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Volume: 40 Issue: 10

Contents of History Today, October 1990

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Special round-up of seasonal offerings from publishers, previewing some of the interesting and intriguing history books newly on the shelves for both the general...

Anita Prazmowska unwinds the tangled skeins of grievance and interest that left the newly-emergent states east of Vienna unsure of who were friends or foes in the...

Christopher Bayly, organiser of a major new exhibition on the British and India at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses its making and the complexities of...

'In my Father's house there are many mansions'... but whether or not they could accommodate Gandhi and Hindu nationalist aspirations was a question that exercised...

Keith M. Brown questions the extent to which humanism and Renaissance courtliness had weaned the Stuart aristocracy from random acts of violence and taking the law...

Hugh David on programmes of war

End or beginning? Catherine Hills discusses how recent archaeology is filling in the gaps in our knowledge of 5th-and 6th-century Britain, fuelling the debate...

Hilary Turner unrolls the life and achievements of a fifteenth-century Florentine humanist whose self-taught efforts at acquiring Greek and wandering the Aegean...

Bernard Crick looks at the cost of historical mediations.

Ann Hills on Trinity House and new uses for lighthouses.


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