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On the women who made imperial Rome.
The Thai-Burma railway was built by prisoners of war in appalling conditions. The dead were treated with a dignity denied the living.
Venetian officials sought to stem a ‘plague’ of sodomy by promoting the heterosexual sex trade.
A warped path from Caspar David Friedrich to Adolf Hitler arrives at the dark heart of German Romanticism. Does a painting represent human triumph or a humbling? The answer is in the ideological eye of the beholder.
An Icelandic scholar exemplifies the rich cultural exchanges of the Middle Ages.
The story of Afghanistan from the 13th century until the present illuminates why the international intervention that began in 2001 failed to deliver.
Rosalind Franklin’s work was pivotal to one of the 20th century’s greatest scientific discoveries.
A wise and readable narrative history of the United States is a reminder of how tenaciously previous generations have clung to the view that the country is the ‘last, best hope of earth’.
‘The most common misconception about my field is that classicists study a past that no longer impacts on our world today.’
Germany is the country most closely associated with militarism, but Britain has had its militarist moments, too.