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Volume: 58 Issue: 5

Contents of History Today, May 2008

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Robert Gildea describes a new Europe-wide project to investigate the impact of 1968 and its sometimes bitter legacy.

Manus McGrogan traces the radical posters that flowered on the walls of Paris in the spring of 1968, while a new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London offers...

Jim Downs says that the Democrats should blame history for the dilemma they face in having to choose between Clinton and Obama for this year’s presidential...

Clive Gamble revisits the moment at which archaeologists realized that human prehistory was far longer than biblical scholars had imagined; and links this to today...

Roger Howard asks how the discovery of oil affected relations between Britain and Persia in the early twentieth century.

Edmund West looks at attitudes to deafness and the education of the hard of hearing, over the centuries.

 Happenings were the in-thing in the 1960s, and the late 1960s – 1968 specifically – are the in-thing at the moment: so much so that the BBC is devoting a daily...

 

The two dictators met on May 3rd, 1938.

York Membery visits the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres where a new exhibition demonstrates how many countries and cultures were bound up in the First World War...

Anthony Pagden describes how the conflict between Europe and Asia, which began over two millennia ago, hardened into an ideological, cultural and religious struggle...

Mark Holland samples the millions of pages of old newspapers now available online.

Gerard DeGroot takes a critical view of the student protests in Europe and the US in 1968, and the subsequent tendency of the Left to view the events of forty...

David Abulafia, author of the newly published The Discovery of Mankind, considers Columbus’ first encounters with the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean...

Richard Cavendish charts the life of Robespierre, who was born on May 6th, 1758.

Richard Cavendish marks the first day commemorating mothers, on May 10th, 1908.

John Lawton visits the fabled cities of the Silk Road.


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