Volume 2 Issue 4 April 1952

R.V. Sampson charts the philosophical battles that the philosophes fought to publish their Enlightenment masterwork of human knowledge.

D.C. Somervell profiles the predominant figure in British politics during the interwar years.

Quentin Bell delves into the disputed genealogy of Monaco's premier family.

J.D. Hargreaves reviews the delicate truce that existed between Britain and Japan in the early years of the twentieth century.

J.H. Plumb documents the repeated attempts by British explorers and abolitionists to open West Africa for the Empire.

Raymond Dawson reflects on 2,000 years of historical composition in China, beginning with Ssu-ma Ch’ien.