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Easy Writing?

Stevie Davies: Into Suez: Parthian Press, Cardigan 2010 Usually, historians are unwilling to recommend historical novels: we tend to see them as ‘easy writing’, and we’re quick to point out their anachronisms and errors. However, occasionally, an exceptional novelist writes … Continue reading

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Symbols of Oppression?

Graduate Prizewinners in History, 2010 Hijabs and headscarves have made headlines all over Europe recently. Is the Islamic veil a security threat, a symbol of oppression, a rejection of modernity? What can a historian add to this debate? In her … Continue reading

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History Cinema: “Waltz with Bashir”

The Israeli “Apocalypse Now” image src=”http://historydivision.blogs.southwales.ac.uk/files/2010/3/6/waltz-with-bashir-001-433.jpg” Introduction and Screening: Tuesday 9th March In 1982, Israel launched “Operation Peace for Galilee” and invaded the Lebanon. There followed one of the worst atrocities of the Arab-Israeli conflict: the massacre of hundreds, perhaps … Continue reading

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