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The June/July 2019 issue of BBC World Histories magazine is now on sale

BBC World Histories Magazine

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 June/July 2019 issue, now on sale:

Freedom fighters


Discover the crucial role played by enslaved peoples whose struggles led to the downfall of slavery in the western hemisphere

The ancient template of antisemitism

Deborah Lipstadt on the roots of an enduring, irrational prejudice

Is the world still living in the shadow of the crusades?

Experts debate whether the medieval Christian campaigns continue to influence east-west relations today

Saladin’s global legacy

How the sultan who conquered Jerusalem continues to inspire words and deeds

“Out of the closets, into the streets”

Why did a series of riots in New York City in 1969 kick-start the gay rights movement?

Before Chernobyl 

Did Soviet secrecy and ambition make the catastrophic nuclear meltdown inevitable?

Mission to the moon

Astronauts, scientists and engineers recall the travails and triumphs of Apollo 11

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Coming up in issue 17 (on sale from 18 July)

China resurgent

Experts debate whether 20th-century western dominance was merely a blip in the east Asian superpower’s global supremacy

Walter Benjamin

What the writer’s tragic trek across the Pyrenees reveals about the Jewish experience in the Second World War

Winds of change


How meteorological discoveries shaped centuries of global history