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. Our third issue explores more vital stories, key issues and major players throughout our international history.
In our April/May issue, seven experts tackle another of history’s biggest questions, asking whether empires have ever been a force for good.
Robert Bickers charts China’s path to dominance, examining the rise and rise of the modern superpower, while Bettany Hughes offers an insight into Minoan culture through its remarkable art and artefacts.
Peter Cozzens explores the fight for the American west and Chris Bowlby investigates whether the future of Nato is under threat.
Elsewhere, we go behind the scenes of the 1986 Reykjavík Summit, looking at the talks which aimed to reduce nuclear weapons from both sides.
And Kira Cochrane recounts the extraordinary life of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B Wells.
Plus, an eye-witness account of El Salvador’s civil war and a historical exploration of the breathtaking Bolivian city La Paz.
Click here to order your copy of BBC World Histories, or call 0844 844 0257. UK subscribers to BBC History Magazine can order a copy of BBCWorld Histories for only £6.99 with free UK postage (EUR £9.49, ROW £9.99).