Each issue will draw 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.
Inside the first issue, historians question how the west managed to dominate global politics for so long, and ask whether the tide of history has finally turned. Plus: William Dalrymple recounts the murky history of the Koh-i-Noor, the world’s most famous diamond, while Yasmin Khan explores how India’s experiences during the Second World War shaped its future for decades to come.
Elsewhere, Chris Bowlby examines the rise of Donald Trump and the resurgence of populism; Clifford Williamson recounts the 1966 Beatles tour that shocked the world; and Nobel-prize winning journalist Svetlana Alexievich provides an eyewitness account of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
We also round up the latest book releases and most exciting history events happening across the globe.
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