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British Academy Review, Issue 17, March 2011

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‘A medieval mêlée’

This issue shows the activities of the British Academy contributing to policy and other topical issues.

There are also a range of articles with a medieval theme – drawing both on the British Academy’s ‘Medieval Week’ held in November 2010, and on the rich variety of longstanding British Academy Research Projects that produce resources for the study of medieval history.

The issue concludes with some appreciations of the value of humanities and social sciences subjects.

You may download the whole issue, or click on the links below for individual articles.


The coalition starts its white-knuckle ride
Martin Kettle

The recession and stress at work
Tarani Chandola

Britain, Germany and Social Europe, 1973-2020
Tony Atkinson

Social mobility: drivers and policy responses revisited
Anthony Heath and Anna Zimdars

Conflict resolution and reconciliation: An Irish perspective
Dáithí O’Ceallaigh

British Academy President’s Medal


Medieval scenes

Personifications of Old Age in medieval poetry: Charles d’Orléans
Ad Putter

The medieval Welsh poetry associated with Owain Glyndwr
Gruffydd Aled Williams

Forging the Anglo-Saxon past: Beverley Minster in the 14th century
David Woodman

The acts of medieval English bishops, illustrated
Martin Brett

Propaganda in the Mongol ‘World History’
Robert Hillenbrand

Portable Christianity: Relics in the Medieval West (c.700-1200)
Julia Smith

The stone sculptures of Anglo-Saxon England
Rosemary Cramp and Richard N Bailey

The survival of stained glass in Sefton, Lancashire
Penny Hebgin-Barnes

Medieval British philosophers
John Marenbon


The value of area studies
Liz Lightfoot

Lost in translation: ‘Language matters more and more’

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Modern University
David Willetts


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Number of pages: 64

Publication date: 2011

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