Volume 43 Issue 7 July 1993
Every commune had to have one - Diana Webb explains how the cult of a holy man or woman and civic PR went hand-in-hand in medieval Italy.
Why did the US army in wartime Britain try to get a Lancashire dance-hall declared 'out of bounds' to a young West Indian? Janet Toole describes an episode - and the brave stand taken by the dance-hall owner – that revealed Uncle Sam's unease about the mixing of black and white.
John Powell chronicles the activities of a Midlands ring of counterfeiters whose activities open a window on the economic and social ambiguities of late Georgian England.
Keith Nurse explores the findings of a post excavations studies carried out on an ancestral burial ground in Warwickshire.
The history of the controversy over People's Park in Berkeley CA is discussed. The 1960s saw the beginnings of the health consciousness movement - natural food, exercise, relaxation.
Mary Beard looks at the new ways of thinking about what life was like for women in Greece and Rome.
Gary Rawnsey puts in a plea for greater recognition of radio monitoring as a historical source.
An article about a project in exploring Jewish instrumental music
Iain Smith looks at how teaching history is being turned upside down in South Africa today.
Roderick Phillips considers if marriages were ever made in heaven.
When the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1931, resistance came not from the Chinese government, but from plucky local groups who waged guerrilla war, Anthony Coogan uncovers their little-known story and explains why it remained so.