Volume 34 Issue 8 August 1984


Bernard Porter suggests that this is fast becoming the age of the spurious historical parallel.

Reading History

David Harvey explores the most influential titles on women in Ancient Greece.

The Great Cat Massacre

In Paris in the 1730s, a group of printing apprentices tortured and ritually killed all the cats they could find. What does this macabre story tell us about the culture and society of eighteenth-century France?