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Volume: 49 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 1999

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Jonathan Riley Smith reports as Malta celebrates the anniversary of its Sovereign Military Order

David Rooney describes the extraordinary exploits of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the German soldier who kept the Allies tied down in Africa throughout the Great War...

A preview of this season's forthcoming history and historically related books.

The editor of the Evening Standard reflects on the romantic roots of his interest in history.

Penny Young explores Bethlehem’s plans to make the small town of Judaea central to the millennium celebrations.

Hugh Purcell argues that the increasing popularity and sophistication of television and radio history makes broadcasting the boom medium for learning about the...

The exhibition 'Faces of the Century', at the National Portrait Gallery, presents the 100 choices of ten leading figures from British politics, art, music,...

Dutch sovereignty was transferred to the United States of Indonesia on November 2nd, 1949.

Napoleon Bonaparte took power in France on November 9th/10th 1799.

Ron Clough shows how the arrival of the railway in Japan helped break down suspicion of foreigners and ushered in the country’s modern industrial expertise.

Christine Counsell robustly defends the teaching of history in secondary schools, arguing that press attacks on ‘trendy’ teaching are ill-informed and out-of-date....

The pretender to the English throne was hanged on November 23rd, 1499

Robert I. Burns and Paul E. Chevedden describe how a much-besieged citadel became the focus for Christian-Muslim co-existence in medieval Spain.

Robert D. Storch argues that the state of policing before Peel was not always as bad as the reformers liked to claim.


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