Articles tagged world history

Pieces of Human Stories Create the Total Mosaic That Is ‘Fractured Lands’

Scott Anderson's Fractured Lands is not only one of the most accessible and synthetic account of events in the Middle East, it's also among the most powerful.

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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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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

// Notes from the Road

"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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