World War II: Victory in the European Theater

Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Franklin Roosevelt, and Premier Joseph Stalin / Library of Congress Franklin Roosevelt entered World War II with an eye toward a new postwar world, one where the United States would succeed Britain as the leader of Western capitalist democracies. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.12.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction[…]

World War II: The Rise of Fascism and Nazism

Click image to enlarge The years between the First and Second World Wars were politically and economically tumultuous for the United States and especially for the world. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.12.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction The years between the First and Second World Wars were politically and economically tumultuous for the United[…]

Crusader Fortifications and Siege Weaponry in the Holy Land

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria / Photo by Bernard Gagnon, Wikimedia Commons The 13th century saw a number of significant changes in the design of European and Islamic fortifications. By Dr. David Nicolle The Development of Crusader Fortifications The 13th century saw a number of significant changes in the design of European and Islamic fortifications, the[…]

The Origins and Dialects of Old English

First lines of Beowulf from the damaged Nowell Codex Old English arose from the set of varieties of West Germanic which the early settlers spoke. By Dr. Raymond Hickey Professor for General Linguistics and Varieties of English Universität Duisburg-Essen Origins The Germanic settlers, who according to the Venerable Bede arrived in England in 449, brought[…]

Multilingualism Along the Nile in Ancient Egypt

This bilingual papyrus containing magical spells and recipes dates from the early third century A.D. and is written in both Greek and Demotic. In some passages, the Greek text is also transliterated into Demotic, and vice versa. London Magical Papyrus, A.D. 200–225, Romano-Egyptian. Papyrus and ink, 9 7/16 × 33 5/8 in. The British Museum,[…]