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Articles from History Today (April 1, 2010)

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A man out of time? As India marks its 60th year as a republic, Jad Adams goes in search of the sometimes elusive legacy of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the 'Father of the Nation'. Adams, Jad 2355
Ballad of the Green Man: Richard Hayman traces the changing significance of the Green Man, a term coined in the 1930s for a medieval image of a face sprouting foliage, the meaning of which has transformed itself across the centuries. Hayman, Richard Cover story 3338
Chopin: the public face of Poland: during his brief life, the Polish master of the musical miniature became a living symbol of his troubled nation. On the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth, Adam Zamoyski looks at the reception given to Chopin by a divided public when he visited Britain in 1848, a year of revolution throughout Europe. Zamoyski, Adam 3585
Cosmopolitan Islanders: British Historians and the European Continent. Snowman, Daniel Book review 403
Death of Enver Hoxha: April 11th, 1985. Cavendish, Richard 809
Digging into a decade: Juliet Gardiner explains why her new book examines a short period of the 20th century and how she attempts to achieve a panorama of experiential history that gives readers a real feel for a slice of time. Gardiner, Juliet 1148
Dillinger's Wild Ride: The Year that made America's Public Enemy Number One. Hamilton, Marybeth Book review 536
Dr Trelawney's cabinet of historical curiosities: this month's subject: wax. Pollard, Justin 604
Dreaming of jigs. Bagwell, Richard Letter to the editor 129
DVD The White Ribbon. Lay, Paul Video recording review 238
Everyone's man in Kabul: Mihir Bose tells the little-known story of the Indian secret agent codenamed 'Silver' who served both the Axis and the Allied forces during the Second World War. Bose, Mihir Biography 2393
Flights of Georgian fancy: Lucy Worsley reveals the stories behind the curious cast of characters who are painted on the walls of the King's Grand Staircase at Kensington Palace. Worsley, Lucy 3001
From the editor. Lay, Paul Editorial 350
Future Tense: The Culture of Anticipation in France between the Wars. Vinen, Richard Book review 573
Genocide Before the Holocaust. Cesarani, David Book review 823
Glamour: Women, history and feminism. Gardiner, Juliet Book review 241
In defence of the distant past. Letter to the editor 459
Infrequently-asked questions. Teal, Adrian Brief article 121
Merlin: Knowledge and Power through the Ages. Archibald, Elizabeth Book review 508
Mountains and minarets: Switzerland's recent vote to ban the building of minarets drew widespread criticism. Natasha Proietto looks at the historical background to that decision, the result of a typically Swiss mixture of conservatism and democracy. Proietto, Natasha 1229
Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith. Godfrey, Emelyne Book review 375
Museum review: Miri Rubin explores the recently reopened medieval galleries at the V&A and the British Museum. Rubin, Miri 748
Narrowing horizons: the decision by Sussex University to drop research-led teaching and implement a post-1900 curriculum will produce scholars lacking in historical perspective. Evans, Martin 569
Out with the old guard ... For most of Britain's population, the Restoration had little effect. Life under Charles II was much the same as it was under Cromwell. Wilson, Derek 895
Peter the Wild Boy: a mysterious child from northern Germany, portrayed by William Kent on the King's Grand Staircase, became one of the sensations of the Georgian age. Moorhouse, Roger Biography 1844
Plenti and Grase: Food and Drink in a Sixteenth-Century Household. Lipscomb, Suzannah Book review 372
Presidential power. Kirkham, Rick Letter to the editor 258
Relevant is not recent. Long, Sean Letter to the editor 124
Round & about: April 2010. Directory 1454
Sign posts: King Arthur. Hutton, Ronald 949
Testing times. Taylor, Adrian Letter to the editor 159
The first Pony Express: April 3rd, 1860. Cavendish, Richard 450
The future of the past: digital technology is rapidly changing the nature and scope of historical enquiry for both academics and enthusiasts. Nick Poyntz introduces a new series that examines these revolutionary developments. Poyntz, Nick 1277
The King of Carlyle: Giles MacDonogh visits the History Today archive to examine Nancy Mitford's 1968 article on one of the 'oddest' biographies ever written, Thomas Carlyle's massive study of Frederick the Great. MacDonogh, Giles 795
The quiz. Brief article 256
The strange case of the Chevalier d'Eon: in the mid-18th century--at the height of the power struggle between France and England and the political ferment of both nations--a French spy with a peculiar personal agenda came to prominence in London. Jonathan Conlin tells his story. Conlin, Jonathan Biography 3533
The tragic annals of Haiti: devastating earthquakes have been chronicled on the island of Hispaniola for the past 500 years. Mouhot, Jean-Francois 1106
The University of Basel founded: April 4th, 1460. Cavendish, Richard 336
Website: Timelines. Hadley, Kathryn Brief article 311

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