World History Blog
July 9, 2014
We've just put a new article up on our TimeMap of World History - on the history of Ancient PalestineRead more...
June 28, 2014
The Islamic and Christian frontiers have shifted a number of times in historyRead more...
June 18, 2014
Roman civilization did not vanish in southern Europe; it outlasted the fall of the Roman empire to evolve into medieval civilizationRead more...
June 5, 2014
Monaco is a relic from medieval Europe - how has it survived when hundreds of other states like it have long vanished?Read more...
May 28, 2014
Why did Christianity not develop a tradition of meditation like Buddhism did?Read more...
May 19, 2014
At the battle of the Somme, the two armies which fought each other were in completely different leagues when it came to fighting capabilities: the German army was probably the finest fighting force in the world at that time, while by comparison the British were a bunch of inexperienced amateurs.Read more...
May 12, 2014
The creation of a huge army during the First World War, along with a massive infrastructure to support it, was a major British achievement, and one that has not been given due credit (at least in school textbooks).Read more...
May 6, 2014
I said in my last post that I was off on a short holiday - a few days' tour of the World War One battlefields. I have now returned from that tour, and what a brilliant experience it was!Read more...
April 26, 2014
I'm off for a tour of the cemeteries and battlefields of the First World War's Western Front.Read more...
April 10, 2014
We have been criticised for using BC and AD instead of BCE and CE - so here's our justification for doing so!Read more...
March 31, 2014
The issue of Russia and Ukraine is not simple oneRead more...
March 22, 2014
Certain great cities such as London in Britain, Edo (Tokyo) in Japan, and ancient Rome, have had a huge impact on the wider economies in which they were located.Read more...
March 15, 2014
The growth of London illustrates the fact that economic developments can be the result of political factors.Read more...
March 7, 2014
The roots of London's dominance of Britain's economy go back to medieval timesRead more...
March 1, 2014
The Chinese response to the Western challenge in the 19th century was undermined by the fact that they were ruled by a foreign dynasty.Read more...
February 22, 2014
Maps of Russia and Ukraine through history clearly show the reasons for the trouble in Ukraine today.Read more...
February 14, 2014
History seems to show that elite families keep their status within the ruling class through access to social privileges denied the rest of society.Read more...
February 7, 2014
A new book says that social mobility is very rare and very gradual, whatever society one looks at in world history - but I will be hard to convince!Read more...
January 31, 2014
This is a progress report on a part of our TimeMap of World History which not many users know about - our articlesRead more...
January 21, 2014
All civilizations change over time, but some change so drastically that they cease to be the same civilization. How, and why, does this occur?Read more...
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