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Articles from History Today (July 1, 2009)

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A mini milestone: the iconic Mini-Minor, which celebrates its half centenary next month, was a British industry triumph before inefficiency stalled its success. Roberts, Andrew 1054
Above and beyond: in 1969 men set foot on the Moon for the first time. The Apollo space programme that put them there was the product of an age of optimism and daring very different from our own. Balogh, Andre Cover story 3350
And still they come. Gardener, Juliet Book review 243
Austria's diminutive dictator: a right-wing Catholic who crushed all his rivals, Engelbert Dollfuss fought hard to maintain his young republic's independence. A.D. Harvey looks at the life of the tiny patriot of peasant stock who stood up to Hitler and asks what might have happened had he not been assassinated during the early days of the Nazi era. Harvey, A.D. 3300
Big bad John. Wood, Norman Letter to the editor 174
Byzantine revelation: the building of Istanbul's new underground railway has uncovered thousands of years of history, including the first complete Byzantine naval craft ever found. Sevinclidir, Pinar 883
Decolonising minds: as Algeria prepares this month to host the second Pan-African Cultural Festival, with 48 countries participating, Martin Evans describes the original festival held 40 years ago in Algiers and the spirit of creativity and anti-colonialism that defined it. Evans, Martin 952
Dish of a thousand flowers. Brief article 197
Distorted visions. Poole, Stafford Letter to the editor 147
Fallen of Fromelles. Brief article 161
France rewards Algerians. Brief article 138
From the editor. Lay, Paul Editorial 448
Industrial power brokers: this year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Industrial Revolution in what is now a quiet Shropshire town as well as the 200th anniversary of the death of one of Britain's greatest industrialists, Matthew Boulton. Reyburn, Ross 783
Khomeini's legacy. Ruddin, Lee Letter to the editor 110
Lancashire's Romantic Radical: The Life and Writing of Allen Clarke/Teddy Ashton. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 101
Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts. Dalby, Andrew Book review 432
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. Brogan, Hugh Book review 624
Mary contrary. Milward, Peter Letter to the editor 111
Months past: a French monarch dies, a great warship is born and a gangster is caught. Richard Cavendish looks at this month's anniversaries. Cavendish, Richard 1438
Paris peace discord: Hugh Purcell looks at how 90 years ago the British Empire rejected the principle of racial equality on which the Commonwealth is now based. Purcell, Hugh 2358
Poster boy: Mark Bryant looks at the artist behind one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Bryant, Mark 1124
Restoring faith: at the end of the 19th century, with religious belief under increasing attack, the British antiquarian Arthur Evans sought to 're-enchant' the world with his utopian interpretation of Crete's ancient Minoan civilisation. Gere, Cathy 1425
Rossetti's Wombat: Pre-Raphaelites and Australian Animals in Victorian London. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 129
Round & about: July 2009. Calendar 1562
Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early 19th-Century Audiences. Jenkins, Alice Book review 382
Signposts The Victorians: in the second of our occasional series exploring the ways in which topical historical subjects are being tackled in a variety of media, Rohan McWilliam examines a time in Britain's history that seems to repay frequent revisiting more than a century after it ended. McWilliam, Rohan 1354
Spanning centuries: until 1729, London Bridge was the capital's only crossing over the Thames and a microcosm of the city it served, lined with houses and shops on either side. On the 800th anniversary of its original construction, Leo Hollis looks at the history of an icon. Hollis, Leo 2172
Stranglehold on Victorian society: 'garotting', or the strangulation of a victim in the course of a robbery, haunted the British public in the 1850s. Emelyne Godfrey describes the measures taken to prevent it and the range of gruesome self-defence devices that were often of greater danger to the wearer than to the assailant. Godfrey, Emelyne 3145
The Fall of the West: The Slow Death of the Roman Superpower. Holland, Tom Book review 741
The first common market? In the 13th century a remarkable trading block was formed in northern Europe. Stephen Halliday explains how the Hanseatic League prospered for 300 years before the rise of the nation state led to its dissolution. Halliday, Stephen 2988
The good companion: nonagenarian historian and polymath Charles Arnold-Baker talks to Paul Lay about his extraordinary life and his equally remarkable life's work. Lay, Paul Interview 1791
The Magnificent Mrs Tennant. Davenport-Hines, Richard Book review 333
The Name of America: Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 Wodd Map and the Cosmographiae Introductio. Gardener, Juliet Book review 203
The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought. Radick, Gregory Book review 446
The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of an Age. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 137
Unpacking the Mexican Suitcase. Brief article 203
William Jones and his circle: the man who invented the concept of pi: in 1706 a little-known mathematics teacher William Jones first used a symbol to represent the platonic concept of pi, an ideal that in numerical terms can be approached, but never reached. Patricia Rothman discusses Jones's significance among his contemporaries and the unique archive that forms his legacy. Rothman, Patricia 3536
Wrecks wrecked. Brief article 133
Young Victoria. Williams, Kate Video recording review 671

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