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A Most Irksome Matter

Richard J. Evans: Murder in 18th-century Hamburg

6 July 2006
Liaisons Dangereuses: Sex, Law and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great 
by Mary Lindemann.
Johns Hopkins, 353 pp., £23.50, May 2006, 0 8018 8317 2
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... soon began to accumulate; 220 years later, they landed on the desk of an American historian, Mary Lindemann, in the Hamburg state archives. A self-confessed archive junkie, Lindemann has an impressive track record of using little-known and often difficult manuscript sources to reconstruct the everyday life of ...

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