Volume 68 Issue 4 April 2018

Vikings: Warriors of No Nation

Norse travellers reached every corner of the known world, but they were not tourists. The ‘racially pure’ Vikings of stereotype were, in fact, cultural chameleons adopting local habits, languages and religions. 

If This Be Error

Marrying the sister of a deceased wife was illegal in Victorian England.

The Lost Classics

Though originally set to music, we almost always encounter the Ancient Greek epics as mute texts. But now their songs can be heard again.

The Jewish Journey

A visually arresting look at the minutiae of centuries of everyday Jewish life.

No Clockwatching

Time in the early modern world lacked precision, but it did have humanity.