8 Stunning Gothic Castles That You Can Visit

Built during the Middle Ages, these castles are still standing today.

9 Books to Read for Native American Heritage Month

These personal stories shed light on the modern Native American experience.

The Obscure Origins of Halloween

Discover the rich history behind this spooky holiday.

Rediscover the World Around You With 7 Accessible Ethnographies

These eye-opening books shed light on other cultures and communities.

A Change in Weather Created Global Consequences in the 17th Century

Historian Geoffrey Parker explores how global cooling caused famine, war, and economic collapse in the 1600s.

The History of the Corset, a Garment Fraught with Misconceptions

Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.

9 Books About the History and the Hurdles of the Olympics Games

The Olympic Games have roots in a religious festival. Since their revival, they’ve become a platform for political statements and corporate byplay. 

The Cultural Impact of Volcanic Eruptions Throughout History

These natural disasters have had a surprising influence on art, music, and literature.

The Most Bizarre Historical Folk Remedies

Each of these so-called cures is stranger than the last.

10 Illuminating Books About the Victorian Era

From crime and punishment to technological advancements and beyond.

The Battle of Toho Company

A unionization fight led to widespread effects on the Cold War and Japanese and global culture.

8 Essential Books About the Middle East

Explore the region’s past and present.

8 Culinary History Books That You’ll Want to Savor

Get your fill of history with these eye-opening gastronomy books.

These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.

The Greatest History (and Beyond) Books for Dads of All Types

Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.

On This Day: The American Flag Was Flown in Battle for the First Time

During a 1777 skirmish in Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, General William Maxwell ordered the flag be raised.