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Volume: 52 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 2002

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Arthur of Brittany was captured on August 1st, 1202.

One of the most admired and reviled film makers in the history of cinema was born on August 22nd, 1902.

A hundred years later, Michael Bentley looks back upon the arrival and impact of the Cambridge Modern History.

Andrew Robinson looks at some linguistic puzzles still facing historians.

Jonathan Hughes looks at the significance, in alchemical terms, of this reign, and what the King himself made of alchemical prophecy.

Giles Worsley explains why so many country houses were demolished in the last century.

David Nicholls demonstrates that history, rather than being ‘irrelevant’, is a passport to success in the world of work.

With the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in mind, Nigel Burton looks back at the 1911 Festival of Empire and the concept of an 'Inter-Empire Games.

Robert Pearce examines the latest trends in university history.

On August 11th, 1952, the Jordanian parliament declared that King Talal was suffering from schizophrenia and was unfit to rule and that Hussein was now King of...

Craig Clunas considers what we can learn of the society of Ming China by looking at how paintings were used as gifts.

Simon Kitson highlights the conflicting demands made on the police in postwar France.

Pamela Spencer introduces the new museum on St Helena and provides a brief insight into the history of the island on its 500th anniversary.

Mike Finn looks at the Liverpool press to find out what people back home were told about conditions on the Western Front.

Paul Cartledge sees ancient Spartan society and its fierce code of honour as something still relevant today.

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