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Victorians enjoyed rudimentary version of Netflix, new research shows

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

Victorians enjoyed rudimentary version of Netflix, new research shows https://ift.tt/2wFilIV Lantern shows were particularly popular at Christmas and for children’s birthdays. Credit: University of Exeter Victorian families were able to enjoy their own version of Netflix by utilising an early form of ‘pay-per-view’ entertainment to while away winter evenings, new research has found. Nineteenth-century households were able to have access to hundreds of images of far and exotic lands, comic scenes and classic novels, all from the comfort of their homes after magic lanterns and stereoscopes became available to hire. While magic lanterns existed from the early 1600s, they were […]

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World politics explainer: The Great War (WWI)

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

World politics explainer: The Great War (WWI) https://ift.tt/2N6IP0t Understanding the first world war is an exercise in comprehending the depth of human commitment to destruction, violence and resilience at a scale never experienced before 1914. BNF France This is the first in a series of explainers on key moments in the past 100 years of world political history. In it, our authors examine how and why an event unfolded, its impact at the time, and its relevance to politics today. In October 1918, a young man was temporarily blinded on the Western Front and evacuated to hospital. For four long […]

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#Reviewing The Fate of Rome

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

#Reviewing The Fate of Rome https://ift.tt/2NwmrKT The Eastern Roman Empire, however, held together, and by the early sixth century it seemed in a position to regain control of the whole Mediterranean basin. Under the Emperor Justinian and his brilliant general Belisarius, Constantinople, the new Rome, regained control of much of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Again, nature intervened. The unexpected appearance of tyche hit the Eastern Roman Empire with three terrible blows. The last blow was expected, given the historical record, but the extent of the damage done was unexpected: the war between the empire and Persia, which exhausted both […]