Articles with keyword "history"
Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.
Michael of Rhodes was not your typical fifteenth-century Venetian, and he left his manuscript as proof.
Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.
There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.
Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.
Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.