photo ancient old irish castle, west coast ireland
History

Roots of Irish Identity: What You Didn’t Know

December 21, 2016

Irish identity is always multiple, always layered with invasions and migrations in one wave after another; it is an identity of astonishing resilience, marked by tremendous suffering and great experiences of joy. […]

Ancient History

The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D

December 21, 2016

Almost as soon as it occurred, the Sack of Rome left the space of history and entered the realm of myth. […]

European History

Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

By Kenneth Bartlett, PhD, University of Toronto Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and embodied the values of […]

image of first crusade siege
European History

The Impossible First Crusade

December 14, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, PhD, Tulane University In 1099, at the culmination of the First Crusade—an event that became a watershed moment for Western Civilization—a […]

Picture of a Cuneiform tablet from Sumer
Ancient History

Cuneiform: The Invention of Writing

December 14, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, Ph.D., Tulane University There’s a great deal of debate over the origins of writing but, with Cuneiform in Sumer, we have […]

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