Volume 33 Issue 2 February 1983

Julia Phillips charts the history of women in British society.

David French presents an overview of the historiography on the subject.

Peter J. Beck explores how Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands has involved diplomacy carried on by cartographic and philatelic means for nearly two centuries.

Alan Crawford looks back over twenty-five years of The Victorian Society.

Peter Stansky contrasts two socialist visions for the world, one optimistic and one pessimistic.

Roy Porter listens to the words historians use.

The 'terrible majesty' of the Matterhorn was finally conquered in 1865 by Edward Whymper and his party, but tragedy followed on the descent, as Gordon T Stewart explains.

Whenever the nation went to the polls in eighteenth-century England, the small hamlet of Garrat staged its own mock election. But, as John Brewer shows here, this was not only the occasion for a riotous burlesque - it provided the vehicle for some radical political ideas.

Barbara Heldt reveals that the brave Russian Cossack, Aleksandrov, was in fact a woman, Nadezhda Durova, who had renounced her unhappy female self.

Alan Borg presents various views of the historic Austrian capital.