Issue 12 of BBC World Histories is out now

The October/November 2018 issue of BBC World Histories magazine is now on sale, featuring a debate on the success of the European Union, the 1938 Munich agreement, and the remarkable story of Christopher Columbus's son, Hernando Colón

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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 new issue, we ask: has the EU been a success? Eight experts debate the diverse impacts of Europe’s pan-continental project.

Elsewhere, PE Caquet offers a perspective on the Munich agreement of 1938, while David Olusoga considers how the First World War was a truly global conflict – and how that story was forgotten.

Meanwhile, Simon Jenkins talks to Kathleen Burk about Europe’s highs and lows in conversation about his new book on European history.

Also in this issue, Edward Wilson-Lee traces the remarkable story of Hernando Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus, from shipwreck to ‘universal library’.

Plus, Richard Bisgrove explores how cross-fertilisation of ideas transformed parks and gardens in the US and UK, while Sarah Rainsford considers post-Castro Cuba and Clive Webb examines US attitudes to human rights.

Coming up in issue 13 (on sale from 5 December)

Noodles: a history

How the stringy, starchy staple evolved to underpin empires

Africa’s golden age

Explore the continent during its medieval heyday of trade, culture and art

A year in pictures: 1967

War in the Middle East, peace (and love and music) at Monterey and the world’s first heart transplant


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