Volume: 36 Issue: 5
Contents of History Today, May 1986
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A 15th-Century perspective on the European balance of power.
Ann Hills talks of the legend of Peddars Way, a Roman road in Norfolk.
Francis Robinson takes a look at how Muslims breached the culture gap with the western world.
The 'pass laws' and migrant labour of apartheid in South Africa today have their origins in the policies designed to control the black workers in the diamond mines...
'Bread and circuses' - the control and availability of grain was the key to political power and social stability in the ancient world.
Kenneth Fowler looks at the genius of the 14th-century French courtier and chronicler and how he captured the spirit of his age in a sophisticated and complex...
An embryo patron of the English Renaissance and a lost Protestant hero? Roy Strong examines aspirations and might-have-beens in a major new study of Charles I's...
'Not as a conqueror but as a legitimate heir' – Henry's grand gamble to unite the crowns of England and France recognised the realities of national sentiment on...
Timothy Benson assesses Hitler's irritated reaction to being lampooned by David Low of the Evening Standard.
The punishment of a rebellious client-state by Ancient Athens was the peg on which Thucydides hung an eloquent discussion of the morality of power and violence.
John Maddicott argues that Edward III's bid for glory in France was motivated by concerns about England's neighbours and trade as well as amour propre for...
The redevelopment of Toxteth in Liverpool means it now once again accommodates the middle classes, Tony Aldous talks of it rehabilitation.
Roy Forster takes a closer look at the history of Home Rule and Union over the last century.
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- Early Modern
- 20th Century
- Economic History
- Environmental History
- Food & Drink
- Historical Memory
- Science & Technology