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Ilvo Diamanti and Marc Lazar

To be able to analyse the results of the 2001 Italian legislative elections,

we should first clarify the issues that these elections presented

to both the actors taking part and the commentators

observing them. Similarly, it is also useful to lay out the hypotheses

as to what was expected from the elections. In this respect,

certain questions were of particular importance in the campaign

preceding the election. We will highlight seven.

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Patricia Mainardi

made larger, faster editions possible and revolutionized publishing. The Times of London installed these new presses in 1814, and they soon arrived in France, slowly revolutionizing printing in both countries, making larger editions of periodicals

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A Purging Presence

The Dog in Zoroastrian Tradition

Mahnaz Moazami

, especially for the corpse bearers and the priests who performed the rituals. Immediately after death, as soon as the soul leaves the body, the demon of dead matter, who is responsible for bodily decomposition, decay and pollution, descends upon the dead body

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Dr Eric L. Friedland z'l

(20 January 1940–16 January 2020)

Andrew Goldstein

Eric Friedland was born in New York City in 1941. Soon after birth it was found he had defective hearing and his mother faced hardship as his father left home six months later. His mother moved to Boston to be near relatives. She made the decision

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Rabbi Andre Ungar z'l

(21 July 1929–5 May 2020)

Jonathan Magonet

his doctorate in philosophy and was ordained as a rabbi through a programme that preceded the formal creation of Leo Baeck College in 1956. In 1955 he was appointed as rabbi at the progressive congregation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Very soon his

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Michael B. Loughlin

extol the virtues of former or present French ministers, not because he liked the parliamentary system but because he trusted men with experience. 70 Praise of ministerial experience was soon coupled with a call for a recruitment of ministers from

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Turkish-Israeli Relations during the Cold War

The Myth of a Long ‘Special Relationship’

Kilic Bugra Kanat

as between them and the region’s other key states—Iran, Sudan, and Ethiopia—in order to initiate covert operations in the political sphere (ibid.). Soon after, the first-ever secret meeting between Menderes and David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s prime

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Graham Holderness

; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense. What kind of felicity God hath ordained to them that devoutly honour him, a man shall no sooner know than enjoy; being joys that now are as

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

. Indeed, Ebola came soon after a short period of stability following a state of war that lasted decades. For months, the outbreak swept away people’s hopes of leaving behind the historical trajectory of a country that considered them subjugated. The local