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Volume 34 Issue 12 December 1984

Eight historians discuss a subject which has strong claims to be regarded as the oldest form of history.

Anne Summers looks at the status of one of the few professions open to women.

Roy Porter discusses the life of the 18th-century essayist and critic.

Paul Dukes analyses a number of books on the conflict.

David Englander describes the 1834 events and their relevance for the future of labour.

In Europe Philhellenism – the romantic desire arising from admiration of ancient Greece to further understanding of all things Greek – had its origins in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century.

Roderick Floud puts the case for the Retention of Personal Records