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Volume: 33 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 1983

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The defeat of the Ottoman Army outside the gates of Vienna 300 years ago is usually regarded as the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Empire. But Walter...

In this month's round-up of news from the history world: The Wiener Library under threat, Ruskin art works on tour, celebrating Bolivar, and the University of...

The English philanthropist was born on August 24th, 1759. Ian Bradley explains how his reputation as a champion of the abolition of slavery, evangelical and...

Douglas Johnson considers whether anecdotes are a mark of the self-indulgent historian.

Coffee from Ethiopia to Brazil, rubber from Brazil to Malaya... Lucile Brockway shows how the transfer of seeds and plants across continents has had enormous...

Paul Cartledge surveys the historiographical treatment of the ancient Greeks.

Martin Stanton shows that to take a dip in the sea at Margate is to take part in a long historical process with cultural, sexual, medical, economic and social...

What role did Simon Bolivar play in the history of Venezuela's declaration of independence from Spain? Here John Lynch argues that the history of Spanish American...

Chris Cook continues our special feature on the Work Ethic.

Anthony Sutcliffe considers the contribution which urban history has made to our understanding of the past – and its likely use in the future.

Roger Opie begins our special feature on the work ethic, including a bibliography by Patrick Joyce

150 years ago this month, William Wilberforce died. As Ian Bradley showshere, in those years, his reputation as champion of the abolition of slavery, evangelical...


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