Volume 42 Issue 4 April 1992

Details of a new exhibition on Pompeii in London

 Dedicated followers of fashion – or senders of coded messages via the doublet, codpiece and hose? Lois Banner mounts an intriguing investigation of how male clothing reflected changing images of power, gender and sexuality in medieval Europe.

Paul Dukes introduces a major series on the 1890s.

Hugh David sifts ‘real history’ from anniversary-itis.

Si Fullinwider analyses how the nineteenth-century values of sexless 'respectability' were challenged by the ambiguities stirred up by Freud's delving into the unconcious.

David Buttery considers the Warwick Vase, its origins, wanderings and greenhouse home.

Money makes the world go round - in Lyndon Johnson's case the Yankee dollar was seen as a means of buttressing Britain's new mid-60s Labour government as an ally of the US east of Suez and relieving pressure on its other commitments. Diane Kunz looks at how the connections were made.

Ann Hills discovers a feast of Welsh flowers amid the history of a working-class town

A new exhibition at the Ashmolean which questions the experience of museum visiting.

Daniel Pick looks at change, melodrama and decay in the creative work of the artists of the Fin de Siècle 1890s period.

Mike Pavasovic puts in a word for Serbia's wartime Cetniks.

Steve Humphries unlocks the taboo histories of the disabled and handicapped.

As discussion grows about defence post Cold War, Martin Dedman and Clive Fleay look at an abortive 1950s plan for a 'European Army'.