modern nationalism, no longer subject...

John Robinson looks at the sorry state of a London monument

Neither the Greeks nor the Romans paid much attention to the achievements or customs of the peoples that they conquered. As Jenny Morris shows here, in the case of...

Maggie Black continues her cultural history of food with a look at preserves.

C.R. Boxer begins our special feature on Japan, considering the reception of Europeans in the country from the 16th century.

Nagasaki is often immediately associated with the American atomic attack on August 9th, 1945. However, it was also, for over two centuries, the only place in Japan...

W.G. Beasley continues our special feature on Japan: The Closed Country, with a look at the late 19th century Japanese diplomatic mission to the west.

Richard Holmes continues our series with a look at the Problems of Military Biography.

John Vincent asks a key question of the Conservative politician.

A.A. Powell on a new exhibition and publication from the British Library.

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