Anything to do with History

B4a2c9b63fd68a080a47d2a35293e167 Webster @Webster - 7 months ago
How Has the Ancient World Been Appropriated in Modernity?
Parade commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, held amid the ruins of Persepolis. Iran, October 1971. Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images.‘Cyrus the Great is portrayed as a religious man and a forerunner of monotheism’Ali Ansari, Professor of History a...continued
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A2a551348d8c100384339e6c21255e06 Abbie @Abbie - 7 months ago
Tlāloc | History Today
Ceramic Tlāloc effigy vessel found at the Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan, Mexico, c.1440-70. Bridgeman Images.Tlāloc is a pan-Mesoamerican god of rain and earthly fertility. Principally recognised as a chief deity of the Aztec (or Mexica), earlier Zapotec and Mayan civilisati...continued
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29d678841773a96cd144675798d50e70 Maida @Maida - 7 months ago
Second the Best | History Today
Black Sabbath, 1970. Bridgeman Images.Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery was home to an exhibition in 2019 far removed from the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Victorian tea rooms for which it is famous. Black Sabbath: 50 Years celebrated the once derided, now lauded, quartet...continued
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F83221f06565aed5272a3e729d6efe18 Alexander @Alexander - 7 months ago
The Conquest of Lisbon | History Today
Scene from the Siege of Lisbon, by Pereira Cão, Palácio da Rosa, Lisbon, 19th century. Wiki Commons.In early 1147 the Devon port of Dartmouth was the gathering point for the Second Crusade, drawing would-be holy warriors from across northern Europe. There were at least 16...continued
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1bd665cfdc2ebddfa4e39c96971aafdf Elian @Elian - 7 months ago
The Prime Minister and the President
John F. Kennedy signs a proclamation declaring Winston Churchill an honorary citizen of the US, 9 April 1963 © Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.On 12 April 1961 Winston Churchill sailed into New York harbour aboard a lux...continued
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3c59b35923f7f5e6a11c533088a15138 Jessika @Jessika - 7 months ago
How Monarchs Succeed | History Today
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 7 months ago
Winter and its Discontents | History Today
Snowball fights from the Hours of the Duchess of Burgundy, c.1450. Bridgeman Images.This summer, even in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, many people were starting to feel anxious about the threat of the opposite seasonal extreme. Soaring energy prices have made t...continued
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292890d964de1c8eba1a56fae0ed91c0 Alexzander @Alexzander - 8 months ago
‘Because they were German’ | History Today
Austria becomes German: entry of the German police in Imst (Tyrol), Austria, March 1938. National Archives at College Park.‘Germany must strive to become a leading power’ and accept ‘military force as a legitimate political tool’, Lars Klingbeil, co-leader of Germany’s ru...continued
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30ac4bba47a0498502bf602bad16409a Meggie @Meggie - 8 months ago
Tutankhamun in the Flesh | History Today
The ‘mannequin’ of Tutankhamun. akg-images.The summer of 1923 gave newspaper readers a break from the press circus surrounding the tomb of Tutankhamun, the discovery of which just a few months earlier had grabbed the world’s attention. But an anonymous editorial in the Ha...continued
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B9fae85d63d3cf084c4f15cdbd0ccaba Giles @Giles - 8 months ago
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Second Act | History Today
Roosevelt displays a version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1949. Image courtesy of the FDR Presidential Library & Museum.In February 1946 a group of men from the US delegation huddled at the United Nations General Assembly in London, attempting to make ...continued
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367ec04c80b95de4cfdf036599b35350 Garnet @Garnet - 8 months ago
‘The Vote is of the People’
The MCP’s Livro de Leitura para Adultos, 1960s. Courtesy of Courtney J. Campbell.In 1960 Norma Porto Carreiro and Germano Coelho – a couple from the northeastern state of Pernambuco – created a social movement designed to teach Brazil’s poorest people to read. The Popular...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 8 months ago
New Heights | History Today
Detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Bridgeman Images.The Sistine Chapel is the most important sacred space of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, where the College of Cardinals meets to elect each new pope. Its dimensions reflect those of Solomon’s lost temple...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - 8 months ago
On the Spot: Amanda H. Podany
Seal of Barnamtarra, Queen of Lagash. Clay, c. 2400 BC. Louvre Musuem/Wiki Commons.Why are you a historian of the ancient Near East? To converse with long-dead people who first wrestled with coexisting amicably in cities. What’s the most important lesson history has taugh...continued
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3830cba028d7333d81fee686fab573c8 Kari @Kari - 8 months ago
Death of Sultan Razia | History Today
Sultan Razia, 18th century. Alamy.Like much of her reign, the accession of Razia to the sultanate of Delhi is shrouded in mystery. The only contemporary chronicle is the Tabaqat-i-Nasiri of Minhaj Siraj Juzjani, whose career had thrived during her brief tenure and who was...continued
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1adaf62f6727e453ef8e84f05a069975 Oren @Oren - 8 months ago
Women, Life, Freedom | History Today
Women protest during the Iranian Revolution, Tehran, 1978. Getty Images.On 16 September 2022 Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan Province, died in a Tehran hospital. Three days earlier she had been arrested by Iran’s Guidance Patrol, or ‘moral...continued
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1a914154cd263fa68f1b8d6529ef63dd Sandrine @Sandrine - 8 months ago
What Influence has the BBC had on History?
