Who's Who

Volume 33 Issue 7 July 1983

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 politician has undergone a series of reassessments.

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 independence is incomprehensible without him.

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

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 overtones.

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 Leitsch ask whether it was such a turning point in the history of Europe?

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 Edinburgh turns 400.

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

Chris Cook continues our special feature on the Work Ethic.

Paul Cartledge surveys the historiographical treatment of the ancient Greeks.

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 and politician has undergone a series of reassessments.

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 implications for the development of the economies of the countries concerned.

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