Bill Wallace looks at the anniversary of the Prague Spring in 1968.
Volume 38 Issue 8 August 1988
Alexander Johnson on how changes in the Manpower Services Commission will impact on state-run projects.
Annette Bingham traces the status of a synagogue in the Far East
Sun, sea, sand and ... salesmanship. Nigel Yates describes the mixture served up by English coastal resorts to lure the visitor to a cornucopia of attractions before the days of the package holiday abroad.
Were the Germans justified in executing a British merchant captain for ramming a U-boat in March 1915? Phyllis Hall considers a curious episode from the First World War.
J.S. Cummins considers the impact of syphilis on the 16th-century world – a tale of rapid spread, guilt, scapegoats and wonder-cures, with an uncomfortable modern resonance.
Judith Herrin considers the Jekyll-and-Hyde output of Justinian's court historian, alternately respectful official chronicler and tabloid-style exposer of imperial scandal.
The grandest African ruins south of the Sahara and the enigmatic discovery of Ming China there.
A small, far-away country, but one whose tangled relations with its neighbours, Ian Armour suggests, lead inexorably to the debacle of 1914.