Issue 6 (Michaelmas 2008 - Hilary 2009)

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    You will notice that the journal is under new management. We have introduced a few changes such as giving space to the activities of the Oxford University History Society. It is hoped that this will foster closer relations between the Society and the Journal. We have also endeavoured to ensure that the quality of articles, essays and reports published is of an excellent standard. 

    We worked hard to cover as wide a historical period and as interesting a range of subjects as possible. Quality has been our priority. Unfortunately, this has meant that some articles had to be rejected, but we hope that the authors will consider this setback as part of the learning process and will be encouraged to resubmit their work in the future. 

    We have finally adopted the style of an on line journal - this means that we shall update the issue with the addition of more articles in the following weeks.

    We look forward to your comments and suggestions for how to improve the journal further over the coming months and years. 

    The next issue will comprise articles based on papers delivered at our first JOUHS colloquium: ‘Odd Alliances in History’ (Balliol College, 14 March 2009).

    Many thanks, and keep reading, 

   Heather Ellis (Balliol) and Graciela Iglesias Rogers (Lady Margaret Hall) 

   Co-editors JOUHS


 Table of Contents (Issue 6)


List of contributors:   full text (pdf)

Research Articles:


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

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


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 (pdf)


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

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


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

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


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 (pdf)




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

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


OUHS Activities:

David Starkey at the OUHS

  full text (pdf)

Report by Tom Barker (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)


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'

 full text (pdf)

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


Book Reviews:

Malleus Maleficarum, by Henricus Institoris, O. P. and Jacobus Sprenger, O. P. Edited and translated by Christopher S. Mackay. 2 vols. (CUP, 2006) 

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 (pdf)


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 (pdf)  


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

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


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 (pdf)