Category: European History

Italy in the British Imagination

Italy in the British Imagination

Beth Saunders— In their introduction to The Idea of Italy: Photography and the British Imagination, 1840–1890, editors Antonella Pelizzari and Scott Wilcox explain that the very idea of Italy was,… READ MORE

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

To better understand the Russia-Ukraine crisis, we have put together a list of the most relevant books that shed light on the history, socio-economic and political relations of these two… READ MORE

Feminist Biography

Feminist Biography

Nina Rattner Gelbart— Biography is a curious genre, morphing over time, and writing about the lives of other individuals goes back to antiquity. Plutarch and Suetonius, both working from the… READ MORE

A Baby’s First Visit to Church in 1500

A Baby’s First Visit to Church in 1500

Nicholas Orme— This is a scene from a fifteenth-century stained-glass window at Doddiscombsleigh: a country church in Devon, in the south-west of England. It shows what would have been a… READ MORE

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