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Editorial (full text)


List of contributors: (full text)




Dowry and Marriage in the City of Guanajuato, Mexico during the Colonial Period

Jose Luis Caño (University of Seville) (full text)


Liberty by Trial: John Stuart Mill, the American Civil War and the Ethics of Foreign Intervention 

Robert Nelson (St. Antony's College, Oxford) (full text)


Byzantines in the Florentine polis: Ideology, Statecraft and Ritual during the Council of Florence 

Stuart M. McManus (University of Manchester) (full text)


The Cold War and its Impact on the Evolution of the Kashmir Crisis, 1947-48 

Rakesh Ankit (St. Hilda's College, Oxford) (full text)

Emancipation in the West Indies and the Freedom to Toil: Manual Labor and Moral Redemption in Transatlantic Antislavery Discourse 

Benjamin Weber (Brown University) (full text)




Dangerous Acquisitions? An Examination of History's Appropriation and Utilization of Ritual Theory 

Laura M. Carlson (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) (full text)


OUHS Activities

David Starkey at the OUHS 

Report by Tom Barker (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) (full text)


The JOUHS Interview


Lluis Maria de Puig I Oliver, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 'There is no such a thing as a single history of Europe' 

Interviewed by Graciela Iglesias Rogers, co-editor JOUHS (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) (full text)


Book Reviews

On the Inconstancy of Witches, by Pierre de Lancre. Edited and translated by Gerhild Scholz Williams (Tempe, 2006)

Reviewed by Jan Machielsen (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) (full text)


Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism, by Christopher Leslie Brown (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006)  

Reviewed by Richard Huzzey (Yale University)  (full text)


Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London, by Gillian Russell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) 

Reviewed by Benjamin Heller (Keble College, Oxford) (full text)

The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England, by Ian Forrest (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2005) 

Reviewed by Mark Koyama (Wadham College, Oxford) (full text)


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