The erstwhile emperor continues to attract biographers and readers alike. Laura O’Brien assesses recent work on his life and legacy.
Volume 71 Issue 5 May 2021
A meditative, intensive and sweeping critique of the discipline of history.
We should listen to the voices of the past, for they may surprise us with their relevance.
Robert Burton’s encyclopedic curiosity The Anatomy of Melancholy continues to offer remarkable insights into mental health.
The moral authority Britain gained during the First World War was undermined by the behaviour of the Crown Forces during the Irish War of Independence.
John Brown, the abolitionist firebrand, remains a potent figure in the United States’ febrile politics of race.
A classic work of history, now 20 years old, reminds us of the power of continuing education for all.
A signature in a collection of autographs reveals a story of Indigenous service that extends from Australia to Canada and Trinidad.
Revolutionary soldier or tyrannical emperor? The question is as pertinent now as when Bonaparte died in exile on remote Saint Helena in 1821.
In the aftermath of the Reformation, the authority of the pope depended ever more upon the will of the people.