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Volume: 31 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1981

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February, 1981 marks the fifth centenary of the inauguration of the Spanish Inquisition. Over the years many myths and misconceptions have grown up around the...

More witches were executed in the German-speaking territories than in any other part of Europe. Why was the German witch-hunt, asks H.C. Erik Midelfort, so...

Robert Stephens continues our series on the Makers of the 20th Century, with a look at how Nasser left his mark on nearly twenty years of Egyptian, Arab and world...

Juliet Gardiner continues our Monument series, welcoming the opening of Linley Sambourne’s house in London as one of the few city house museums to show us the habitat...

The career of Colonel Fernando Santos Costa explodes the myth of Salazar's Portugal as a politically stable country with 'no history'. In charge of Portugal's army...

Geoffrey Parker concludes our two-part feature on the European Witchcraze Revisited.

Maggie Black looks at the cultural history of three February menus, based as much on show as the cooking.

Irene Coltman Brown begins this series on the historian as philosopher by taking a look at the Greek historian known as the Father of History.

David G. Chandler discusses the logistics of Military History.

Comparisons between the English and Scottish witch-hunts have been drawn from as early as 1591. Using recent research on the subject from both sides of the border...

The artistic images of women depicted as witches were varied and constitute unusual 'pieces of history' by preserving a visual record of the intellectual origins...


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