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Volume: 49 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1999

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Christopher Harvie examines Scottish cultural identity since the Act of Union, and argues that writers and intellectuals have been the real keepers of the national...

Clarissa Campbell Orr explains the recent revival in the history of courts, from those of the Byzantine emperors to that of Hitler.

The wrongly-convicted French officer was pardoned by the president on September 19th, 1899.

Paul Dukes welcomes the current boom in historical fiction - but says novelists need to ground their stories in a soil of solid fact.

The sorry history of ethnic conflict in the Balkans, concluding that forgeign intervention has needlessly fanned the flames of nationalism.

Peter Catterall dives into the history of the alphabet soup in which electoral reform has become enmired.

Richard O. Collin tells the story of Italy’s parallel police forces, and how they have contended with Mussolini, the Red Brigades – and the Mafia.

C.S.L. Davies writes an obituary of the social historian.

Loyd Grossman explains how a gifted teacher from Maine inspired his love of the past, and encouraged him to plunge his hands into a mixing bowl of Plaster of Paris....

Mao Zedong was elected Chairman of the Central People's Government on September 30th, 1949.

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of September 22nd, 1499.

Tony Aldous on the changes afoot for a historic area of south London in Millennium Year and beyond.

Nigel Saul explores the deposition of Richard II, arguing that the king’s malice and misrule forced Henry Bolingbroke to destroy him.

Fernandez-Armesto reviews "Spain's Men of the Sea: Daily Life on the Indies Fleet in the Sixteenth Century" by Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina, translated by Carla Rahn...

On June 13th the historian, Walter Rodney, died in a car explosion in Georgetown. Mystery surrounds his death, with the Guyanan regime claiming he was killed by a...

Stewart Binns introduces the new series which uses colour film footage found of the conflict.

Charles Richmond and Paul Smith (eds)Bonar LawR J Q Adams

Toby Osborne looks back over the career of Van Dyck, on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Simon Fowler describes the huge upsurge in charity work in Britain in the First World War, concluding that it was an important way of uniting the nation behind the...


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