A note on the cover art work:

Vincent van Gogh
(1853-1890)
Starry Night over the Rhône
1888

Oil on canvas
H. 72.5; W. 92 cm
Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Donation by Mr and Mrs Robert Khan-Sriber
with life interest reserved,
in memory of
Mr and Mrs Fernad Moch, 1975

Art

As David Christian has observed, Vincent van Gogh’s painting, “La nuit étoilée” (“Starry Night over the Rhône”), beautifully integrates many of big history’s themes.

Art