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Volume: 41 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 1991

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Nancy Mitford takes a perceptive and ironic look at the reaction of 18th-century French 'society' to the Enlightenment's great philosophe.

Robin Blackburn describes how the message of liberte, egalite, fraternite, acted as crucial catalyst for race and class uprisings in Europe's Caribbean colonies....

Margaret Jervis looks at Professor Martin Bernal's controversial work on Greek prehistory.

Stephen Rigby argues that Marxist analysis has had an underrated role in the social and economic interpretation of the medieval world.

Anthony Seldon considers when and why history ends and current affairs begin.

John Crossland compares the investigative approach of historians and journalists.

Must the historians be morally neutral on the subject he or she investigates? Michael Burleigh offers a personal view.

Julia Simpson on a new museum celebrating the clog shoe

Lions led by donkeys? Britain's most traumatic land offensive of the First World War drew to its conclusion in November 1916. Trevor Wilson and Robin Prior...

From Augustine to Alfred - Janet Backhouse discusses the material evidence and new views that are the backcloth to the major exhibition of Anglo-Saxon art and culture...

Richard Cavendish visits the society dedicated to Britain's great military hero.

Did he fall... or was he pushed? Michael MacDonald investigates the cause celebre of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, found with his throat cut in the Tower...

History Workshop celebrates its birthday

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