Peter Mandler explains how the anthropologist Margaret Mead, author of best-selling studies of ‘primitive’ peoples, became a major influence on US military thinking during the Second World War.
The heritage debate of the 1980s was spurred by the apparently paradoxical coincidence of deindustrialisation: Thatcher’s drive to modernise and...
Global history has become a vigorous field in recent years, examining all parts of the empires of Europe and Asia and moving beyond the confines of ‘top-down’ diplomatic history, as Peter Mandler explains.
Peter Mandler gives a fairly short introduction to ‘Very Short Introductions’
Biography of the classical Oxford scholar
First and foremost was sexual radicalism: it had been his strong homosexual feelings, and the poetic language
Commerce, Consumption, and Civil Society in Modern Britain
Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.
Paul Langford is a phenomenon. For the last few years, he has been dashing about the country as first Chairman and Chief Executive of the Arts and...
The Parisian lives in a flat, the Londoner in a house; the Parisian is communal, promiscuous and revolutionary, the Londoner private, puritanical...