Issue 17 of BBC World Histories is out now

The August/September 2019 issue of BBC World Histories magazine is now on sale

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BBC World Histories, a title from the makers of BBC History Magazine, brings you a fresh take on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today.

In our August/September 2019 issue, now on sale:

Has China always been the greatest superpower?


Experts discuss how war, diplomacy and trade won (and lost) power for the nation

The First Opium War

The roots and aftermath of the 1838 conflict that led to imperial China’s downfall

Historic cities through travellers’ eyes

Embark on a tour through the past of some of history’s mightiest capitals, from Athens and Havana to Samarkand and Timbuktu

Disability after the First World War

Eight million people were disabled during the 1914–18 conflict. What happened next for those injured veterans?

Flight across the Pyrenees

Trace the perilous mountain crossings undertaken by Jewish people evading capture by the Nazis during the Second World War

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Coming up in issue 17 (on sale from 18 July)

Are we still coming to terms with the Second World War?

Experts debate the ways in which the conflict still shapes global politics

Women of the American West

The pioneering female figures who flourished on the frontier

The Yalta Conference


How the 1945 meeting reshaped Europe’s future