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Untold lives blog

Accommodation for 5000? Indian Expeditionary Force D at Bahrain 1914

03 May 2016 Untold lives

On 18 October 1914 a British officer named Lieutenant Fitzpatrick arrived at Bahrain bearing a letter marked ‘very secret’ for the Bahrain Political Agent, Captain Terence Keyes. The letter was from Keyes’ superior, Political Resident Lieutenant-Colonel Knox, and informed him...

European studies blog

The challenge of translating Cervantes’s Don Quixote

02 May 2016 European studies

‘Every great book demands to be translated once a century, to suit the change in standards and taste of new generations, which differ radically from those of the past’. So wrote the translator and biographer, J. M. Cohen, whose 1950...

Asian and African studies blog

Malaysia and Football

02 May 2016 Asian and African studies

A few days ago I was invited by Raja Noorma Raja Othman, head of the London branch of the Malaysian bank CIMB, to a special screening of a new Malaysian film on football. Ola Bola is a feel-good movie about...

Medieval manuscripts blog

A Calendar Page for May 2016

01 May 2016 Medieval manuscripts

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for May from the Bedford Hours, France (Paris), c....

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