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Also in this issue:

  • The Invention of World History
  • Kerensky in Hindsight
  • CSI: China
  • Divine Salomé
  • National Gallery: Uganda
  • On the Spot with Caroline Dodds Pennock
  • Plus: Germanophobia, gay rights, Chile and hermits.


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Selected articles from this issue

By Kate Wiles

A 17th century map by the founder of lunar topography Johananes Hevelius.

By Daniel Asen

The 19th and 20th centuries saw a revolution in Chinese forensic science, when traditional techniques were replaced by new methods from the West. Today, the world confronts another moment of transformation in forensic science.

By Eleanor Parker

Modern Britain is dominated economically, culturally and politically by London, its capital city. It was not always the way, as an examination of medieval texts reveals.

By Eleanor Fitzsimons

Wild yet chaste, impudent and ageless, Sarah Bernhardt was inescapably Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, ‘the most splendid creation’.

By Paul Lay

Where does historical fiction end and ‘proper’ history begin?

By Graham Darby

Alexander Kerensky, the last Russian premier before the Bolsheviks took power, decided to continue the war with Germany. He and his country would pay the price.

By Christine E. Hallett

The work of military nurses at Passchendaele transformed the perception of women’s war service, showing they could perform life-saving work and risk their lives at the front.

By S. Frederick Starr

For most of history, different peoples, cultures and religious groups have lived according to their own calendars. Then, in the 11th century, a Persian scholar attempted to create a single, universal timeline for all humanity.