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Catholic Nuns and Sisters in a Secular Age, Britain 1945-90 / Carmen M. Mangion

Friday, 31 July, 2020

'The most unliberated women in the world'? Carmen M. Mangion complicates the view of Catholic communities out of touch with the modern world, looking at Catholic sisters living at the heart of the turbulent 1960s. Grace Heaton reviews.

Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata / Fariba Zarinebaf

Friday, 31 July, 2020

Mariusz Kaczka reviews this history of a Mediterranean and Black Sea port, which reveals a pluralist society at the heart of European modernity.

Empire and epidemic / Amina Marzouk Chouchene

Friday, 24 July, 2020

Amina Marzouk Chouchene looks at two histories of imperial policy and colonial reactions and where they intersect.

The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder: Mary Toft and Eighteenth-Century England / Karen Harvey

Friday, 17 July, 2020

In the harvest season of 1726, Mary Toft was found to have given birth to 17 rabbits in Godalming, Surrey. Sarah Fox reviews a highly personal story that charts huge social and cultural changes in English history.