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Volume 43 Issue 5 May 1993

Michael Rand Hoare probes the truth behind a little-known massacre which is reverberating in Taiwanese politics today.

Alexander the Great has gone down as the wonder of the ancient world with his spectacular career and conquests but, John Grainger argues, a niche ought to be left for the junior general who carved out his own empire from the chaos that followed Alexander's death.

Anne Kershen asks if Docklands residents have always had a rough deal from developers - Victorian as well as 80s.

What was it like to be a 'boiled octopus' in the silk mills of Japan before the First World War? Janet Hunter looks at the life and conditions of the women who bore the brunt of Japan's rapid industrialisation.

Robert Stradling presents an intriguing new interpretation as to who the legendary Lothario actually was, and lifts the lid on questions of conspiracy and sexual identity in 17th-century Spain.

Martin Murphy unravels the tale of the fake nobleman and friar-turned-journalist who enmeshed Britain's Foreign Secretary in his intrigues during the Napoleonic War.

Akbar Ahmed looks at the passion and theology behind the great monument to love.

Anthony McElligott argues that municipal confrontation and the decline of civic virtue in the 20s and 30s played an important part in letting the Nazis rise to power in Germany.

Greg Walker reassesses the evidence for believing that Lollard 'known men' and other evangelicals acted as the underground army that undermined the medieval Catholicism of Henry VIII's church.