Volume 33 Issue 3 March 1983


Peter Clarke presents a review of the historiography on the topic.

Forum: Historians and Words

Christopher Hill continues the forum on words historians use by arguing that things exist before words describe them.

Wenceslas Hollar in Tangier

Gillian Williams on the promise of watercolourist and engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, when he petitioned Charles II to allow him to accompany the British Ambassador on an expedition to Morocco, that he 'would examine all and take designs, and give his Majesty much better satisfaction'.

Controlling the Screen: The British Cinema in the 1930s

Films interest the modern historian for they reflect the preoccupations and conventions of an age. In this article, Jeffrey Richards shows how the British cinema-goer in the 1930s saw the world according to the British Board of Censors.

Augustus Down the Centuries

'History is a reinterpretation of the past which leads to conclusions about the present' wrote Arnaldo Momigliano. Taking that lead, John M. Carter explores the posthumous images of the Roman emperor, Augustus.