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Cover: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt



  • Philip Towle
    Will the INF Treaty do any good?

  • Letters
    Christopher Price, Sophie Tomlinson, D.G. Wright, James Drake, J.R. Pole, Paul Clifford

  • Benedict Anderson

    • Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 edited by Nicholas Canny and Anthony Pagden
  • Blair Worden

    • Catholics, Anglicans and Puritans by Hugh Trevor-Roper
    • Archbishop William Laud by Charles Carlton
    • Clarendon and his Friends by Richard Ollard
    • Anti-Calvinists by Nicholas Tyacke
    • Criticism and Compliment: The Politics of Literature in the England of Charles I by Kevin Sharpe
  • John Durant

    • The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
  • Alan Ryan

    • The Culture of Capitalism by Alan Macfarlane
  • Sheldon Rothblatt

    • The History of the University of Oxford. Vol. I: The Early Oxford Schools edited by J.I. Catto
    • The History of the University of Oxford. Vol. III: The Collegiate University edited by James McConia
    • The History of the University of Oxford. Vol. V: The 18th Century edited by L.S. Sutherland and L.G. Mitchell
    • Learning and a Liberal Education: The Study of History in the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester, 1880-1914 by Peter Slee
  • Hugo Williams
    Poem: ‘Self-Portrait with a Speedboat’

  • Roy Porter

    • Granville Sharp Pattison: Anatomist and Antagonist 1791-1851 by F.L.M. Pattison
    • Death, Dissection and the Destitute by Ruth Richardson
  • Robert Crawford

    • The Crisis of the Democratic Intellect by George Davie
  • Robert Crawford
    Poem: ‘The Dalswinton Enlightenment’

  • John Burrows

    • Jane Austen: Her Life by Park Honan
  • J.A. Burrow

    • Old English Meter and Linguistic Theory by Geoffrey Russom
  • Denton Fox

    • Robert Grosseteste: The Growth of an English Mind in Medieval Europe by R.W. Southern
    • Politics, Policy and Finance under Henry III, 1216-1245 by Robert Stacey
  • Rodney Hilton

    • Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies edited by David Cannadine and Simon Price
  • Keith Kyle

    • The Failure of the Eden Government by Richard Lamb
  • Brian Harrison

    • Troublesome People: Enemies of War, 1916-1986 by Caroline Moorehead
    • Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 by Susan Kingsley Kent
    • Women, Marriage and Politics, 1860-1914 by Pat Jalland
    • An Edwardian Mixed Doubles: The Bosanquets versus the Webbs. A Study in British Social Policy, 1890-1929 by A.M. McBriar
  • Ruth Dudley Edwards

  • Galen Strawson

    • The Golden Droplet by Michel Tournier, translated by Barbara Wright
  • Peter Campbell

    • Running with the fox by David Macdonald