Tag: History

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| June 8, 2010

history men

I have mentioned elsewhere that the best work of history I have read in a long, long time is Keith Thomas’s The...

| December 18, 2009

Walking Stewart

James Bridle’s newspaper-style account of Walking Stewart and his peregrinations through Victorian London.

| December 14, 2009

Albrecht Dürer, loser

Following 1,000 years of cultural decline and societal collapse known as the Dark Ages, the 15th century brought forth...

| December 14, 2009

the dead among the living

A provocative thought from the wonderful new book A Very Brief History of Eternity, by my friend Carlos Eire: . . . few...

| December 1, 2009


The recovery of an ancient European culture, described here. Wonderful stuff. (But I never have liked this kind of...

| November 20, 2009

one last video

British Pathe – ( EARLY TRAFFIC SCENES ) – Watch more Videos at Vodpod. Not really about about anything...

| October 9, 2009

the ends of life

I just turned in to my friends at First Things a review of the new book by Sir Keith Thomas, The Ends of Life: Roads to...

| July 16, 2009

the story of a discovery

In 1815, Cardinal Angelo Mai made an extraordinary discovery in the Ambrosian Library in Milan. He spotted that a book...