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John Mason describes the convoluted way in which Hungary has publicly celebrated its history through all the vicissitudes of its recent past.

Peter Gray and Kendrick Oliver review the debate surrounding the commemoration of historical disasters.

Volume: 51 Issue: 2 2001

John Mason describes the convoluted way in which Hungary has publicly celebrated its history through all the vicissitudes of its recent past.

Volume: 50 Issue: 3 2000

Ted Cowan visits the new Museum of Scotland and considers its implications for the nation’s view of itself.

Volume: 49 Issue: 2 1999

A Jewish-born Carmelite nun murdered at Auschwitz and due to be canonised by the Pope in October, is claimed to have been betrayed to the Nazis by a high-ranking Benedictine monk.

Volume: 48 Issue: 10 1998

Mariya Sevela gathers oral recollections from the people of Karafuto, a Japanese colony on the island of Sakhalin from 1905 until the arrival of the Soviet army forty years later.

Volume: 48 Issue: 1 1998

David Mayall chronicles the uneasy relations between gypsies and the British establishment.

Volume: 42 Issue: 6 1992

Damien Gregory reports on protests surrounding the explorer's quincentenary celebrations.

Volume: 41 Issue: 12 1991

Geoffrey Parker asserts that the enduring English view of Philip “the Prudent” is clouded by libellous sectarianism and bad history.

Volume: 29 Issue: 12 1979

G.W.S. Barrow writes that, although he died six hundred and fifty years ago, Robert the Bruce remains a symbol of Scotland’s identity.

Volume: 29 Issue: 12 1979

During the mid-nineteenth century, writes Stuart D. Goulding, Judge James McDonald, a Westchester attorney with a keen interest in the past, collected from a large number of elderly survivors their personal recollections of the American Revolutionary War as it had affected ordinary men and women.

Volume: 29 Issue: 7 1979

In the New Testament layers of tradition overlay accounts of John the Baptist. J.K. Elliott describes how these accounts were imposed by writers who altered historical details to suit their own doctrinal ends.

Volume: 28 Issue: 3 1978

Europe knew little about black Africa, writes Steven R. Smith, until the trading voyages of the late sixteenth century.

Volume: 27 Issue: 1 1977

Victory over the tribesmen on the North-west frontier of British India, writes James Lunt, is still commemorated by Sikh regiments.

Volume: 27 Issue: 4 1977

David Chandler describes how visiting old battlefields has become a holiday attraction for many tourists besides old soldiers.

Volume: 26 Issue: 11 1976

Roger Pilkington describes how the Swedish poet, historian and philosopher, Erik Gustaf Geijer, made a tour of England when acting as a private tutor.

Volume: 25 Issue: 4 1975

Diana Orton introduces the lady described by the Prince of Wales as, ‘after my mother, the most remarkable woman in the Kingdom.’

Volume: 25 Issue: 4 1975

Joanna Richardson explains how, in Brazil, Damascus and Trieste Isabel Burton accompanied her husband on many of his travels and was his devoted business manager.

Volume: 25 Issue: 5 1975

Michael Grant describes how, in the year 30 B.C. one of the most remarkable women who have ever lived, Cleopatra, the Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt, perished by her own hand.

Volume: 21 Issue: 8 1971

Ivan Morris asserts that, among the legends of the prehistoric Japanese past, it is the aura of failure and tragedy surrounding his end that establishes Yamato Takeru as a model hero.

Volume: 21 Issue: 9 1971

J.J. Saunders describes how the Mongolian past has been drawn by both sides into twentieth-century disputes between Russia and China.

Volume: 20 Issue: 6 1970

George Woodcock describes how, during the centuries after his death, Alexander became many things to many peoples and in countries often distant from those that saw his exploits.

Volume: 20 Issue: 11 1970

David G. Chandler offers a study in fact and fiction about a famous Napoleonic campaign.

Volume: 17 Issue: 5 1967

A.P. Ryan describes how, each Easter, the Irish Republic commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the April Rising in Dublin when a short-lived Provisional Government of the Republic was proclaimed.

Volume: 16 Issue: 4 1966

John Raymond offers the picturesque records of an amiable spendthrift who lived through the greater part of one of the most eventful centuries of English history.

Volume: 14 Issue: 1 1964

Philip Thody critically re-examines both the record and his legend of this attractive ill-fated young man, the most fashionable of French revolutionary heroes.

Volume: 8 Issue: 6 1958

“It is time that the abuse of his enemies should be appreciated in its true light, and not accepted as impartial history merely because they happened to be distinguished men.” By Theodore Zeldin.

Volume: 8 Issue: 2 1958

James Joll attempts to unearth the deep roots of modern Germany.

Volume 3: Issue: 9 1953

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