For most of history, different peoples, cultures and religious groups have lived according to their own calendars. Then, in the 11th century, a Persian scholar attempted to create a single, universal timeline for all humanity.
Volume 67 Issue 7 July 2017
The Conservatives are enduring a crisis of identity and purpose. Not for the first time, the work of the great 18th-century philosopher, Edmund Burke, is seen as offering a path to the party’s reinvention.
While this new biography of Montaigne might include debatable interpretations of his Essays, it is an essential study of the writer's life.
A compelling narrative on the machinations of a Borgia pope and his offspring, with the added spice of Machiavelli’s cool observations.
As Holocaust survivors die, new approaches are required to tell their history, as shown in this unsentimental, emphatic account of the inhabitants of a Berlin street.
The lives of six Victorian radicals shed light on the struggle to establish feminism, social reform and the Labour movement.
From a priory hospital in the fields, to the Huguenots, Jack the Ripper and the Kray twins, Spitalfields has always been considered a place apart
Britain’s entry into the Second World War ushered in a wave of anti-German sentiment, creating strange bedfellows across the political spectrum.
The coverage of a disaster in Chile revealed religious divisions among the world’s press.
Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day.