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Edward Ranson describes how a 17-day political dogfight in New York revealed the faults in American society in the Roaring Twenties.

Cecilia O'Leary looks at how national identity was repaired following the fratricidal traumas of the American Civil War.

Louis Crompton argues that male love and military prowess went hand in hand in classical Greece.

Omer Bartov traces the impact of people's armies from Napoleon to the First World War and beyond.

David Armitage looks at the Bank's founder and his contribution to the Financial Revolution that arguably launched Britain on the road to economic pre-eminence....

Ann Hughes reviews two new studies

Todd Gray and Mark Stoyle take a look at a map discovered in Plymouth of the sieges of the Civil War.

Four histories on the shaping of modern Britain.

David Rooney argues that Chindit commander Orde Wingate has had his Burma campaign unfairly judged by military establishments.

Brian Holden Reid reviews two new works on aspects of military history

Was Napoleon's escape from his first exile unwittingly aided by his erstwhile opponents from Albion? Katharine MacDonogh weighs up the enigmatic response that...

Ellen Meiksins Wood analyses democracy's historical progress and tots up the balance sheet for the present day.

Max Beloff review two books on the great historian

Barry Strauss looks at the contrasts and similarities between the city-states and the 'land of the free'.

Donald Cameron Watt on American and Russian relations

Tony Aldous investigates the findings of researchers at Southampton University and colleagues at Amsterdam’s University academic centre into the effects of...

Warwick Bray reviews a new illustrated edition of a Colonial 'Domesday Book' for the Aztec world.

Michael Leech looks into the work going on at archaeological site Hamptonne property in Jersey.

Our seasonal round-up of the latest history titles from the publishing world catering for the general reader and specialist alike.

Peter Fowler looks at the varied spiritual and physical landscapes of a twenty-eight-and-a-half acre site in Wiltshire which contains one of the most important...

Peter Ling reviews two new books on vices

Obedience, modesty, taciturnity – all hallmarks of the archetypal 'good woman' in colonial New England, But did suffering in silence invert tradition and give the...

Richard Shone looks at the foray into portraiture of a leading British artist and reflects on the tensions of painter-patron relations in the cultural climate of...

Barbara Schreier offers a fascinating insight into how the dress, customs and attitudes of Jewish women escaping pogroms in Eastern Europe altered as part of their...

A tribute to the Blackpool tower which celebrates its 100th birthday this summer.

A digest of books to coincide with the celebrations

Tam Dalyell reviews two new works on the troubled Balkan region

Has Britain been de-industrialising since 1945? Robert Millward weighs up the evidence for and against - with some surprising conclusions.

Ann Hills investigates the findings of the British Waterways Architectural survey.

Robin Cormack reviews these two new books

Helen Davidson on a new search into recovering Charles I's treasure boat.

Lesley Beaumont looks at how children's games were not just seen as pastimes but as active stimuli to learning and good citizenship in the world of Plato and...

Elizabeth Marvick highlights the similarities of allegation and opposition to two embattled American presidents - Thomas Jefferson and Bill Clinton.

Ian Fitzgerald examines the benefits of accessing British History now available on CD-ROM.

Robert Thorne on when, and if, Britain’s modern buildings should be listed as historic.

Mark Meigs uncovers a fascinating initiative enacted in France at the end of the First World War designed to turn American soldiers into students empowered with...

Reunion of the June 1944 armada

Karl Hack on the links between dams and decolonisation and the ups and downs of Anglo-Malaysian relations.

Richard Pflederer on the technological and cartographical advances of the early modern naval powers of Holland and England

Frank McDonough reviews

Richard Barber reviews two books on medieval Europe

Simon Adams assesses new books on the Dutch Revolt

Three new works on the ancient world

Were the 'barbarians' who shored up Rome's armies and frontiers the empire's salvation or doom?

Iain R. Smith explores a new study on South African history

Three new books from David Cannadine, Geoffrey Elton and Roy Porter

Glenn Richardson profiles the French king's relationship with Henry VIII and the cultural PR and diplomacy that went with it.

How the Livery companies of London prepare to show they are ready for the millennium

Ian Locke ponders on how careless we have been in the past in the wake of the Matrix-Churchill Iraq supergun affair.

