Volume 35 Issue 7 July 1985

Eight historians ask what constitutes diplomatic history.

Long before Mussolini drained the Pontine Marshes, a Socialist Co-operative set to work reclaiming the land around Ostia at the mouth of the River Tiber.

Douglas Johnson recounts the life of the infamous French army captain.

A spectre which haunts many historians, whether of art or of science, is the forgery.

Visiting a country with a different relationship to history than one's own is a kind of time-travel, thinks Linda Colley on a recent lecture tour to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Colin Platt on the Architecture of late Medieval Monastic Houses

'A re-banished Jewry weeping beside the waters of Modern Babylon'. Between 1880 and 1914 the mass exodus of Jews from Russia and Poland fled hunger and persecution and came west.

It was not only the Jews who fled from Tsarist persecution in the late 19th century. Immigrants from Lithuania came to Scotland en route for the United States and many stayed.