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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    Josephine’s intimate letters to Napoleon’s general for auction

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Plea from empress who was later spurned among historic items expected to fetch millions Josephine's intimate letters to Napoleon's general for sale In 1806 Josephine ... of their marriage was sealed. The letter is one of four revealing unpublished letters from Josephine to Berthier- held within his family for more than two centuries- to be auctioned by Sotheby's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499322/josephines-intimate-letters-napoleons-general-auction
  2. News - World - HISTORY

    HK$1.5m paid for letter written on Titanic hours before it sank

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Titanic letter sells for HK$1.55m A letter written by a passenger on the Titanic describing the "wonderful passage"- hours before the ship hit ... "the exceptional quality and rarity" of the letter. The letter was written by second-class passenger Esther Hart on April 14, 1912. "The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498383/hk15m-paid-letter-written-titanic-hours-it-sank
  3. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Security tight in Suzhou on anniversary of dissident Lin Zhao's execution

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and a strand of her hair, as her remains were never recovered.  Four years later, the Hangzhou-based historian Fu Guoyong wrote about the many letters that Lin Zhao sent from jail to the People’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1499847/suzhou-security-tight-anniversary-dissident-lin-zhaos-execution
  4. News - World - HISTORY

    Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus is not a fake, scientists say

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... he wrote. He noted the grammatical errors and that the words "my wife" appear to be emphasised in bold letters, which do not feature in other ancient Coptic texts. He wrote: "As a student of Coptic convinced that the fragment is a modern creation, I am unable to escape the impression that there is something almost hilarious about the use of bold letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476547/gospel-jesus-wife-papyrus-not-fake-scientists-say
  5. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... the hammer on Sunday included a death mask and letters signed "Napole", "Nap", "Napo" and "Np", and a gold and ruby brooch marked in English, "This locket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456360/napoleons-death-bed-nightshirt-saved-auction-last-minute
  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Global Interdependence, edited by Akira Iriye

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by Amy Russell

    ... the nation-state gave way to transnationalism, creating an ever-connected world. As editor Akira Iriye writes in the introduction, "global history has many layers", and Global Interdependence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1442572/book-review-global-interdependence-edited-akira-iriye
  7. News - World - HISTORY

    UK files detail Mikhail Gorbachev's bid to boost ties with West in 1984

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:11pm by Reuters

    ... as a “sideways glance” at his adviser. It is unclear whether she read out the joke tentatively suggested to her by an adviser from one of Karl Marx’s letters to Friedrich Engels, recalling his mother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396551/uk-files-detail-mikhail-gorbachevs-bid-boost-ties-west-1984
  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: 'Canton Elegy' by Stephen Lee Jin-nom and Howard Webster

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Canton Elegy: A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love by Stephen Lee Jin-nom & Howard Webster Watkins Publishing 4 stars Mark O'Neill "The ... "It is a love letter to his kids. It is a very unusual thing." After their return to Britain, Webster began editing the book and showed it to his literary agent. Born in a village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1350738/book-canton-elegy-stephen-lee-jin-nom-and-howard-webster
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikotter

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... available. The bibliography includes archives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, eight provinces and three cities. These corroborate eyewitness accounts, personal memoirs, letters and diaries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324256/book-review-tragedy-liberation-frank-dikotter
  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Sino-British handover deal proved a windfall for Russia

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 05:10am by Tanna Chong

    ... of the Sino-British talks that resulted in Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty approaches, two declassified Soviet files have revealed how Russia emerged as an accidental winner. Two letters sent ... at the University of Macau who obtained the two documents from the Soviet ministry's archive and who is the author of a book on Soviet relations with Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The first letter, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299268/sino-british-handover-deal-proved-windfall-russia

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