Volume 33 Issue 3 March 1983

Juliet Gardiner presents this month's supplement for Today's History, on television and in print.

Edward Countryman explores the relationship between cinematic images and the American history.

Peter Clarke presents a review of the historiography on the topic.

'History is a reinterpretation of the past which leads to conclusions about the present' wrote Arnaldo Momigliano. Taking that lead, John M. Carter explores the posthumous images of the Roman emperor, Augustus.

Christopher Hill continues the forum on words historians use by arguing that things exist before words describe them.

Karl Marx lived in exile in London for thirty years. David McLellan explores how he studied the laws of capitalism and political economy in the prosperous Victorian city, took part in political activity, met other European exiles – and died there a hundred years ago this month.

Films interest the modern historian for they reflect the preoccupations and conventions of an age. In this article, Jeffrey Richards shows how the British cinema-goer in the 1930s saw the world according to the British Board of Censors.

Gillian Williams on the promise of watercolourist and engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, when he petitioned Charles II to allow him to accompany the British Ambassador on an expedition to Morocco, that he 'would examine all and take designs, and give his Majesty much better satisfaction'.


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