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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The magazine that told it like it was

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This week: The magazine that told it like it was, Magna Carta is sealed and peoples of the world unite – in history. For more, subscribe here.


Caricature in the Caucasus: Molla Nasreddin

Molla Nasreddin, a satirical magazine that exposed religious hypocrisy, gender inequality and life in the Caucasus, is introduced in this short film. 


The Road to Runnymede

Magna Carta – sealed on 15 June, 1215 – had a long gestation period, but there is no need for a paternity suit: King John was its feckless father.


The Invention of World History

A global chronology of world history was impossible when peoples lived by different calendars. In the 11th century, a Middle Eastern scholar changed that.


A Foreign Affair

In a largely forgotten episode from 1852, Jonas P. Levy became the second – and, so far, the last – American to be charged with violating the Logan Act.


Why did Charles I fight at Naseby?

Charles I's decision to fight the New Model Army at Naseby in June 1645 was the biggest military blunder of the English Civil War. 

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