BBC World Histories – back issues

BBC World Histories, a new title from the makers of BBC History Magazine, brings you a fresh take on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today. Each issue draws on the expertise of leading writers and historians from across the globe, bringing you lesser-known stories and tackling some of the defining issues of the 21st century...

World Histories issue 5


First on sale 19 July 2017

Inside issue 5:
- Has terrorism ever achieved its aims?
- Canada's history of union and division
- A new view of Africa's forgotten civilisations
- Why France's recent election is a break from the past
- Could history restore our global optimism?
- Embark on a tour of 15th-century Spain
- How China's Second World War reshaped the global order
- The ordeals of a prisoner of war on the Burma railway
 
 

World Histories issue 4


First on sale May 2017

Inside issue 4:
- Does the legacy of the slave trade still haunt Africa?
- The real stories of the people who stood up to Mussolini
- How the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic shaped the 20th century
- An expert look at some of history's greatest lost metropolises
- The Rolling Stones concert that shook Cold War Poland
- Embark on a tour of 15th-century Spain
- Explore the ruins of Guatemala's ancient Maya civilisation
- The latest history books, events and more
 
 

World Histories issue 3


First on sale March 2017

Inside issue 3:
– Have empires ever been a force for good?
– The real story of life in America's Wild West
– China's fight to control its international image
– A history of 'fake news'
– The ideas that shaped today's Middle East
– What can Donald Trump learn from the Byzantine empire?
– Africa's Cold War and the battle to control a continent
– The latest history books, events and more
 
 

World Histories issue 2


First on sale January 2017

Inside issue 2:
– 1917: explore Russia's revolutionary year
- Did the Cold War ever really end?
- Syria: its past and possible futures
- Are we living in an 'age of anger'?
- A new view of ancient Egypt
- Clash of empires: battle of Lepanto
- Eyewitness to the WWII Normandy landings
- The latest history books, events and more
 
 

World Histories issue 1

 

First on sale November 2016

Inside issue 1:
- Did the west ever really rule the world?
– Donald Trump and the resurgence of populism
– How India's WW2 home front shaped its future
– Eyewitness to the Chernobyl disaster
– The Koh-i- Norr scandal
– The Beatles tour that shook the world
– The latest history books, events and more
 
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