Volume 41 Issue 10 October 1991
Bovver boys in Athens and Rome? Apparently so, according to Robert Garland, who uncovers tales from life and legend to show how high jinks could turn to blows in the classical world.
Maurice Hilton discovers a message of European cultural unity in a splendid Baroque doorway in Prague.
Our seasonal round-up of the latest history titles from the publishing world, catering for the general reader and the specialist alike.
Christopher Abel on the often dangerous work of academics in Colombia
Tony Judt argues that the new cultural and economic themes taken up by historians of modern Europe have left Marxism as only one of several competitors in Clio's marketplace.
Hugh Dunthorne on how bowls, billiards, skating and other pastimes shed light on the society and culture of the Dutch Golden Age.
Annette Bingham on the discovery of a complex military defence system on Crete
Rosemary Laurent discovers a British outpost in the south Atlantic.
Robert Service looks at how Gorbachev's revolution has left an open agenda for Soviet historians.
Hugh David questions the influence of television series over books.
Akbar Ahmed looks at the legacy of a Moorish past for the present Spain.
Mark Clapson looks at how Victorian morality drove the pleasures of betting underground, and relates the various devices that enabled the working-classes to sustain the reputation of a nation of gamblers.