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 first issue of 2018, in an age when technology advances at exponential rates, seven experts debate which era has seen the greatest pace of change.
Meanwhile, Lizzie Collingham considers how Britain’s hunger for international ingredients and flavours changed global diets, while Mark Burman exploresFranklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Elsewhere, Zareer Masani revises the Raj, asking if the British empire really did more good than harm – at least, in terms of India’s educational system.
In The Conversation, Barry Cunliffe and David Abulafia discuss the former’s book on Europe’s relationship with the sea, while Christopher Potter shares the story of the Earth from space, considering the first pioneering photographs of our planet from afar.
In this issue, we’ve also been asking: how can Australia’s divisive ‘History Wars’ be resolved? Plus, there’s an exploration of the 1527 Sack of Rome, Matthew Hughes on Donald Trump’s Jerusalem row, and an in-depth look at 1881, this issue’s ‘year in pictures’.