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Volume: 35 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1985

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A rage for Mesmerism gripped society in London at the end of the eighteenth century, as it had in Paris and Vienna. But it was to be short-lived. The excesses of...

The case against swaddling developed by Rousseau, Locke and various others of that time concentrated entirely on its bad effects on the infants' physique.

The accession of Henry Tudor to the throne of England in 1485, the Crown had been fought over by the great magnates. When Elizabeth I died 118 years later, the Crown...

Paul Preston assesses the growing bibliography of titles on Fascism in our Reading History slot.

Historians ask what constitutes the history of the developing world.

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