A puritan translation of an Epicurean masterpiece fell victim to the pieties of its time.
Volume 71 Issue 9 September 2021
A new term inadvertently changed the way people thought about runaway slaves.
How the index helps us to understand, categorise and engage with the world.
In order to tackle the power of ‘Big Tech’, President Biden’s administration draws lessons from America’s ‘Gilded Age’.
The phenomenon of statue destruction in historical perspective.
Female explorers of the 19th century demolished Victorian notions of stay-at home women. But why were they so vehemently anti-feminist? The case of Mary Wollstonecraft may hold the answer.
Is Kazakhstan 30 or 556 years old? As the five states of Central Asia celebrate three decades of independence, they prefer the glories of the ancient past to the legacy of Soviet rule.
The separation of politics and religion has its roots in discourses over whether or not Pontius Pilate could be held guilty of having ordered ‘the death of God’.
A young Anglo-Saxon woman with a taste for the finer things in life is the unlikely inspiration for a new pilgrim route.
The victory of the Greeks over Persia in 480 BC was more than just a landmark in naval warfare. It shaped the way the past is understood.