Volume 8 Issue 6 June 1958

Geoffrey Warner describes a politically polarising event which would later influence the formation of French fascism and the Vichy state.

In the summer of 1849, Austrian forces besieging Venice decided to put into practice a novel plan; Europe had its first experience of aerial warfare.

Philip Thody critically re-examines both the record and his legend of this attractive ill-fated young man, the most fashionable of French revolutionary heroes.

R.J. Adam presents a new study of the Jacobite rising, and of the complex pattern of local interests that helped to determine the conduct of the Scottish clan-leaders.

J.W. Blake describes how, during the colonial period, just over half a million emigrants—English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish—are calculated to have left Europe for a new home in America. Often they reached their goal only at the cost of hideous suffering.

In the still largely unexplored Sudan lie the remains of one of the richest and least known of ancient African civilizations.

E. Badian studies the political background of Alexander’s plans for world conquest.