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Volume: 60 Issue: 2

Contents of History Today, February 2010

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R.C. Richardson describes the fortunes of young women driven by poverty into domestic service. A number fell victim to predatory masters and ended up with...

R.C. Richardson describes the fortunes of young women driven by poverty into domestic service in early modern England. A number fell...

Sexually explicit jigs were a major part of the attraction of the Elizabethan, Jacobean and Restoration stage, as Lucie Skeaping explains. 

Little remains of the great North African empire that was Rome's most formidable enemy, because, as Richard Miles explains, only its complete...

The great Russian author drew inspiration from the countryside and explored the practical and spiritual impact of trees on people, as well as on the environment...

America has struggled to reform public healthcare for over 100 years and now has a byzantine, costly system controlled by powerful, money-hungry interest...

The Bamburgh sword, a unique pattern-welded weapon found in Northumbria, has helped shed new light on a critical period of Anglo-Saxon. ...

Ruth Henig reassesses the importance of the League of Nations.

The League of Nations has been much derided as a historical irrelevance, but it laid the foundations for an international court and established bodies that the...

Roger Crowley finds that modern European concerns about Turkey are anticipated in an article by...

The English journalist Walter Bagehot was one of the few commentators to grapple with the constitutional issues behind the the American Civil...

The 2009 Nobel Prize winner for literature is well placed to describe the trials of Eastern European minorities through the maelstrom of the 20th century, writes...

The American soldiers who fought their way through the islands of the Pacific during the Second World War encountered fierce Japanese...


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