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Volume: 50 Issue: 3

Contents of History Today, March 2000

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Harriet Bridgeman describes how a simple idea led her to found one of the world’s most prestigious libraries of art.

The ancient library of Alexandria, destroyed by fire in AD270 is to be replaced by a new great library in the city to open this year, which will also serve as a...

In the 50 years after its opening in 1948 by dictator Enver Hoxhe, Albania's Institute of Archaology is now suffering from a funding shortage, but is still...

Richard Cavendish marks the start of a landmark archaeological project, on March 23rd 1900

March 1st 1950

Esmond Wright recalls the life of the American philosopher, scientist and man of letters in his years in a street near Charing Cross.

Margaret and Ian Millar describe the life of a pioneer astronomer, born on March 16th 1750.

John Mason describes the convoluted way in which Hungary has publicly celebrated its history through all the vicissitudes of its recent past.

Lucy Chester examines the processes by which the Indo-Pakistan border was drawn, dividing a single country into two.

Ann Williams describes the state of the island at a time when Anglo-Saxon culture was reaching its peak, while also politically challenged by the Vikings.

Clive Foss describes the propaganda effort that the Argentinian dictators made to win the gratitude and affection of the entire population

Britain’s national archive of official documents and the ways in which it is developing to meet the changing needs of its users

Anne Crawford describes Britain’s national archive of official documents, and the ways in which it is developing to meet the changing needs of its users.

Gillian Cookson describes how the first physical link across the Atlantic was finally achieved.

John Foot describes the background to a trial that threatens to clarify an obscure and ignoble chapter in Italy’s recent past.

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