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Papal resignations, past and present

History will tell us whether there is more to Benedict XVI's abdication than Monday’s Vatican press statement about his advanced age and deteriorating strength. In the meantime, it is the novelty of the move that
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History as a casualty of war in Mali

It has been reported that the Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu has been destroyed by Islamist rebels, retreating from attacks by French and Malian government troops. If so, this is a historical disaster of vast
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Apocalypse Now, by Tom Holland

Introduction, by Caroline Pennock It's been a pretty hectic week, all in all. What with the launch of the History Matters blog and the not-Maya-apocalypse, I've been kept rather busy explaining to people that no,
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