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Volume: 50 Issue: 4

Contents of History Today, April 2000

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Paul Greenhalgh provides some background to the V&A's 'Art Nouveau' exhibition.

The launch of Phoenix Press to discover out of print history titles that deserve to be brought back into print.

Richard Cavendish explains how a fleet led by Pedro Alvarez Cabral reached the Brazilian coast on April 21st, 1500.

The woman behind one of Britain's most popular tourist attractions died on April 16th, 1850

Edward Pearce compares the careers of two giants of Fleet Street, A.G. Gardiner and J.L. Garvin.

Ronald F. Maxwell reviews a new film chronicling the life of Joan of Arc.

Richard Cavendish describes the events leading up to Jordan's annexation of the West Bank, on April 24th, 1950.

Leah Leneman describes the traps for the unwary caused by the marriage laws of 18th-century Scotland.

Brian Golding looks at life under the Norman Yoke during the consolidating reign of Henry I.

The novelist D.M. Thomas describes how he gained inspiration from a black-and-white photograph of Finnish troops fighting in the Winter War.

A comprehensive review of new history books appearing between January and June, with something to satisfy all tastes.

Paul Doolan describes the unique 400-year-long trading, intellectual and artistic contacts between the Dutch and the Japanese.

Tony Aldous introduces Sir Neil Cossons, the new chairman of English Heritage.

David Culbert on a cinematic blend of propaganda and entertainment that proved remarkably successful with US audiences during the Second World War.

Kathy Chater recalls how a chance discovery in family history threw up much wider questions about perceptions of black Britons in the 18th century.

Jane Griffiths and Edmund Weiner tell of plans to bring the Oxford English Dictionary up to date and how historians can help.


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