“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn In 1848, a series of revolutions, called the Spring of Nations, swept across Europe....

“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, anti-Semitic violence in the German-speaking lands (there were...

Confucian thought, in its most simplistic form, holds that the balance of the universe rests upon the upholding of relationships—the relationship between the ruler and the ruled, parents and children, husbands...

In 771 BCE the Zhou Dynasty moved its seat from Hao, to the eastern city of Luoyang, precipitating a long period of gradual decentralization, spanning from 770-221 BCE. This period of...

eennvveellooppee replied to your post: I’m assembling a Further Reading list as we speak… there was a jewish enlightenment? rentless-mistress replied to your post: I’m assembling a Further Reading list as...

The other day I was walking into my apartment with a friend, excited to introduce her to the masterpiece that is Summer Heights High, when all of the sudden a name...

“We can only reason from what we know, and if an opportunity of acquiring knowledge hath been denied us, the inferiority of our sex cannot fairly be deduced from thence.” Not...

“Whenever one assumes the role of historian, friendship and enmities have to be forgotten.” Anna Komnene/Comnena (1083-1153) was a brilliant scholar. Her writing remains the most important source of information we...

From left to right: Jessica Mitford (1917-1996), Nancy Mitford (1904-1973), Diana Mitford (1910-2003), Unity Mitford (1914-1948), and Pamela Mitford (1907-1994); photo taken in 1935. Deborah Mitford (1920-present); photo taken in 1940....

The Renaissance is an interesting one. It fascinates me how people perceive the Renaissance as a literal rebirth of knowledge in Europe, when in reality, the pursuit of knowledge in Europe...