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Volume: 60 Issue: 8

Contents of History Today, August 2010

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A solution to the turmoil in the Middle East seems as far away as ever. But, says Martin Gilbert, past relations between Muslims and Jews have often been...

Mike Marqusee revisits S.M. Toyne’s article, The Early History of Cricket, on the origins and growth of the game, first published in History Today in June...

The Royal Institute of International Affairs, better known as Chatham House, celebrates its 90th birthday this summer. Roger Morgan looks at the organisation’s...

The enormous growth in user-generated content made possible by such developments as the wiki, presents exciting opportunities as well as potential perils for...

Shortly before his death, Hyman Frankel, the last surviving member of the team whose work led to the development of the atom bomb, talked to Maureen Paton about...

Editor Paul Lay introduces the August 2010 edition of History Today

Richard Cavendish remembers Henry Hudson's attempted discovery of the Northwest Passage.

Patricia Fara charts the rise in popularity of the history of science.

There is lots of fun in this latest round up of recent historical novels, with derring-do, cross-dressing, biblical plagues and Renaissance geniuses in the mix....

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones recalls the Victorian economist who helped resolve the financial crisis in India after the Mutiny of 1857.

Richard Cavendish remembers the death of an ill-fated medieval Scottish king, on August 3rd 1460.

Almost everything written about and by Kim Philby is wrong, claims Boris Volodarsky. The Soviet spy and his KGB masters sought to exaggerate his successes against...

Editor Paul Lay reads a selection of your correspondence.

The modern Olympic movement was inspired by the classical world. But, says Richard Bosworth, when the Italian capital hosted the Games in 1960, the organisers had...

At the height of the Roman Empire, hundreds of merchant ships left Egypt every year to voyage through the Red Sea into the Indian Ocean, exchanging the produce of...

Richard Cavendish remembers the event that signalled the beginning of the end of the Western Roman empire 

Wilkie Collins’ haunting mystery of false identity and female instability reflected one of the lunacy panics of the age. Sarah Wise looks at three events that...

A project to restore one of the Polish city’s 20th-century monuments has turned into a cultural battleground, writes Roger Moorhouse.

During the Anglo-French conflicts that characterised the 14th century, the Oxford theologian John Wyclif challenged the  ‘un-Christian’ pursuit...

Richard Weight reviews a work on recent British history by Brian Harrison.

Kate Williams reviews a book on the War of 1812 by Jeremy Black.

Chris Wrigley reviews a book on the British mining industry by Geoff Coyle.

Richard J. Evans reviews a book about a 20th century German family, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger.


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