The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism

The market imperfections of business, shoppers and consumerism

By Lawrence Black Much recent work on consumerism, from Frank Trentmann on things, to Bethany Moreton’s brilliant study of Walmart, through to Robert Miller’s anthropological work, has creatively and productively entangled shopping, politics, everyday life and the...
Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

By Anaïs Waag Until very recently medieval studies was dominated by the perception that women were actively kept away from political power – a notion we owe mainly to nineteenth-century historians. While there was undoubtedly a preference for male rulers throughout...
The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

The Scottish Wars of Independence in Modern Popular Culture

By Iain MacInnes In September, I found myself traipsing about Glen Nevis in the rain with a Polish film crew. There I spoke about the history and mythology of Mel Gibson’s 1995 blockbuster, Braveheart at one of the sites where it was filmed. I was reminded of the...