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Volume: 39 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1989

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Sharp practice or sharp 'prentice? Paul Seaver argues that the tale of how a Bristol notary and his erstwhile trainee fell out and went to court in 1620 tells us...

Charlemagne may have been the first Holy Roman Emperor but what did he do to dispel the 'Dark Ages'? Mary Alberi looks at the work of his leading court...

Alexander Kazhdan considers the influence of totalitarianism and meritocracy in the Byzantine empire – and its relationship to the growth of the Russian and other...

Peter Parker describes the difficulties in writing historical biographies and his effort on writer and editor J.R. Ackerley.

Tony Aldous on the restoration of a mansion of an outstanding early 18th-century Scottish architect.

Rosemary Burton on a handbook for Hadrian's Wall

Clare Thomson on the pace of change in the Baltic States.

Richard Cavendish visits an organisation devoted to the maps and plans of the capital's past.

Ann Hills explores long-term excavations on the ancient Central American civilisation.

A country divided, degenerate and in cultural decline? Robert Oresko examines the changing views historians are developing of Italy between the sixteenth and...

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