Intellectual and Religious History

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 Baptized Muse: Early Christian poetry as cultural authority

University of Bristol
With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As […]
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Jews and the Military

University of Oxford
Jews and the Military is the first comprehensive and comparative look at Jews’ involvement in the military and their attitudes […]
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The Origins of Israel, 1882–1948: A Documentary History

University of Oxford
In 1880 the Jewish community in Palestine encompassed some 20,000 Orthodox Jews; within sixty-five years it was transformed into a […]
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Heritage in the Modern World:  Historical Preservation in International Perspective 

University of Oxford
Even though the origins of modern preservationism are often traced back to early eighteenth-century Europe, the aim is to address […]
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Crafting Inclusion for ‘Invalid’ Women

Goldsmiths, University of London
Vivienne Richmond, Head of History at Goldsmiths, discusses the Girls’ Friendly Society of twentieth-century England. The making of handcrafted objects […]
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The living presence of the gods in ancient Greece

University of Oxford
Over the centuries, viewers have attributed life and agency to many works of art: they claim that portraits stare back […]
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