History Matters

By Audrey Truschke

Laws against religious offence in India have altered the writing and understanding of the nation’s past.

Unstuck from the mud: volunteers rescue artworks in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, 1966. © Getty Images.

By Richard Ivan Jobs

Backpackers, travelling through Europe, forged a new wave of international collaboration.

By Emily Jones

The Conservatives are enduring a crisis of identity and purpose. Not for the first time, the work of the great 18th-century philosopher, Edmund Burke, is seen as offering a path to the party’s reinvention. 

By Rhys Griffiths

If Bolivia is so rich, why is it so poor? 

Tablet of Zimri-Lim, concerning the foundation of an ice-house in Terqa, 1780 BC. Now in the Louvre.

By Carly Silver

The bronze-age city of Mari was second only to Babylon, and the library of tablets it held offers rich insight into all aspects of an intricate political world.

By Kirk Graham

Britain’s entry into the Second World War ushered in a wave of anti-German sentiment, creating strange bedfellows across the political spectrum.

By History Today

All the winners from this year's awards ceremony. 

By Samuel J. Martland

The coverage of a disaster in Chile revealed religious divisions among the world’s press.

By Sophia L. Deboick

Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day. 

By Rhys Griffiths

An ethnically diverse country of kingdoms.