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The patron saint of children and barrel-makers died on 6 December 343. 

From slavery, sugar and the worst of western colonialism to reggae and Rastafari.

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid’s artworks fill in the gaps that history leaves behind.

The Parisian pornographer who modernised literature.

Every generation feels that it is moving on the uncharted frontier of time and historians, too, are subject to this insecurity. However, it is...

Not long after my abang [brother] had been taken away, my father and mother heard the sound of gunfire, around 10 pm.

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Sugar is not a sweet subject, argues James Walvin. His new book offers a convincing, deep history of this (in)famous product. It is also full of...

The idea that Christianity is a historical religion is an ambiguous one. Certainly, Christianity is rooted in historical events. Jesus was born in...

Between 1609 and 1614, on royal orders, almost all of the formerly Muslim population of Spain, known as the moriscos, was expelled from...

Dealing with debt in the Roman Empire.