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What is a “Dear John”? Revealing the untold story of wartime breakup letters
Consult any dictionary of slang and you’ll find a definition something like this: a letter sent to a man (usually in uniform) by his girlfriend, fiancée or wife announcing the end of their relationship. Urban legend adds a further twist. A De…
What it takes to be a king
By 1200 kingship had become the natural from of government across most of western Europe. A royal title denoted antiquity, legitimacy, and the exemplary adherence to shared norms. It conferred distinction upon the individual or family holding it and marke…
Ancient freedoms and modern insights – Myles Burnyeat’s public philosophy
It is difficult to think clearly about freedom. The multiple strands twisted together over time to produce the modern concept result in a tangled notion. That was Myles Burnyeat’s claim, in ‘Ancient Freedoms’, a lecture he first gave in …
British Academy Medal awarded to CUP author David Lowenthal
American historian and geographer David Lowenthal, has won a coveted British Academy Medal in recognition of his book The Past is…
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