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Interactive Map Catalogs a History of Collective Violence Against Black Communities

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Here's a map put together by historian Liam Hogan, with help from five co-conspirators. Show More Summary

The great find and great loss of Childeric’s treasure

Childeric I was the king of the Salian Franks from 457 until his death in 481/2 A.D., and the father of Clovis I, the man who would unite the Frankish tribes under his rulership and become the first of the Merovingian kings of France. Childeric established a capital at Tournai on lands he had received [...]

The BBC's Hilarious 1948 Style Guidelines "On Matters of Taste" 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Filmmaker Samantha Horley recently posted an image of this set of "Guidelines," which she found among her father's effects, on her Facebook page. Show More Summary

What is Ubuntu and What Does it Mean?

Ubuntu is the southern African word describing a person's connectedness to others that became the centerpiece of the humanist philosophy promoted by Mandela.

Ancient Egypt: The Father Of Time

The way in which we divide the day into hours and minutes, as well as the structure and length of the yearly calendar, owes much to pioneering developments in ancient Egypt.

L’Hermione and the French in Newport

For the last month, L’Hermione, the replica of the ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette (back) to the U.S. of A. in 1780, has been working its way up the coast to New England. There have been conferences and exhibits in Virginia and New York, and soon it will be our turn. Show More Summary

Rare intact rosary found in Michigan colonial fort

Archaeologists excavating the fur trading village and colonial fort of Michilimackinac on the tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula have discovered a rare intact rosary that may be as much as 250 years old. Colonial Michilimackinac is an open air museum and state park on the site of an 18th-century French fort and fur trading village [...]

An enduring controversy: The Pipe Creek Circular and the Battle of Gettysburg–Part Two

Maj. Gen. George G. Meade This is the second part of a two-part series that was cross-posted on Emerging Civil War. In part one of this two-part series, we examined the content of the Pipe Creek Circular, and we also looked at the Pipe Creek Line itself. Show More Summary

An enduring controversy: the Pipe Creek Circular and the Battle of Gettysburg

This is the first part of a two-part series that was cross-posted on Emerging Civil War. No battle of the American Civil War has generated more ongoing and enduring controversies than the Battle of Gettysburg. With the anniversary of...Show More Summary

Dr. Franklin’s Invitation in 1779

When Benjamin Franklin was the American minister to France, he set up a small press at his home in Passy in order to print government documents, mostly forms with blanks to fill in. Later he used the same equipment to publish humorous pamphlets for friends, a fake newspaper page for propaganda, and broadsides. Show More Summary

ROMAN BRITAIN: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:by Peter Salway OUP (2nd edn, 2015) p/b 122pp £7.99 (ISBN 9780198712169) This book is a concise, clear and readable history of Roman Britain across four centuries. It is ideal for the general reader, including one who comes to the subject with no previous knowledge. The book is…

LATE SOPHOCLES: THE HERO’S EVOLUTION IN ELECTRA, PHILOCTETES, AND OEDIPUS AT COLONUS

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Thomas Van Nortwick Michigan (2015) h/b 160pp £56.95 (ISBN 9780472119561) Written in Sophocles’ ninth decade (V.N. places Electra close to 410 BC), Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus are far from being the mellow reflections of old age. Instead, they are contentious and innovative, redefining the rules…

OVID: THE OFFENSE OF LOVE Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Julia Dyson Hejduk Wisconsin (2014) p/b 268pp £15.95 (ISBN 9780299302047) H.’s translation with commentary, which is the first to include both the cause of Ovid’s ‘offence’ and his ‘defence’ of his writings, is aimed at readers who have no classical knowledge. As a result, a detailed introduction…

THE LOST SECOND BOOK OF ARISTOTLE’S POETICS

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Walter Watson Chicago (2015) p/b 304pp £29 (ISBN 9780226875088) This very engaging work sets out to save a whole treasure chest of priceless gems from an eternity in scholarly limbo, the chest being the lost second book of Aristotle’s Poetics. For some time now scholars have argued…

LATIN: A LINGUISTIC INTRODUCTION

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:by Renato Oniga, ed. and trans. by Norma Schifano OUP (2014) 345pp £24.99 (ISBN 9780198702863) How to bring together Chomsky and Latin? The concept of this book (a translation, incorporating minor changes, by Norma Schifano of Renato Oniga’s Il Latino: Breve introduzione linguistica [Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2004]) is an ambitious…

Hermione leads New York Parade of Ships

L’Hermione arrived in New York City on July 1st, firing its cannons in salute to the city that welcomed the Marquis de Lafayette with a screaming throng of 50,000, a third of the city’s population at the time, in 1824. It docked at Pier 15 on the East River in Lower Manhattan right across from [...]

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