Crispin Robinson reviews

Michael Leech examines the new look for the London transport museum.

Dick Geary reviews three new works on the Third Reich

Annette Bingham looks into the archaeological findings of Hong Kong's Bronze Age.

John Springhall finds 1950s echoes in the current controversy about children and horror videos.

Valery Rees surveys the life of the ruler who put 15th-century Hungary on the map, both culturally and geographically, but whose efforts may have put an...

Judith Rice on a sixteenth-century sect in the modern world.

John Morrill reviews three new books on the English Revolution

Richard Vinen explores two studies of wartime France

Simon Schaffer reviews two new books

Keith Feldman explores the multi period sites in northern Israel dating from the Iron Age to the late Byzantine era.

Felix Barker investigates the revival of Lauderdale House.

Ian Bradley explores

Cherry Barnett investigates the tiny colony of Macau located west of Hong Kong as Lisbon prepares to relinquish its title as 1994 European city of culture.

Nicholas Young looks at how tribalism and the dominance of Hastings Banda has marked Malawi history and future prospects.

Nick Crafts looks at political factors in the chequered history of British economic performance since the high noon of mid-Victorian Britain.

Richard Cavendish discovers the riches and Diaspora and beyond in the Manchester Jewish museum.

We may all know about Nefertiti, but what was life like for the less-famous women of ancient Egypt? Joyce Tyldesley describes the restraints and freedoms operating...

Has our image of Henry VIII's elder daughter as 'Bloody Mary', burning Protestants and unhappily married to Philip of Spain, clouded our assessment of how close...

Helen Davidson on how mining history is in jeopardy.

Panikos Panayi reviews the latest

Three new books exploring African history and colonialism

Explanation about the myth history of Middle Ages Switzerland.

How did Hitler's armies try and persuade the occupied populations of the Soviet Union to live with their new regime? British military historian John Erickson...

Liz Sagues investigates the book, In search of Neanderthals, which was named archaeological book of the year in 1994.

Ronnie Landau looks at the latest charges of genocide over Bosnia and wonders how often history must repeat itself.

Wild Bill Hicock and wagon trains - familiar images of pioneer spirit, but a more complex and less triumphalist view of how the American frontier moved West is...

Ann Hills on conflict in trust at Orford Ness

New books focussing on the working class

The latest books on 19th- and 20th-Century Europe

Alistair Hennessy on the Regency North Wales family whose country seat was built on the profits from the slave plantations of the Caribbean.

Richard Cavendish muses on the 'stuffed' of history in the animal kingdom in Bodmin Moor.

Crime and the 60s at the Open University

Geoffrey Crossick reviews three new books on society in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

90th birthday of the eminent History Today contributor

Philip Davies examines how People Power has come to the fore via citizen initiatives in recent American history.

Christina Walkley looks at how the triumphs and tragedies of pioneer women on the trail West can be traced in their patchwork quilts.

Home movies for the Museum of the Moving Image

Two new studies of aspects of Irish history

Bruce Martin on whether nostalgia or modernism will win out in plans to reshape the centre of Berlin.

Richard Weight charts how the threat from Hitler galvanised opinion-formers into embracing a past and culture they had previously scorned.

J.R. Lander reviews two new works on the medieval monarch

Ann Hills investigates Romania's rural rescue scheme.

What did medieval contemporaries think of military orders such as the Knights Hospitaller and Teutonic Knights? Helen Nicholson investigates.

Charles W. Mann assesses two books on finance and banking

Angela Morgan considers the effects of recent upheavals at the Science Museum.

Sir Alan Harris recalls the role of the artificial harbours in securing victory in Europe over the Nazis.

Dan Wylie looks at the myths and realities of nineteenth century Zulu nationhood and their resonance in the new South Africa today.

Richard Ollard looks at the rise and fall of Sherborne Castle.

E. Hall looks at the methods used in ancient Greece to court public opinion in the light of the modern media and messages of democratic politics today.

Our seasonal round-up of the latest history titles from the publishing world catering for the general reader and specialist alike.

Xinzhong Yao examines the prospects for Christianity in China based on past performance.

