Category Archives: History

A Chimney (part 1)

The Fast Small Field Railroad Company in Tokyo, Japan read the future and invested right. In 1977 they tore down the shabby small wooden station of Forever Forest Upper Field and elevated it with concrete, then they had the subway

A Chimney (part 1)

The Fast Small Field Railroad Company in Tokyo, Japan read the future and invested right. In 1977 they tore down the shabby small wooden station of Forever Forest Upper Field and elevated it with concrete, then they had the subway

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

Why you should read: Karl Marx, A Nineteenth-Century Life

Karl Marx has been many things to many people. During the 20th century, amid the clamour of the Cold War era, perceptions about Marx split into two rival camps: supporters hailed him as a far-sighted prophet propelling state and society

Why you should read: Karl Marx, A Nineteenth-Century Life

Karl Marx has been many things to many people. During the 20th century, amid the clamour of the Cold War era, perceptions about Marx split into two rival camps: supporters hailed him as a far-sighted prophet propelling state and society

An Economist in the Real World

India is an ageless place where the past infuses every aspect of modern life. Since ushering in an economic liberalisation programme in 1991, India has been in a headlong rush to modernise and open up its complex and multifaceted economy

An Economist in the Real World

India is an ageless place where the past infuses every aspect of modern life. Since ushering in an economic liberalisation programme in 1991, India has been in a headlong rush to modernise and open up its complex and multifaceted economy

The Transformation of the World

The 19th century, or indeed any span of time, does not neatly correspond to a tangible experience in the way that a day or a year does. Rather, the century, 1801-1900, is a creature of the calendar, a convenient, but

The Transformation of the World

The 19th century, or indeed any span of time, does not neatly correspond to a tangible experience in the way that a day or a year does. Rather, the century, 1801-1900, is a creature of the calendar, a convenient, but

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

On the eve of World War I, the Ottomans were in bad shape, having fought three ruinous wars in as many years. In 1911, the Italians attacked three Ottoman Vilayets in North Africa (now Libya). This unprovoked attack sparked opportunist

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

On the eve of World War I, the Ottomans were in bad shape, having fought three ruinous wars in as many years. In 1911, the Italians attacked three Ottoman Vilayets in North Africa (now Libya). This unprovoked attack sparked opportunist

Indians in Singapore

Dr Rajesh Rai’s welcome new study weaves together a host of fascinating stories of the Indian diaspora in a colonial port. Rai traces the histories of Indian migrants lured across oceans and seas by the forces of exploitation, adventure, poverty

Indians in Singapore

Dr Rajesh Rai’s welcome new study weaves together a host of fascinating stories of the Indian diaspora in a colonial port. Rai traces the histories of Indian migrants lured across oceans and seas by the forces of exploitation, adventure, poverty