Venu Chitale, photographed in the 1940s. She began her career as secretary to George Orwell, and later became a prominent broadcaster. Wiki Commons.‘The BBC has always done far more than reflect the contemporary’David Hendy, Author of The BBC: A People’s History (Profile,...continued
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40e54b9707df84c11f580308a13132cb Hulda @Hulda - 8 months ago
Minor Monarchs | History Today
The coronation of Henry VI in Paris, from the Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre, 15th century. Alamy.Boy kings have often been viewed as paradoxical to medieval ideals of royal rulership. This is thanks, in part, to the longstanding myth that strong, adult kingship equall...continued
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A83b4d2292ad0135445fc0a7644d14c3 Joe @Joe - 8 months ago
Liar Liar | History Today
Titus Oates in the pillory, 1685. Bridgeman Images.Titus Oates was a nasty piece of work. He was venal, grasping and corrupt: a bully, a coward and a grifter. He was a serial failure: dismissed from teaching after falsely accusing his schoolmaster of buggery; dismissed fr...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 8 months ago
Shut Up and Eat! | History Today
Benito Mussolini, during the march on Rome with, from left, Emilio De Bono, Italo Balbo and Cesare Maria De Vecchi. Wiki Commons.John Foot opens his book on fascist Italy with a family anecdote: a convivial mealtime discussion in which his great-grandmother reminisced fon...continued
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Da22e3d6f8549192c3eca95f63ffdcdc Elody @Elody - 8 months ago
No Laughing Matter | History Today
Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart, by Frans Hals, 1623. Bridgeman Images.In Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose (1983), laughter is no laughing matter. Set in 1327, the story follows William of Baskerville as he investigates a series of mysterious deaths at a Benedictine mona...continued
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367ec04c80b95de4cfdf036599b35350 Garnet @Garnet - 8 months ago
Words and Deeds | History Today
Muhammad is visited by the Archangel Gabriel at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, the Prophet’s Mosque, Medina. Turkish, 18th century. AISA/Bridgeman Images.In 1988 the publication of The Satanic Verses, a novel by the Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie, propelled an obscure an...continued
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70753e5e348bf454161ee0bcc63fed8d Juliet @Juliet - 8 months ago
Filthy Food | History Today
Milk is watered down and sand is added to sugar, detail from an engraving of ‘London improvements’, 1845. Mary Evans Picture Library.Adulteration of food with potentially harmful substances and cheap substitutes is an old problem with a recent solution. In the 19th centur...continued
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37ec91099450fc2fc637c77e78953759 Anderson @Anderson - 8 months ago
Demanding Surrender | History Today
Ben JonesAnglo-American extradition is in the news. The administrations of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have refused to return Anne Sacoolas for prosecution over teenager Harry Dunn’s death in 2019 on the grounds of her diplomatic immunity. Yet both have pressed for th...continued
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6ede9b368e706f8b5e5082140d4d45d9 Moises @Moises - 8 months ago
No More Windfalls | History Today
Nelson Mandela, 1961. Bridgeman Images.Writing a history of South Africa is no simple task. As South Africans will tell you, it is a country with 11 official languages and with these come 11 different histories. Thula Simpson’s History of South Africa manages to avoid som...continued
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 8 months ago
‘Contradiction on Stilts’ | History Today
The BOCHK Bank of China Building under construction, 1988. Wiki Commons/Matthew Laird Acred.‘We have to give Hong Kong and its way of life the best chance of continuing as a free city after the handover.’ So wrote Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, in h...continued
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