Mauricio Drumond

35 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Following | 6 Followers | @MauricioDrumond | Carioca, historiador, pesquisador e professor.

Truman and the Bomb

Alonzo Hamby considers Harry Truman's First World War experiences and explores the dilemmas that influenced his decision to drop atom bombs on …

History

Who Killed Alexander the Great?

James Romm examines some intriguing new theories about a long-standing historical mystery.<p>To read this article in full you need to be either a print …

World History

Cuneiform: 6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the world’s oldest writing system

Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier …

Estudioso reconstrói Capitanias Hereditárias e afirma que livros escolares estão errados

RIO - Membro do Instituto Histórico e Geográfico de São Paulo, o engenheiro Jorge Cintra fez uma descoberta que pode mudar os livros escolares. Em um …

Candelária, 1885.

Largo do Machado, 1910.

Rua Jardim Botânico, 1894.

Leblon e Ipanema, por volta de 1915. Vista do morro dois irmãos. Fonte: GuarAntiga.

Copacabana, rua Barata Ribeiro. Final do século XIX, cerca de 1895.

Copacabana, avenida Atlântica, 1935.

O Circuito da Gávea

2 a 4 de outubro de 1934.<p>O dia 3 do corrente, aniversário da Revolução, não teve qualquer festividade. Parece até que passou esquecido. Observei-o …

Posto 6 de Copacabana no início do século XX. Fonte: Guarantiga.

Escola Militar da Praia Vermelha, 1893.

Copacabana, cerca de 1915.

7 places you (probably) didn’t know shaped the life of Anne Boleyn

She is one of the most famous women in history, her tragic downfall known the world over. But to truly understand Anne Boleyn we must, says Natalie …

Henry Viii

FUTEBOL: O ÓPIO DO POVO?

por Maurício DrumondO futebol é o ópio do povo? Se depender do senso comum, parece que sim. Especialmente em anos de Copa do Mundo (que desde 1994 …

Watch World War II Rage Across Europe in a 7 Minute Time-Lapse Film: Every Day From 1939 to 1945

The Second World War was waged over six long years on every continent save South America and Antarctica. Seventy-some years later, the daily shifts …

A brief history of human filth

How did people deal with perspiration and other bodily odours in earlier centuries? Amanda Vickery reveals all...<p><i>This article was first published in</i> …

University of London

What caused the First World War?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>This is a hotly disputed …

History

How Did Bismarck Do It?

The creation of the modern unified German state in January 1871 constitutes the greatest diplomatic and political achievement of any leader of the …

St. Petersburg

10 First World War slang words we still use today

Banter, camaraderie and a satirical sense of humour helped make life bearable for the everyday Tommy in the trenches during the First World War. But, …

Language

FUTEBOL E APAZIGUAMENTO: Alemanha x Inglaterra, 1938.

1938. A Alemanha estava sob o regime nazista desde 1933 e já dava claros sinais de que a guerra estava próxima. No dia 14 de maio de 1938 as seleções …

An Exercise in Terror: The Paris Commune, 1871

There is nothing new in the practice of terrorism through hostage taking. Gregor Dallas traces its roots to the events in Paris during the Spring of …

France

Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome, Circa 320 C.E.

A few years ago, we featured Rome Reborn, which is essentially "a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Ancient Rome’s population had …

Italy

A handbook to shopping in ancient Rome

If you fancied some serious retail therapy in the ancient world then, as Claire Holleran reveals, the streets of Rome were the place to be...<p><i>This</i> …

Ancient History

An Online Gallery of Over 900,000 Breathtaking Photos of Historic New York City

What is any major American city if not an industrial gallery bustling with people and machines? Sometimes the images are bleak, as with the photo …