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Volume: 50 Issue: 11

Contents of History Today, November 2000

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The publication of The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World fills a scholarly gap

Our seasonal round-up of the latest history titles from the publishing world catering for the general reader and specialist alike.

The future king of England was born in his family's court at The Hague on November 4th, 1650.

Michael Paris looks at the romanticised image of war in boys’ popular fiction prior to 1914, and at the sustaining appeal of the genre in spite of the realities of...

The Exposition Universelle in Paris ended on November 12th, 1900. In seven months, the Exposition drew over 50 million visitors. 

Eric Kentley reviews the Design Museum’s new exhibition on Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Turkish archaeologists work against the clock to discover the secrets of ancient Hasankeyf before it is flooded by the waters of the proposed Ilisu dam

Robert Perks explains the value of sound archives in the armoury of the modern historian, and introduces Britain’s premier collection of recorded speech.

Jeremy Black continues our Portrait of Britain series describing the impact of the French Wars on the islands and the shifting landscape wrought by the Industrial...

How the Republican triumph over the Federalists in the fiercely fought US elections of 1800 was due to skilful appropriation of the American Revolution to partisan...

A key battle in the Great Northern War was fought on November 29th, 1700.

P.G. Maxwell-Stuart examines the impact of early Christianity on notions of magic and definitions of witchcraft.

Kay Staniland unravels the threads of a career as costume historian and textile curator at the Museum of London

Edward Pearce considers the vitriolic reception offered by some to Russian Jews seeking asylum in Britain a hundred years ago.

Jon Silverman asks whether Britain’s sporadic and tardy efforts to pursue Nazi war criminals reflects a lack of skill or a lack of will.

Michael Phillips, guest curator of the major exhibition on Blake opening this month at Tate Britain, explores the lifestyle and work of the artist when he lived in...


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