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History Summarized: Malta

History Summarized: Malta

The history of the Mediterranean is both very long and very crowded. So it’s hard to get a big picture when we’re busy investigating individual civilizations like Egypt, Rome, or the Ottomans. However, a great way to see the whole of Mediterranean history is actually to zoom right in on the middle, to the island …

History Summarized: Ireland

On the surface, the history of Ireland seems like the tale of one island getting beat up for over a thousand years straight, and, well, that’s not incorrect. I’ll be honest with you. But from another perspective it’s a story of a unique civilization rising from the intersection of two very different worlds, and then …

History Summarized: Brazil

History Summarized: Brazil

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. It’s a website, and so can you! I messed that up. With all of my talk of empires throughout world history I messed that up. With all of my talk of empires throughout world history, it’s easy to forget that colonies have feelings too. Not only is …

History Summarized: Mexico

Mexico has got a lot going on in its history, from ancient civilizations building temples to the Sun and sowing panic about the year 2012, to a great Empire with a city in the middle of a lake and a habit of hucking people off of pyramids, to its less-than-willing participation in New World globalization …

The History of Prostitution Rome by William SANGER | History | FULL Unabridged AudioBook

The  History of Prostitution Rome by William SANGER | History | FULL Unabridged AudioBook

section 5 of the History of Prostitution This is a Librivox recording all Librivox Recordings are in the public domain for more information or to [volunteer] please visit librivox.org the history of Prostitution by William Sanger section 5 Chapter 4 Road Part 1 laws Governing prostitution Our earliest acquaintance with the Roman laws governing prostitution …

This Is (Not) L.A. | Official Book Trailer

This Is (Not) L.A. | Official Book Trailer

I was inspired to write “This Is (Not) L.A.” because, until I moved here in 1998, I thought Los Angeles was all of the cliches that a lot of people believe. I grew up in Northern California, and at least in the 1970s and ’80s the thinking about Southern California was that Southern Californians were …