New College of the Humanities

Volume 33 Issue 6 June 1983

Douglas Johnson asks what political or military intrigues lay behind the sudden recall to power, twenty-five years ago this month, of Charles de Gaulle, the wartime leader of the Free French.

Gladiatorial shows turned war into a game, preserved an atmosphere of violence in time of peace, and functioned as a political theatre which allowed confrontation between rulers and ruled.

Daniel Bertaux presents an oral history of a traditional French industry.

Alan Sked surveys the historiographical treatment of the notoriously long-winded Habsburg politician.

Sallie Purkis shows how oral history sources were used by schoolchildren in a Cambridge local history project.

The Hundred Years War was fought on French soil. What effects did this have on the lives of the rural French communities?

Paul Thompson looks at the newest and oldest form of history.

Jeffrey Daniels wants museum-going to be a more selective activity.