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Dutch painter Pieter Claesz’s Still Life with Turkey Pie (1627) features a cooked turkey that’s been placed back inside its original skin, feathers and all. Wikimedia Commons

Passeth the cranb'rry sauce! The medieval origins of Thanksgiving

Most of the flavor combinations and traditions we've come to associate with the holiday date back to the Middle Ages.

War comes home

The Paris attacks were a ghastly media spectacular. What will be the broader historical significance in Europe and further afield?
Unveiling of the completed “50 for Freedom” panel on the World Day Against Child Labour at the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva. June 12, 2015. International Labour Organization/Flickr

Child labour in Europe: a challenge to be tackled, not ignored

Yes, there are more and more children working in Europe. An in-depth revision of the European directives on working youth is needed.

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