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Was Jesus a “Jew”?

Was Jesus a “Jew”?

Yonatan Adler— Was Jesus a “Jew”? The internet has been abuzz over this curious question in recent months. Many of those involved in the discussion have claimed that there were… READ MORE

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Black History Month, or African-American History Month, was proposed in February of 1969 by students at Kent State University. Later to be federally recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976,… READ MORE

In the Eye of the Serpent

In the Eye of the Serpent

Whitney Barlow Robles— The serpent who beguiled Eve. Medusa’s ossifying glance. The hypnotic command of Kaa in Kipling’s Jungle Book. Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, turned upside down by a basilisk…. READ MORE

Why the Crusades Matter

Why the Crusades Matter

Christopher Tyerman— The crusades offer features to fascinate and disturb modern audiences. Surviving evidence–literary, archival, archaeological, visual and material–allows access in some detail to individual experiences as well as large… READ MORE

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

Ep. 123—The Intricacies of Marriage

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Devorah Baum about her new book, On Marriage. On Marriage is a compulsively readable, startling, and philosophically rich book… READ MORE

Understanding the Impossible

Understanding the Impossible

Carlos Eire — Levitating saints raise questions that no historian should avoid. Never mind the metaphysical questions, that floating ten-ton anvil that historians dare not touch, much less acknowledge. Aside… READ MORE

Dear Aliens

Dear Aliens

Matthew Bowman— You probably don’t exist. Or perhaps you did once, but it was billions of years ago in another arm of the Milky Way. Or maybe you will appear… READ MORE

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