History

1917: War, Peace, and Revolution

London School of Economics
1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. […]
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Clergy in English minsters c.800-c.1100

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow discusses the late Anglo-Saxon clergy and in particular at the question of royal patronage of churches.
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Danish Ferocity and Abandoned Monasteries: the Twelfth-century View

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow explains why twelfth-century authors found it so important to invent stories of Viking brutality towards monks and nuns […]
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The Clergy in the Medieval World

University of Leeds
Unlike monks and nuns, clergy have hitherto been sidelined in accounts of the Middle Ages, but they played an important […]
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Empire and Aftermath

University of Chicago
Clifford Ando re-frames the issue of beginnings and endings by reexamining “decline and fall” in the works of two eighteenth-century […]
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Ancient States and Infrastructural Power

University of Chicago
Clifford Ando discusses how early states built their territorial, legal, and political powers before they had the capacity to enforce them […]
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The political economy of religion in the early Roman empire.

University of Chicago
Cities in the ancient world extracted a great deal of wealth from their hinterlands and often claimed a monopoly on […]
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Women and the Politics of Pressure in Nineteenth-Century Britain

University of Warwick
In the long 19th century, women seized new opportunities offered by parliament and played a growing role in public politics […]
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Food Reform and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Britain

University of Warwick
Sarah Richardson considers the contribution of two female activists in the field of dietary reform and feminist politics: Anna Kingsford […]
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A Brief History of the English Reformation

University of Warwick
The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what […]
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