The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) has been regarded as a classic of European literature since soon after its publication in 1958. It recounts the decline and fall of Sicily’s aristocracy.
The cities of Europe have experienced disease outbreaks for centuries, but they were able to bounce back using quarantine, economic stimulus and patience. Not all were successful.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary with a leaders' meeting in London, five US scholars shed light on NATO's history and its potential future.
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn't Denmark's to sell.
The battle between nationalism and a wider European identity in the 19th century has influenced philosophy to this day.
A scholar analyzed data about UNESCO World Heritage sites to explain why European cultural relics like Notre Dame are so beloved, while splendid monuments elsewhere remain relatively unknown.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
A toxic mix of wishful thinking, brinksmanship, finger-pointing, and fatalism in July 1914 bear similarities to Brexit.
Two hundred years ago, an Austrian priest teamed up with a schoolteacher to perform the first rendition of 'Silent Night.' Little did they know that it would one day be sung in over 300 languages.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Some today declare that "Western civilisation" is something we should all be simply “for”. But the enlightenment, central to this civilisation, shows how things are rarely so simple.
Camps of the 20th century were focused on resettlement. Today, the focus is on confining movement and deportation. What changed?
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
Two revolutions, 400 years apart, set in chain processes that claimed millions of lives.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
An anthropologist tells the story of how Columbus actually came close to falling into historical obscurity, until American hubris got in the way.
All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
They are too well-behaved on Westeros – real-life queens often resorted to tears, temper tantrums and toilet humour.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.