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· August, 2010

Stories about History from August, 2010

30 August 2010

Caribbean: “Earl” Watch

It's that time again: Hurricane season. Regional bloggers, having been affected by brutal storms in the past, are keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Earl, which has now been classified...

Latin America: Blogging at Los Superdemokraticos

29 August 2010

Angola: “Alambamento” and Marriage Practices

In Angola, there is quite strong cultural tradition of the asking of the hand of bride in marriage, called alambamento. Considered by some more important that the civil or christian...

28 August 2010

Morocco: The Sublime Sufi Revival

The rhythms of a Sufi revival are passionately reverberating through the corridors of Morocco, and they are not going unheard, especially by the nation’s youth.

Egypt: Ramadan Television and the Muslim Brotherhood

This year in Ramadan the Egyptian TV decided to produce a series about the opposition party Al-Ikhwan (The Muslim Brotherhood). The TV series, which is called El Gamaa, tries to...

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

Ukraine: Museum of Strategic Rocket Troops

25 August 2010

Paraguay: Day of the Guaraní Language

Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution...

23 August 2010

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

Russia: More Bloggers Join Discussion on Russian Nationalism