Articles tagged world history

How Should the Story of Revolution Be Told?

UK scholar Helen Rappaport combines thorough scholarship with the stylistic grace of a novelist, and the result is a riveting tale of the Russian Revolution that’s difficult to put down.

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Istanbul: From Emperors to Street Vendors

Historian Thomas F. Madden's Istanbul leaves one with a sense of awe for how much of the human experience is on display in this one city, in this part of the world.

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The Sexual, the Female, and the Forbidden Beckoned: ‘The Oxford History of Witchcraft & Magic’

It is hoped this solid anthology of level-headed observation will supplant spurious New Age-tinged assertions as well as lurid "exposés".

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Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm’s ‘Agents of Empire’

In Noel Malcolm's important microhistory, we encounter complex individuals who appear resistant to simple categories, generalizations, or identifications.

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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity by Michael Scott

We are invited to adjust our angle of vision to consider multiple ancient worlds in Central Asia, India, and China.

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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika? by Harry Campbell

Naming is an act of power, and Harry Campbell does not hesitate to call out some of the name-bestowers for their arrogance.

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Days That Shook the World: The Complete First Season

Popular history tends to fetishize specific dates and the events they denote at the expense of a larger historical context and its cultural significance.

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The Diary of Petr Ginz: 1941-1942 by Peter Ginz

A small story of everyday barbarity.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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