Historia Nova: The Duke Historical Review


Historia Nova features exceptional historical analysis from undergraduate students at Duke University and at institutions from across the United States and around the world, with the ultimate mission of showing that history is innovative, history is new, and history is ours, as our name would suggest.

Historia Nova is an undertaking by undergraduate students at Duke University. Duke University is not responsible for its contents.

For inquiries, please email dukehistorianova@gmail.com.



  Spring 2021

Front cover featuring Duke Chapel


In This Issue

- Letter from the Editor (Brenden Li)
- Letter from the History Department  (Malachi Hacohen, DUS, Duke University)
- The Christian Integration of Pagan Elements in Anglo-Saxon Charms  (Adam Laurin. McGill University)
- Germany’s Democratic Breakdown: Determining the Role of the Weimar Constitution  (Luis Martínez, Vanderbilt University )
- Polemical Battles of Grace and Predestination:  From Pelagius through Jansenism to the French Revolution, AD 396 to 1799 (Joe North, North Carolina State University)
- Women and Gender in Viking Militaries (Freyja Petersen, North Carolina State University)
- The Challenges of Studying African Religion in a Western Institution: Defying the Euro-Christian Origins of Research (Zion Solomon, University of California, Santa Barbara)
- Vanquished Foes, Demons, and the Damned: Selective Racialization in Ethiopian Illuminated Manuscripts from 1500-1800  (Alexandra Tighe, Tulane University)

Spring 2019

HN Cover
In This Issue

- Letter from the Editors (Sisi Tang and Karan Thadhani)
- Between Pan-Islamism and Indian Nationalism: The Khilafat, Humanism, and Abul Kalam Azad (Ahmed Elbenni, Yale University)
- Between the Hammer and the Crescent: Reframing Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev's Muslim National Communism (Gabriel Mielke, Georgetown University)
- The Peculiar Institution at Prestigious Institutions: The Chattel Principle in Higher Education, 1800-1861 (E. Carson Eckhard, University of Pennsylvania)
- "Genocide Pop” : The Shortcomings of Schindler's List as a Holocaust Memory (Henry Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania)
- Max Beckmann's Suffering: Art, Faith, and the Tortured German State in the First World War (Carolina Herrera, Duke University)
- Letter from the History Department Chair (John Jeffries Martin, Duke University)

Fall 2018

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In This Issue

- The Samurai and the Swastika: German Popular Culture Images of Japan during the Nazi Era (Alan Ko)
- New York’s Taste of Sabotage: Waiters, Wobblies, “the Peculiar Industry,” and the Status of the Hotel Worker in the 1912-1913 New York City Hotel Workers’ Strike (James Wyatt Woodall)
- Gentlemanly Chaos: Social Standing and Mob Behavior in the Stamp Act Crisis (Jordan Jenkins)
- A Bag of Worms: Sociocultural, Political, Economic, and Historical Dimensions of Caterpillar Fungus Harvest (Annie Yang)
- "Eulenspiegel” in America: German Experiences of Internment in Fort Oglethorpe during the First World War (Karl Dargel)
- Nine Questions with Kate Brown (Michael Brunetti)