Volume 41 Issue 8 August 1991

Goodbye To All That?

John Roberts finds nationalism a better bet than the idylls of Marx for the longue duree of historical understanding.

Poultry Mania

James Driver gains an insight into current food controversies from the Victorians.

Imperial Russia: Marxism a la Carte

Edward Acton looks to the Tsarist ancien regime of the 19th century to set the scene for a historical understanding of Russia that does not throw out the baby with its Marxist bathwater.

Inventing the Flat Earth

Columbus braved superstition and ignorance by sailing across the Atlantic when his contemporaries thought he would fall off the edge. So runs the legend, but Jeffrey Russell reveals here how the Middle Ages were maligned by the creative fiction of subsequent generations.

Pride of Place

Richard Cavendish on the 60th anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland.