Issue 47 December 2003

A group of second-year students from Southampton University present the results of a collaborative research project.

Joshua Shotton defends a much-maligned statesman.

Orla Finnegan and Ian Cawood show that the reasons for Parnell’s fall in 1890 are not as straightforward as they may appear at first sight.

Robert Pearce outlines the extraordinary career of trade union leader-turned-politician J.H. Thomas.

Geoffrey Roberts assesses Stalin’s changing reputation, 50 years after his death.

Jon Cook identifies the mix of factors that helps explain the Florentine Renaissance.

Robert Carr draws uncomfortable parallels between Christianity and Nazism.

David Williamson explains why events in Berlin twice threatened to unleash a third world war.

Michael Lynch takes a fresh look at the key reform of 19th-century Russia.

Russel Tarr demonstrates how today’s technology can enliven teaching and learning about the past.