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ISSN 1749-8155

Review Date: 
31 Dec 2000

How does one define widowhood? In spite of its widespread acceptance, the classic definition of widowhood as the phase of marriage following the death of one of the partners is never entirely satisfactory.

Review Date: 
31 Dec 2000

Crime and the law, particularly during the period of the Hanoverian Bloody Code, has been a popular area of research for a quarter of a century.

Review Date: 
1 Dec 2000

With 'The Korean War' Peter Lowe returns to the subject of the 1950-53 south-east Asian conflict which he argues could have flared up into the third world war of the twentieth century (see also Peter Lowe 1986).

Review Date: 
1 Dec 2000

The average historian steps with some trepidation into the murky territory that lies on the borderlands of philosophy and literary criticism.

Review Date: 
30 Nov 2000

This, Rebecca Spang's first book, is the well-merited recipient of the Thomas J. Wilson prize, awarded by Harvard University Press to the best book it publishes in a given year.

Review Date: 
1 Nov 2000

As David Nash correctly observes in the opening sentence of his stimulating study of the history of blasphemy in modern Britain, 'In modern British society each successive generation complacently congratulates itself that blasphemy is a curious and even fascinating anachronism.' Yet each generation, including our own, is apt to discover that, far from

Review Date: 
1 Nov 2000

For some time we have been waiting for an accessibly written, archivally rich, and theoretically informed social history of East Germany. Corey Ross's first book scores very highly on all counts, presenting an invigorating bottom-up history of the GDR in its two formative decades.

Review Date: 
1 Nov 2000

Hanna Diamond's study of women in occupied France and the period immediately following the Liberation represents a considerable achievement and an invaluable contribution to scholarship on how French women responded to the hardships, upheavals and conflicts of wartime occupation.

Review Date: 
1 Nov 2000

Over the past three decades the North of Ireland has been plagued by injustice.

Review Date: 
1 Nov 2000

The appearance of a new collection of essays from Professor Nelson merely needs to be signalled for its importance to be apparent.

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