Volume 33 Issue 4 April 1983

Inflation – Who Wins?

Three historians discuss the historical phenomenon of inflation, focusing on the Roman Empire and the 16th century.

No Compassion for 'The Brute Creation'

‘Kill not Moth nor Butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh’ wrote William Blake in Auguries of Innocence, reflecting the changing perception of man’s relation to the natural world.

The Historical Happening

Donald Watt cautions against a history which abandons the study of historical realities in favour of intellectual abstractions.

Victorian History Men: Archives and Sources

Although there has always been a public eager to read or hear the narration of past events, the 'History Men' - scholars writing professional history based on original sources - are a relatively new breed.

Making an Atlas of Islam

Francis Robinson explains how his perception of Islam is reflected in his book, Atlas of the Islamic World since 1500 (Phaidon, 1982).

Cottage Industry and the Factory System

Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in Britain when it did? How quickly and decisively did it transform industrial technology, class relations and living standards?