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Volume: 51 Issue: 7

Contents of History Today, July 2001

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Richard Wilson and Alan Mackley examine the practical aspects of constructing a stately pile in the period 1660 to 1880.

Philip de Souza considers the impact of piracy on Roman economic and political life

John Erickson reviews the recent controversies surrounding Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union.

Philippe Pétain died on July 23rd, 1951, aged 95, at Port Joinville in the Vendée region of France.

Penny Young reviews the painstaking recreation of an ancient Syrian monastery.

David Hey looks at what our surnames can tell us about our origins.

Stuart Leibiger looks at one of the most significant relationships behind the politics that produced the American Constitution.

Bamber Gascoigne tells how he overcame his aversion to history and took on the whole world as his subject

Hitler's biographer talks to Daniel Snowman.

Robert Bud looks at the background to the major conference and displays at the Science Museum.

Margarette Lincoln and Nigel Rigby look forward to Maritime History Week in July.

Robert Curthose invaded England on July 21st, 1101.

America's "motor city" was founded on July 24th, 1701.

Michael Williams continues our series on History and the Environment by considering how long humans have been making ever-growing inroads into forests.

Alastair Dunn reviews the afterlife of an English rebel.

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