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