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Volume 57 Issue 11 November 2007

The Spanish government managed by the Duke of Lerma was forced to declare a moratorium on its debts on November 19th, 1607.

The Duke of Orleans was assassinated on November 23rd, 1407.

The artist Angelica Kauffman died on November 5th, 1807, aged sixty-six.

The Spanish government managed by the Duke of Lerma was forced to declare a moratorium on its debts on November 19th, 1607.

The Duke of Orleans was assassinated on November 23rd, 1407.

The artist Angelica Kauffman died on November 5th, 1807, aged sixty-six.

Julie Kerr looks at the role of hospitality to the Benedictine community between the years 1066 to 1250, and how monks and nuns sought to fulfil their monastic obligations in this respect  without impeding their ideals.

Hitler’s armed forces included many thousands of men of Jewish origin. How did this come about, and what were their military experiences like? Josie Dunn and Roger Morgan have studied the letters sent home to Germany by Medical Orderly Kurt Herrmann, who was one of these men, an unusual and reluctant young soldier who was a part of the army that invaded Russia.

John Shepherd says it’s time to reappraise the political reputation of Ramsay MacDonald.

Archaeology continues to be an irresistible lure to publishers, broadcasters and the general public. The 1990s saw an extraordinary number of spectacular finds across the globe and equally spectacular revelations from ever more sophisticated lab techniques. Brian Fagan, who has taught archaeology since the 1960s, reviews the brave new world of modern archaeological discovery.

Archaeology continues to be an irresistible lure to publishers, broadcasters and the general public. And the last fifteen years have seen an extraordinary number of spectacular finds across the globe and equally spectacular revelations from ever more sophisticated lab techniques. Brian Fagan, who has taught archaeology since the 1960s, reviews the brave new world of modern archaeological discovery.

China and Rome were the two great economic superpowers of the Ancient World. Yet their empires were separated by thousands of miles of inhospitable terrain, dramatically reducing the opportunities for direct communication. Raoul McLaughlin investigates.

Author and journalist Jonathan Fenby explains what started him on an endless journey of exploration into China’s past.

Continuing his series on how cartoonists have seen events great and small, Mark Bryant looks at the coverage of one of ‘Victoria’s little wars’.

Suzanne Bardgett, director of the Holocaust Exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum, describes the setting up of the Srebrenica Memorial Room at the scene where the Bosnian genocide of July 1995 began to unfold.

In the latest of our articles on climate change and the study of history, Mark Levene makes an impassioned plea for historians to leave the comfort zone and spell out where globalism is taking the planet – before it is too late.

Martin Kemp explores the complex and ambiguous relationships between humans and animals in their depictions by artists, and investigates the ways in which animal characteristics have been used to mirror human foibles.

The young Pharaoh has gripped peoples’ imagination and changed lives. Desmond Zwar looks at the career of the man who claimed to have spent seven years living in the tomb, guarding it while Howard Carter examined its contents.

Pilgrimages were among the earliest forms of historical travelling, and they remain popular in many parts of the world. Alex Koller tries Japan’s most famous Buddhist pilgrimage.

Kevin Desmond looks for records of a little-known French inventor who rivalled Thomas Edison.

Simon Maghakyan describes the destruction of a vital part of the heritage and early history of Armenians.

Martin Bell, famous for his BBC reports from the war in Bosnia in the 1990s, celebrates the life and work of the man whom modern war reporters admire the most, The Times’ man in the Crimea, W.H. Russell.