Year: 2004

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We care about our status for a simple reason: because most people tend to be nice to us according to the amount of status we have (it is no coincidence that the...

Status Anxiety

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Hidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans wanted the island, in their words, “swept and sanitized.” An entire populatio...

Stealing a Nation

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In September 11, 1973, he was overthrown by a military coup… The dictator of Pinochet crushed that democracy which had perfected itself over two centuries, an...

Salvador Allende

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It’s one of the greatest stories ever told. The legend of Helen of Troy has enchanted audiences for the last three thousand years. In May this year a Hollywoo...

The Truth of Troy

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Eminent scholar and energetic storyteller Dr. David Starkey (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) serves as your guide through nearly 10 centuries of royal rule in Engl...

Monarchy

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Famous for lampooning the medieval world in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones has a real passion for and detailed knowledge of the Middle Ages. In T...

Medieval Lives

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Britain is a country that has been forged by centuries of warfare. Each episode charts one key battle which could have gone either way, and did much to shape t...

Battlefield Britain

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They were the dreaded forces on the fringes of civilization, the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the people of Europe. They we...

Barbarians

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From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ...

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

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Commanding shoguns and fierce samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans – all were part of a Japanese renaissance between the 16th and 19th centu...

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

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Will secrets buried in an ancient cave rewrite the story of a desperate time? Nearly 2,000 years ago, a dark, inhospitable cave located in a canyon near the Dea...

Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land

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The region now known as Iraq has always been, in many ways, world history’s ground zero. From this rich territory sprang the earliest cities and empires, earl...

The Kings: From Babylon To Baghdad

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