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Volume: 35 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 1985

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It is remarkable how quickly a region, whose peoples shared a long history and many aspects of culture, can be forgotten.

Kathleen Burk looks at the recent history weekend organised at Long Wittenham, a village of less than a thousand residents on the River Thames in south Oxfordshire....

Judging by the anodyne results of the Anglo-Irish summit last November, the Government has ignored the suggestions of the Kilbrandon Inquiry's Report on Northern...

It may have lacked the newsworthy drama of the earlier acts, but the Reform legislation of 1884-85 wrought 'great organic changes in the British constitution',...

Museums are getting increasingly self-conscious about the artificialities they embody. Even if they can stave off the claim that objects collected through wealth...

Paul Preston expresses both a historic and a musical interpretation of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.

Tsar Peter drew on the knowledge and experience of Western Europe to benefit a Russia 'still groping in the dark' and attempted to 'put other civilised nations to...

Good quotes are rare in the history of science. The striking utterances which scientists have managed to produce are often over-used.

Christopher Abel and Colin M. Lewis analyse the state of history writing on Latin America, from a 1980s standpoint.

History with the people left out? Arid quantification? Aggregate History? Or study of the essential motivating force of society? What is economic history? Six...


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