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  • Monuments to the Past

    A nation built on symbols and a clear sense of history, the US increasingly recognises that it cannot defend the continuing presence of these statues in public spaces.

  • Pakistan: A Failed State?

    Seventy years on from its creation, crisis-ridden Pakistan is a very different country from the one envisioned by its founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 

  • Tourist Trinkets: The Medieval Pilgrim Badge

    The cult of saints affected everyone in medieval Europe. A voracious souvenir market was one of its consequences.  

  • The Myth of Symmetry and Balance

    The idea that the ancients believed in Antipodean lands to balance  the globe is a modern invention – and wrong. 

  • The Law According to Justinian

    Why should we be interested in a sixth-century legal code? The Emperor Justinian (527-565) gets a bad press as a misguided autocrat, but there is...

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