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Many historical analogies have been drawn to explain the Trump phenomenon. Few have pointed out that the 45th president has something in common with his great predecessor, Abraham Lincoln.
A warped path from Caspar David Friedrich to Adolf Hitler arrives at the dark heart of German Romanticism.
Germany is the country most closely associated with militarism, but Britain has had its militarist moments, too.
In the latest episode of our podcast, Diane Atkinson takes us into the homes of Britain’s most militant suffragettes.
From the pit to Pythagoras, the self-made man rose to the top of the mathematical world and divided it in two.
On the women who made imperial Rome.
The Thai-Burma railway was built by prisoners of war in appalling conditions. The dead were treated with a dignity denied the living.
Venetian officials sought to stem a ‘plague’ of sodomy by promoting the heterosexual sex trade.
A warped path from Caspar David Friedrich to Adolf Hitler arrives at the dark heart of German Romanticism. Does a painting represent human triumph or a humbling? The answer is in the ideological eye of the beholder.
An Icelandic scholar exemplifies the rich cultural exchanges of the Middle Ages.
The story of Afghanistan from the 13th century until the present illuminates why the international intervention that began in 2001 failed to deliver.
Rosalind Franklin’s work was pivotal to one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific discoveries.
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