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The ‘hands-on’ parenting style, so often thought to be unique to modern western society, has deep roots in the family life of the Middle Ages, argues Rachel Moss.

Paul Ginsborg is well known as a political activist in, and historian of, modern Italy. Now he has essayed a massive comparative exploration of...

Hugh Gault charts the long-running debate over the privatisation of the Post Office amid rising competition and shifting political agendas.

The latest book from Judith Flanders...

Once among the least monitored nations in the world, Britain is now probably the most watched. Why do Britons make so little fuss about this erosion of their ancient liberties, asks Bernard Porter?

In this scholarly but immensely readable book Matt Cook explores the domestic interiors of homosexual men at various times from the end of the...

Since Tudor times, and for four centuries, writes Ian Bradley, the observance of the Sabbath was strictly enjoined by Government regulation.

Anthony Babington describes life in an eighteenth century London prison for felons, debtors and rebels.

To deal with revolutionary violence and social unrest, writes Patricia Wright, the Tsar granted one of his generals almost dictatorial powers.

Walter L. Arnstein offers a study of the movement for female emancipation, from the 1860s until 1918.

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