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Articles from History Today (June 1, 2009)

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A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. Bourke, Joanna Book review 523
Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution. Price, Munro Book review 817
Blondin's first tightrope-walk across Niagara Falls: June 30 1859. Cavendish, Richard 472
China's interesting times: this year sees a remarkable coincidence of anniversaries that tell the history of modern China. Some will be celebrated by the authorities on a grand scale, others will be wilfully ignored, but all reveal important aspects of the country's past, as Jonathan Fenby explains. Fenby, Jonathan Cover story 3723
Churchill's dislike of plane food. Brief article 145
Cleopatra's chamber. Brief article 186
Confronting the rape of Nanking. Brief article 196
Decade of Nightmares: The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America. Ling, Peter Book review 446
Dragon myth. Harte, Jeremy Letter to the editor 314
Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair. Ramsden, John Book review 394
England's first castle: a Herefordshire village near the border with Wales is the site of a major landmark of military history. Wardle, Terry 1091
From the editor. Lay, Paul Editorial 471
Great Lengths: The historic indoor swimming pools of Britain. Gardiner, Juliet Brief article 180
Handel's hidden life: a new exhibition at the London home of the German composer gives Wendy Moore an insight into the troubled personal circumstances of the man behind the soaring music. Moore, Wendy 1124
Henry VIII: Arms and the Man. Gardiner, Juliet Brief article 161
In the medieval moment: the past is more than a set of events with an inevitable outcome. Historians must strive to capture it in all its fascinating strangeness, argues Chris Wickham, as he ponders the problems of writing about the Middle Ages. Wickham, Chris 1521
Into thin air: in 1926 Umberto Nobile, a young Italian airship engineer, became a hero of Mussolini's Fascist state when he piloted Roald Amundsen's Norge over the North Pole. But his subsequent attempt to make the journey on behalf of his own country ended in tragedy. Irene Peroni tells his story. Peroni, Irene 3317
Lee Kuan Yew becomes Singapore's Prime Minister: June 3 1959. Cavendish, Richard Brief article 284
Leni Riefenstahl: A Life. Winston, Brian Book review 440
Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer. Yarrow, Simon Book review 596
Mad Dogs and Englishmen: The High Noon of the British Empire, 1850-1945. Gardiner, Juliet Brief article 115
Maurice Bowra: A Life. Mandler, Peter Book review 1113
Mein Kampf popular. Brief article 104
Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain. Fletcher, Anthony Book review 840
Missing state. Tutunjian, Jerry Letter to the editor 120
Our island story: during his tenure as Governor of the Falkland Islands, David Tatham became fascinated with the Islands' history. Here he describes how he worked with islanders to create and publish a Biographical Dictionary of the Falklands. Tatham, David 1450
Political animals: Mark Bryant looks at the lampooning of two hugely unpopular measures imposed during the administrations of two of the United States' most distinguished presidents. Bryant, Mark 1272
Prison: Five Hundred Years of Life Behind Bars. Sharpe, J.A. Book review 339
Round & about: June 2009. Calendar 1543
Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800. Rooney, David Book review 347
The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England. Barry, Jonathan Book review 846
The father of the permissive society: Geoffrey Best looks at the life of A.P. Herbert, writer, wit and MP, who played a major role in the liberalisation of British life with his reform of the draconian divorce laws. Best, Geoffrey 2346
The gain from Paine: Thomas Paine, who died 200 years ago, inspired and witnessed the revolutions that gave birth to the United States and destroyed the French monarchy. A genuinely global figure, he anticipated modern ideas on human rights, atheism and rationalism. David Nash looks at his enduring impact. Nash, David 3160
The German battle fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow: June 21 1919. Cavendish, Richard 816
The Koran on 'Christian' paper: paper was used in the Islamic world long before it appeared in the Christian West. But when Renaissance Europe mastered its manufacture, writes Matt Salusbury, it presented Muslim scholars with some theological conundrums. Salusbury, Matt 973
The National Gallery in Wartime. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 164
The need for documents. Jenkins, Martin F. Letter to the editor 321
The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution. Wills, Clair Book review 483
The peasants' revolt: in 1381 England witnessed a 'summer of blood' as the lower orders, emboldened by the labour shortages that followed the Black Death, flexed their muscle. Dan Jones tells the story of one of medieval England's most dramatic yet curiously neglected events. Jones, Dan 3462
The Prince and the Pope. Brief article 134
The three sieges of Quebec: marking the 250th anniversary of General Wolfe's victory over the French at Quebec, Jeremy Black considers the strategy employed by British forces in their struggle to gain and hold Canada. Black, Jeremy 2949
Tudors and Stuarts on Film. de Lisle, Leanda Book review 388
Unsaddling a horseman: famines are less likely today than at any time in history, although climate change, economic crises and regional wars mean they will never disappear completely. Cormac O Grada looks at the causes of famine, their horrific effects and the considerable problems historians have in recording them. Grada, Cormac O. 2132

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