How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
By Steve Moyer
Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.
By James Williford
Cambridge's pastoral gateway to paradise set the trend for modern cemeteries.
By Sarah Stewart Taylor
Michael of Rhodes was not your typical fifteenth-century Venetian, and he left his manuscript as proof.
By Anna Maria Gillis
Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.
By Daniel Grant
The 2009 Humanities Medalists.
And the Art of Victor Segalen.
Where the digital age meets ancient Egypt.
By Andrew Lawler
The Dictionary of Old English explores the brutality and elegance of our ancestral tongue.
By Ammon Shea
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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