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Volume: 34 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 1984

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The trade guilds of Venice, explains Richard Mackenney, were organisations with a surprising amount of political and economic power in the patrician Renaissance...

Anthony Wright looks at the impact on socialism and society in the last 100 years of Fabianism.

Geoffrey Pearson believes the answer to modern violence and aggression lies in an assessment of hooliganism in the past.

Jorvik, the Viking-age predecessor of modern York, has in recent years, been revealed by archaeologists in astonishing detail. A new underground Viking centre in the...

David Dutton explores the twilight years of the British statesman following the 1906 General Election.

'Compare the wealth and refinement of cities such as Mexico... in the middle of the eighteenth century, with the austere simplicity, verging on poverty, of......

The Duke of Wellington proved a gift to the cartoonists of 'Punch' - he was a figure the magazine's readership would recognise, and he did not look unlike Mr Punch...

Ian R. Smith explores the many titles covering the Boer War.

A number of eminent historians discuss what is history and how is a national history constructed.

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