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Edo period map
Maps are usually looked at as functional works that have the narrow aim of describing geographical spaces. This idea is just as narrow. They are not just a description of geography and topography, but a great source of historical information and…
Ortelius world map
The study of history has traditionally focused on the actions of individuals and groups of human beings, identifying them as the key agents in an ongoing drama. But more recently some historians have pushed spatial theory and the role of…
There's a deeply based assumption that the secular is something that exists in the ether, that it's a concept that makes sense globally and back through time. But in fact, this is wholly false. The notion of the secular is highly…
Histories of the Unexpected promo
What does the history of doors have to do with Viking death? How are Roman walls subversive? And how on earth does the history of puppets link to the struggle for freedom in the Second World War? Histories of the Unexpected tells all!
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