cultură şi spiritualitate
The bodies of Jan Bockelson, and two other leaders of the Anabaptist sect, were hung outside the church of St Lambert on 22 January 1536.
A study of war through the ages.
A warning is ignored and a city falls in El Greco’s lurid depiction.
The consequences of the German aristocracy’s Faustian pact.
Belarusian memory of the Second World War once helped legitimise the Lukashenka regime. Now it is undermining it.
The pioneer of the British civil rights movement is no less significant than his American counterparts.
In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.
It took millennia to find out.
Two continents and two millennia of extraordinary African Europeans.
Surveying the world of Late Antiquity from its Persian centre.
On 27 February 380, divine punishment and imperial retribution were threatened for those who rejected the Nicene creed.
Futurism was launched like a political movement on the front page of Le Figaro on 20 February 1909.
From the founding of Kiev in the ninth century through to the present, the Russian Empire has been both a predator and a victim.
In England, Shrove Tuesday has not just symbolised feasting, fasting and family, but riot and rebellion, too.
Travelling into the past of London’s great train stations.
On his death two centuries ago, Keats and his work looked sure to be forgotten. Why is he now so well loved?
Ungainly but fleet of foot, the flightless bird offers insights into the life of a legendary pharaoh.
‘Struggles matter in and of themselves.’
What can be known about Peru’s pre-Incan civilisation?
Love conquers all in Botticelli’s sensuous mythological masterpiece.
A thoughtful long view of men’s participation in, and consumption of, fashionable dress.
The Battle of Tondibi, which resulted in the defeat of the Songhay army, took place on 13 March 1591.
‘Human nature always remains the same.’
The fluid and unfixed Byzantine Empire.
Beginning in March 1971, the Bangladesh War of Independence led to East Pakistan becoming a new nation state. On the 50th anniversary of its outbreak, four experts assess the war’s legacy.
Was the US president ‘dealing with the devil’ in his relationships with segregationist politicians or was his ‘the art of the possible’?
A narrative history from the peak of Hitler’s powers up to his demise.
The pandemic has created a dividing line for our time, like many others in the past.
A new translation finds Beowulf comfortably at home in the 21st century.
Those who kept a diary in 2020 have provided a service to posterity.
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