"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Heritage and HistoryHeritage and History

History is not stuck on a dusty shelf it is all around. We feature culture...

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 
The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
iPentimento | Genealogy and HistoryiPentimento | Genealogy and History

Genealogy and History

 
Friends RevolutionFriends Revolution

Friends Revolution focuses on the everyday interesting including travel, ph...

 
A Postcard a DayA Postcard a Day

My father started collecting postcards many years ago. I'm continuing ...

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 


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c. 1909Image: Anders Beer Wilse / Arts Council Norway via Europeana"Skijoring": the word derives from the Norwegian skikjøring, which translates as "ski driving" in English. In a skijoring race, skiiers being pulled by a riderless hors...

The main synagogue in Aleppo Syria was built in the Byzantine period. Damaged in the Mongol sack of Aleppo in 1400, it was later expanded and modernised. With the arrival of the Sephardi Jews in Aleppo in the C16th, a wing on the eastern side of the...

Let's take a little stroll down memory lane, back to the halcyon summer days of 2010, when Kings of Leon cancelled a show in St. Louis after just five songs because a bird shit in the bassist's mouth. Yes, Jared Followill (seen above, in much happier...

Guests: Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Chicago and author of Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation. Her most recent article is “Intimacy and Antipathy: Ukrainian...

Filed under: Videos, Chevrolet, Automotive History, Auto Repair, Maintenance, Coupe, ClassicsIt took years of research in the archives and then more time in restoration, but the very first Chevrolet Camaro has been rediscovered and put back on the ro...

We turn the corner and the Palermo Cathedral opens up. Quite an imposing building, eh? the cupola is a bit like that of St. Peter’s. The building dates back to 1185, although there’s not much of the original building left.    &n...

We move away from the lovely Piazza and then pass this utter monstrosity of a building. Art Deco meets Communist brutality. Bad. Sad. Bah.   that’s the cathedral where we will go soon. curious how the electricity cables were hung up...