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Volume 31 Issue 11 November 1981

'A people's prospects are affected by its image of its past' - Arnold Toynbee presents an exclusive extract from his book on the Greek sense of the past, The Greeks and Their Heritages.

Hegel claimed to know the ultimate purpose of history in the universal sovereignty of reason which Marx – following Hegel – believed a liberated proletariat would establish.

Steven Huebner on the attempts to stage Richard Wagner's works in Paris between the 1870s and 1891.

Keith Robbins begins our special feature on Edwardian Britain, considering the plurality of the Edwardian church, its relations with the state, and its responses to social change.

D.G. Chandler continues our series, looking at the relevance of military history in contemporary training for the armed forces.

November 5th had traditionally provided an outlet for the expression of popular attitudes towards religion in the city of Exeter. In this article Roger Swift examines the particular fervour of the celebrations during the Victorian period despite efforts by the authorities to control them.

A hundred years ago this month the Smoke Abatement Exhibition was held in London. In this article, John Ranlett explains how the exhibition demonstrated the practicality of smoke control equipment and how a century later the efficacy of this can be observed in the city streets.

Maggie Black takes a look at the seasonal celebration of All Saints and serves up a Hallowe'en recipe.

H.J.K. Jenkins shows how, in the eight years following their seizure of the West Indian Island of Martinque from the French, the British had the task of maintaining internal order and restoring the island's prosperity before handing their protectorate back to Napoleon's envoy.

F.M.L. Thompson admires a new cross-Channel collaboration on the history of stations.

An introduction to this month's special feature on Edwardian Britain, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Historical Association.

Kenneth O. Morgan concludes our special feature on Edwardian Britain with a review of the origins of the Labour Party

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