Modern vegetarianism is concerned largely with issues of animal welfare but its roots are to be found in the early-modern desire to promote spirituality by curbing humanity’s excessive appetites.
Volume 67 Issue 2 February 2017
Communist Romania's biggest concession to the west's Dracula obsession.
Rather than being narcissistic, images of the self were used to represent a spiritual community.
In the intellectual community of Berlin, Saul Ascher was committed to the reform of Judaism.
Volunteer rationing in the First World War depended on patriotism, but that could only go so far.
A major conflict in the Chilean War of Independence was fought on 12 February 1817.
The decree that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans was passed on 19 February 1942.
The earliest surviving written evidence of a Romance language, the Oaths of Strasbourg were sworn on February 14th, 842.
Motivated by power and prestige, Europeans have long sought a route through the Arctic Ocean connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific. Despite many failures, the lure of the frozen north has enjoyed remarkable longevity.
An erudite study of the environmental price paid by the growth of early modern London, which looks to be repeated in present-day Beijing.