The absence of formal government on the American frontier emboldened miners to take powers usually reserved to the state, subjecting criminals to their own brand of vigilante justice.
Emulating her godmother, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Stuart captured hearts and minds as Europe burned.
A Mediterranean within the Mediterranean? Exploring the Adriatic as a single historical space.
The théâtrophone premiered in Paris, at the International Exposition of Electricity, on 11 August 1881.
Puerto Rico’s future might be statehood, independence or more of the status quo, but change is unlikely to be won through voting alone.
Imperial maps of the Baltic provinces continue to shape how Russia views them today.
The question of reconstruction was a thorny issue in postwar Germany, where celebrations of the ‘glorious’ past took on a different hue.
‘Looking at my native country from outside opened completely new ways of thinking.’
A balanced rendering of the Prophet Muhammad’s life.
Divining disaster at Aberfan and beyond, in subjects from nocebos to lost cosmonauts.