Social mobility and self-invention in the pre-digital age.
Volume 69 Issue 1 January 2019
On 28 January 1393 a party at the French royal residence ended in tragedy.
On the women who made imperial Rome.
Venetian officials sought to stem a ‘plague’ of sodomy by promoting the heterosexual sex trade.
An Icelandic scholar exemplifies the rich cultural exchanges of the Middle Ages.
The story of Afghanistan from the 13th century until the present illuminates why the international intervention that began in 2001 failed to deliver.
Rosalind Franklin’s work was pivotal to one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific discoveries.
A wise and readable narrative history of the United States is a reminder of how tenaciously previous generations have clung to the view that the country is the ‘last, best hope of earth’.
‘The most common misconception about my field is that classicists study a past that no longer impacts on our world today.’
Germany is the country most closely associated with militarism, but Britain has had its militarist moments, too.