National origin stories can be the stuff of fancy. Francoist Spain also showed how quickly those stories could be rewritten.
Communist Party officials saw potential in the new technology in the 1950s. So did ordinary people, but not always in the same way.
Using the definition that European theorists invented in the nineteenth century may not work for every society, like the Khasi.
Erasing student loans is a hot topic of conversation now. In the 1990s, debt forgiveness was an international movement.
The current arrangement of nation-states in North America has made the role of the French in colonial history seem less important.
The early modern Protestant sect has been seen as a predecessor to radical political views. But is that how they saw themselves?
According to archaeologists, it looks like worshipers of the croc deity Sobek bred the Nile's most famous reptile for mummification.
Rebellion against invasion triggered a series of events that would take a "swift and violent toll" on a Caribbean island's native biodiversity.
A group of thinkers who fled Europe wanted to explain the rise of Nazism, but their ideas haven't withstood scrutiny.
The Illuminati was a real secret society. But in the hands of British conservatives during the French Revolution, it became a massive conspiracy.