"It is curious to note how fragile the memory is, even for the important times in one's life. This is, moreover, what explains the fortunate fantasy of history." (Marcel Duchamp)
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By the sixteenth century, Western trade involved Africans being forcibly brought to the Americas as slaves.
Recent discoveries in southern Africa provide remarkable evidence of the earliest stirrings of human creativity.
Studying the art of the Islamic world is challenging, partially because of the large geographic and chronological scope of Islam. Islam has been a major religion and cultural force for over fourteen centuries and continues to be so today. At present the Arts of the Islamic World Section is organized into three chronological periods: Early, […]
An introduction to the diverse cultures of Asia and their intersecting histories
History is untidy. Though imperfect, defining periods and styles can order the chaos of millennia.
Whether you’re centered on Jerusalem or relegated to a spot “down under,” maps reflect belief as much as location.
Where to begin? Depending on the calendar, it all starts with Christ’s birth, the new moon, or Pope Gregory.