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Volume: 46 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 1996

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Chris Townsend focuses on the recent furore surrounding child nude photography and discovers that our forebears were not so camera-shy.

Richard Hodges soaks up the atmosphere at the Temple of Aphrodite, Knidos.

Simon Adams goes through the household accounts of a Tudor courtier to give a revealing insight into his lifestyle and milieu both at and away from Gloriana's...

15th-century ship The Matthew features in the first International Festival of the Sea.

Liz Sagues on how archaeologists are cutting their teeth on the Museum of London Archaeology Service

Sheridan Gilley challenges the notion that ‘truth’ in history is unattainable.

Bill Murray investigates the politics of social housing in the Austrian capital.

Ann Hills introduces a British Council exhibition on Polish-British relations.

Simon Smith questions our image of buccaneers as bloodthirsty opportunists claiming they were often highly organised and efficient businessmen in the waters of the...

David Ellwood discusses America's cultural take-over of Europe in a seemingly innocent Italian 1950s comedy called "Un Americano a Roma". The comedy features a...

Three new books explore the vicissitudes of the Second World War

Charles Harvey and Jon Press examine the aesthetic achievements of the multi-talented and pioneering early Socialist.

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