Exploration of a new museum opening in Lausanne on the Roman settlement in the area

Were art and religion inevitable victims of war? David Colvin and Richard Hodges discuss the action and the issues it raised - including testimony from a surviving...

Terry Gourvish reviews three books on employment in America.

Brian Reid reviews

Steven Parissien reviews

Michael Bonavia on the long-delayed link between Britain and the Continent.

R.A. Markus looks into a work on the history of the early Church.

Diana Webb looks at the miracles and saints populating the basilica of the San Frediano in Lucca.

François Hartog on how urban living has coincided with the advocacy of popular rule from Plato through to Machiavelli, Rousseau and 20th-century sociologists....

Peter Higgs looks at how a monumental Hellenistic statue sheds light on culture, religion and identity in Roman North Africa.

Bill Wallace looks at the mixed inheritance of democratic ideas in Mother Russia and beyond as possible auguries for the future of the regimes that have succeeded...

Fernando Cervantes explores the conversion process from polytheistic human sacrifice to devotion to the Mother Church.

Patrick O'Brien assess the devastating impact of the 'war to end all wars' on an international economic order that had seemed, pre-1914, relatively sturdy.

Richard Cavendish and the leitmotiv of lost innocence at Elgar's birthplace and museum near Worcester.

Eric Evans looks at the industrial and economic backdrop to the developments of Britain's Welfare State. 

Did the British state help the UK's transformation into a position of world industrial dominance? Were 'gentlemen capitalists' or no-nonsense industrialists fawned...

Ralph Houlbrooke reviews two new books on social history

Tim Knox looks at how the explosion of interest in all things Chinese in 18th-century Britain found a centrepiece in the royal gardens of George III.

Alec Betterton explains how a timber-framed hall opens a window onto the piety and economics of a Suffolk market town in the 1520s.

Donald Barnes reviews two new works on historical religious figures

David Garner investigates the work of an archaeological team in their hunt in St Albans.

Christian Hesketh reviews

Catherine Hills examines two books focussing on Britain in the Middle Ages

Ian McBride reviews

Bruce Lenman looks at the colonial resonances of the Magazine Building, Williamsburg.

Middle Ages Europe

An absurd procession of chivalry or mad mass charges? Analysis of fighting in the Middle Ages has become more subtle than either of these scenarios, argues Sean...

Michael Burleigh reviews two new books on Nazism.

Ralph Harrington looks at the paranoias that railway travel stirred up as it spread across the 19th century.

Anthony Milton reviews two books on Charles I

Diarmaid MacCulloch reviews

Paul Hennessy talks of his two unsound heroes in history in the inaugural lecture of the Longman-History Today awards

Three new works on the period of the English Revolution.

David Edgerton accentuates the positive in looking at the story of British technology in the 20th century.

Christy Anderson reviews two new books on architecture

The modern history of the United States

Two new books on the Tudor dynasty

Frank Nowikowski investigates missing paintings mysteriously found after the Second World War.

Frank McDonough looks at two new works on post-war Germany

Andrew Allen looks at one of the bizarre fairground attractions of Georgian England and the fate of its practitioners.

Andrew Wilton discusses a picture that shows the great landscape painter in a role removed from his stereotype, and which tells us much about the changing mores...

Three new books on gender

Denise Silvester-Carr plays tribute to Tower Bridge as it celebrates its 100th birthday.

Heroes or villains? Stewart Russell looks at the Indian after-life of American Civil War generals.

Robert Martin places the great American radical writer in the philosophical and sexual context of his time.

Robert Oresko reviews two books on Renaissance Italy.

Harry Hearder argues that language has been a help rather than a hindrance in Italy's past and present struggle to achieve political and psychological unity.


Susan Cole looks at how, though formally excluded from the political process, Athena's sisters nevertheless made their mark.

Social and religious studies from the 16th century

Brent Shaw offers a reassessment of the women martyrs and heroines whose activities on behalf of the faith provoked unsettled admiration from the church fathers....

How easy or safe was it for women who travelled - often alone - in the new American republic? Patricia Cline Cohen charts their progress - and perils - and the way...

Theo Barker looks at how Britain innovated and kept ahead of her international competitors before the Great War.

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