Volume 46 Issue 6 June 1996
Maxim Gorky was revered as the leading Russian artist and intellectual associated with the 1917 Revolution throughout the lifetime of the Soviet Union. But did he really approve of Lenin and the Soviet experiment? Orlando Figes reassesses the position of this pivotal figure.
Julia Findlater discusses the increasing appearances of actors and actresses at historical sites.
Richard Cavendish sniffs hallowed turf and delves into real tennis history at Wimbledon's Museum.
John Harbron argues the Austro-Hungarian navy, manned by multi-national crews, not only worked, but worked well in the First World War.
A look into the Henry Ford’s European Conservation Awards, which pays tribute to the history of ordinary life.
White slavery and under-age prostitution - two of the crusades associated with the social reformer Josephine Butler. Her contribution to the self-image of 19th-century women was, however, more complex than the lurid headlines might suggest, argues Trevor Fisher.
Diarmaid MacCulloch reflects on the 'after-life' of Henry VIII's archbishop, burnt at the stake as a Protestant martyr under Mary.
Mark Mazower investigates what happens to children in the aftermath of war and conflict.
A reflection on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a one of Scotland’s most innovative architects.
Patrick Brindle debates over the teaching of history in schools in the twentieth century
A look at a new exhibition in Venice, which shows the flow of culture between East and West in early Greece.
Ian Seymour sheds light on the intriguing cloak-and-dagger voyages of exploration of the comet discoverer.
Diana Webb looks into the pleasures and pitfalls of an early tourist experience.
by Tony Judt - University of California Press, 1992 - x + 348 pp. - £29 (hb). £12 (pb)
The May 1968 Events in France
by Keith A. Reader with Khursheed Wadia - St Martin's Press, 1993 - ix + 210 pp. - £40
In a France where leaders of the right and Left now regularly share institutional power and apparently agree on the parameters of domestic and foreign policy, it is important to remember that not so long ago the term most often used to describe the country’s political condition was civil war.