August/September 2017

Our fifth issue of BBC World Histories explores more vital stories, key issues and major players throughout our global past
As Canada marks its sesquicentennial anniversary, Margaret Conrad explores how the nations’s 150-year history has shaped its modern identity
Former British PoW Leopold Manning gives an eyewitness account of working on the Burma railway, one of the Second World War’s most notorious forced labour projects

Paul Bloomfield takes a historical tour of Sofia, exploring the streets of Bulgaria’s capital through hundreds of years
John Man explores why the idea of the Amazonian woman has proved so enduring throughout history
Richard Overy looks back at the pivotal events of 1958, from Havana to hula-hooping, in pictures
Plus, the expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain and the race to ‘find’ Timbuktu