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Sally Christmas reflects on the importance of diverse literature in the current political climate

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The historical Project 1917 is bringing new life to the Russian Revolution, writes Lucy Enderby

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Iraq is not a twentieth century Crusade

Oxford historian Christopher Tyerman delivers a polemic speech against rhetorical comparisons between the war on terror and the crusades

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