This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Mihkel Ram Tamm (centre), Estonian philosopher and expert on Sanskrit, yoga and meditation, became a guru for many hippies in Soviet Estonia and elsewhere in the USSR. This photo appears in the documentary film Soviet Hippies, directed by Terje Toomistu. Photo: Courtesy of Vladimir Wiedemann.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From Soviet hippies to living through the terror of partition, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.


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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

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Cover detail from Paul Irish’s Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From resisting the pride of the British Empire to the day Nixon began his comeback, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Toussaint L’Ouverture meeting General Thomas Maitland, Saint-Domingue, 1790s.

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From finding Toussaint L’Ouverture in Tennessee to the hidden story of 2,000 Afro-Caribbean soldiers imprisoned in a medieval castle, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the “global order” myth to how a glowing sea creature helped spark the Vietnam War, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the rise and fall of globalization to digitizing the French Revolution, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Members of the Republican militia in Grañén (Huesca province), September 12, 1936. THE ESTATE OF ALEXANDER WHEELER WAINMAN, JOHN ALEXANDER WAINMAN

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
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From the Englishman who captured the smiles of the Spanish Civil War to how Paul Robeson found his political voice in Wales, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Asia and Pacific Rim Peace Conference, Beijing, October 2, 1952

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the Cold War art of peace to how ISIS became Islam’s version of the Ku Klux Klan, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Continue reading “This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History”