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Volume: 37 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1987

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Fresh air, sexual liberation, manual work and socialism was the heady brew offered by the leading exponent of anti-Establishment attitudes at the end of the Victorian...

Jack N. Rakove tells how 'the miracle at Philadelphia' was an amalgam of high principles and backroom wheeler-dealing, to provide safeguards for the smaller states...

Keith Nurse examines a collection of Indian art at the Powis Castle in Wales.

Esmond Wright examines the American constitution and its workings after two centuries.

Life a moral drama - Richard Ollard, author of the latest study of Clarendon, argues that he was uniquely placed, as both chronicler of and participant in the...

Keith Nurse raises questions about the state of Britain’s hospital buildings.

Elders and betters? Attitudes towards old age in the society of classical Greece were enormously varied and often far from respectful.

Philip Mansel pays tribute to the Musée Napoleon Premier.

Once upon a time... nostalgia for the imagined medieval harmony of the arts, religion and society was a powerful impetus for the aesthetic revival in these areas...

Shelia Fletcher questions the relationship between women and the church from the early nineteenth century.

Christopher Chippindale looks into the religious world of the Turin Shroud.

A myth for all seasons - the treatment through the centuries of Spain's medieval hero as a blend of Robin Hood and King Arthur provides revealing insights into the...

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