Historical

Why Japan Stopped Fighting

Christopher Harding

After a disastrous Second World War, Japan abolished its armed forces and embraced pacifism. With renewed tensions in East Asia, can it last? [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: History Today
Making Sense of Things

Emma J. Wells

In the medieval period you could touch the divine – and smell it, see it, hear it and taste it, sometimes all at once. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: History Today
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The roof is gone, the spire is gone, but the north and south towers of Notre Dame have withstood the conflagration. The rose windows survived, which is a freaking miracle. I thought they were goners for sure. The bells, including the great 13-ton bourdon Emmanuel, the only bell of Notre Dame to survive the cultural holocaust of the French Revolution, are intact. The artistic and religious treasures it held are safe in an [...]

Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Numbers and Words

Violet Moller

The medieval world was incredibly learned, but how did its great bank of knowledge spread – from Classical Greece to the libraries of the East and from there to the bookshelves of England? [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
Source: History Today
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
Source: The History Blog

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