The Concept of Contemporary History

History has been an academic subject focused on the past. However, what happens today will be history in the future. News and current events are can be described as a documentation of contemporary history. Current events as time passes will eventually become history decades and centuries later. While news and current events are elements of […]

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Afro-Abkhazian Man (1870)

The African Diaspora  reached large portions of the world. People of African descent can be found all over the world even in the most remote areas. The photograph above was taken by George Kennan who was traveling  through the Russian Empire during the late 19th century. The purpose of the expedition was to survey land […]

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Italian Morion Helmet (1580)

This is an Italian morion helmet from around 1580. This was  type of soldier’s helmet normally produced  in Spain. It became associated with Spanish explorers and conquistadors, but they were not the only ones to use this helmet .  The kingdom of Castile used these types of helmets the most, yet other European states and […]

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