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Volume: 36 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 1986

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Brian Holden Reid recounts his own experiences of great military events. their literature, political significance and memory.

Alan Sked looks at the sensational leaking of Austrian military secrets to Russia on the eve of the First World War.

Though hymned by writers as an exemplum of Sparta's virtue, was Agesilaos the author as well as the spectator of her decline and fall?

Paul Preston and Helen Graham discuss the tension developing in the Europe of the 30s as the Left attempted to unite against the growth of Fascism and the bloody...

Cometh the hour, cometh the man - is this the secret of Braudel's fame as the Victor Hugo of French history?

'In the beginning, America was in the way'. Only slowly did 16th-century Englishmen turn from the chimera of a short-cut to Asia's riches to the vision of precious...

'Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose'... many of the agricultural practices described in the art and literature of classical Greece persist to the present day...

Tony Thorncroft on the sale of golfing memorabilia.

by Hugh David

Paul Preston follows the unsettled road leading to the clash between the Republicans and Nationalists.

In this abridged version of the prize-winning essay from our recent competition, Tracey Earl follows the fortunes of the Protestant refugees who came to Canterbury...

Stephen Johnson discusses the opening of an 11th century castle in Northumberland.

Three texts dealing with the transition from the Renaissance to the Modern Age

Helen Graham on the political coalitions in Spain in the 1930s and their role in blocking Fascism.

Ann Hills explores the impact on various eras of history of the mines of the Nenthead area.


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