Volume 47 Issue 5 May 1997

How The West Saw Medieval Islam

Casting Islam and Muslims as the enemy was crucial in the Crusades, and the context of conflict has colored Christian-Islamic relations since.

Cornish Rebellions, 1497-1648

500 years after their uprising against Henry VII, Mark Stoyle discusses why the Cornish were different - and often rebellious - in Tudor and Stuart England.

Shakespeare and the Nazis

Why did Goering and Goebbels fall out over a performance of Richard III? Gerwin Strobl on this and other intriguing reasons why the Bard mattered to the Third Reich.