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Public monuments have become sites of historical conflict, revealing bitter divisions over interpretations of the past.
Beaverbrook’s radical vision and prominent platform gave him enormous political sway.
Catacombs, cemeteries and the dead as a revolutionary force.
A pitiless, profound and influential Greek myth.
The changing fates of one of France’s grandest castles are a microcosm for its history.
An alliance between Louis XIV and a Transylvanian prince was just one aspect of the Sun King’s ambition to dominate Europe.
Two new biographies advance our understanding of the Ultima Thule in evil.
During the Renaissance, the beard was the defining feature of a man.
The Third Reich’s obsession with a pure Germanic past led to a renewed interest in the witch hunts of early modern Germany.
Mark Twain painted an evocative vision of the Mississippi River, but he didn’t tell the whole story.