Volume 50 Issue 6 June 2000
The explorer of West Africa died in Cape Town on June 3rd, 1900.
Consumer historian Robert Opie tells how he first came to recognise the value of everyday discarded things, and suggests the need for a new awareness of our recent past.
Bruce Campbell argues that a unique conjunction of human and environmental factors went into creating the crisis of the mid-14th century.
Penny Young explores the astonishingly rich archaeological heritage of Oman.
The financier Solomon de Medina was knighed on June 23rd, 1700, at Hampton Court Palace.
Janet Hartley describes the trials and tribulations of life for ‘our man’ in Peter the Great’s Moscow.
Richard Reid demonstrates that the West’s perceptions about warfare in the history of Africa have not changed much over the centuries.
When North Korean tanks and infantry crossed the Thirty-Eighth Parallel in 1950, the Korean War began. The three-year war cost United Nations and South Korean forces over 200,000 casualties.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor on the re-opening of the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the history of its foundation.
Heather Shore challenges the view that the 19th century was a pivotal period of change in the treatment of young offenders.
Jonathan Marwil tells how the wars of the mid-19th century, in Europe and beyond, proved the perfect subject for a new medium to show its amazing potential.
Suzanne Bardgett describes the process of creating the new Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and explains what it sets out to achieve.
R.I. Moore considers what the new generation of world history atlases tells us about the state of history at the start of the third millennium.
As we approach the true end of the century, Peter Waldron argues that those who describe Europe’s experience of the last hundred years as bleak and dark are missing part of the story.
Peter Furtado makes an appeal to original subscribers to help celebrate History Today’s 50th Birthday in 2001.