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Aleppo after barrel bombing one of its residential areas

ISIS and the Politics of the Middle Ages

This week the Guardian reporter Kevin McDonald took issue with Nick Clegg’s description of ISIS as “medieval”.  McDonald reported: ‘given the extreme violence of Isis fighters and the frequent images of decapitated bodies, it is
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How Should You Bury A Nazi?

What do you do with a dead Nazi?  This question is at the very heart of my work on funerary practices in postwar Germany. Clearly, I have macabre research interests, and the notion of writing
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