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The past few years have produced a cluster of important historical anniversaries, the most prominent of which has been the centenary of the First World War. The bicentenary of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era witnessed a prolonged cycle of events between 1989 and 2015, while 2017 saw the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Earlier history has also been remembered, most notably with an entire decade dedicated to the Reformation, culminating in the Luther Year of 2017, but also with the tercentenaries of the births of Frederick II of Prussia (2012) and the Habsburg empress Maria Theresa (2017). Each has proved a valuable impetus for fresh research, as well as providing...Read more on Oxford Academic.