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Volume: 59 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 2009

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As a new installation at the National Gallery recreates Amsterdam’s red-light district, Melanie Abrams traces the history of Dutch liberalism.

Military concerns drove the development of nuclear weapons. But a by-product of this huge deployment of scientific resources by the US and the UK was an upsurge in...

The messages sent by British soldiers of the First World War to their loved ones back home have long been valued for what they tell us about daily life in the...

A major new book and BBC television series tell the long, complex and often surprising history of Christianity. Writer and presenter Diarmaid MacCulloch talks about...

Mark Bryant looks at the rich tradition of cartoons and caricatures inspired by the Gunpowder Plot.

Paul Lay introduces the 11th edition of our 59th volume.

The natural philosopher and scientist Robert Boyle was revered in his time for his pioneering enquiry into a wide range of natural phenomena.Yet within half a...

A century ago, the British authorities in India passed a series of reforms that they hoped would appease the subcontinent’s increasingly confident political...

A selection of your correspondence.

Jeremy Black examines A.J.P.Taylor’s account of the Crimean War, published...

A revolution in sociability took place among the genteel and ‘middling’ classes of 18th-century England, as visiting friends of similar social status became a leisure...

The careers of the three Kennedy brothers defined the politics of America in the 1960s, a decade that began amid vigour and optimism and ended in scandal and...

Andrew Robinson reviews a collection by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans

The French president’s decision to introduce a competitive Anglo-Saxon model for research funding has led to mass revolt. But few disagree that Gallic higher...

An idea promoted by Pope Urban II at the end of the 11th century continues to resonate in modern poliltics. Jonathan Phillips traces the 800-year history of ‘...

Michael Scott looks at how a time of crisis in the fourth century BC proved a dynamic moment of change for women in the Greek world.

Richard Davenport-Hines reviews a title from Miranda Carter

David Souden reviews a book by Robert Harbison

The public unveiling of an extraordinary collection of Anglo-Saxon metalwork was reported in a crass and trivial way, says Justin Pollard. He considers its true...


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