Historical

Archaeologists excavating the ancient market square in the city of Ribe in southwest Jutland, Denmark, have unearthed a comb from around 800 A.D. that is inscribed with the word “comb” written in runes. They also discovered a second runic inscription on a plaque of bone or antler that has yet to be deciphered.

This is a sensational find, especially for Denmark. Runic inscriptions of any date are rare in Denmark; runes [...]

Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: The History Blog

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, an ancient city in southeastern France that boasts a splendid 12th century Romanesque church, medieval town walls and gates and a cobblestoned downtown of considerable charm, can also lay claim to unique vestiges of a small Jewish community that abided there for three centuries or so before the saw the anti-Semitic writing on the all and got out while the going was good.

There was a small but consistent population of Jews in [...]

Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: The History Blog
On the Spot: Daniel Beer

By Daniel Beer

The historian of Russia on Dostoevsky, Foucault and sympathy for the Bolsheviks. [[{"fid":"36621","view_mode":"float_right","fields":{"format":"float_right","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-float-right"}}]]Why are you a historian of Russia?I read Dostoevsky when I was 16 and became hooked on Russian culture and history.What's the most important lesson history has taught you?It exposes the limits of our imagination in the present.Which book has had the [...]
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: History Today Articles

The protests that broke out across Iran towards the end of 2017 were not triggered by one event. Their cause was mounting unrest at zulm: an all-encompassing term for the injustice, iniquity and oppression that has permeated Iranian society for more than a century.

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: History Today

On this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football.

In the mid-1960s, the intense competition for players and fans between the National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL) led to talks of a possible merger. It was decided that the winners of each league's championship would meet each year in a single game [...]

Sun, Jan 14, 2018

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