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In the March issue of History Today

By Dean Nicholas | Posted 14th February 2013, 11:05
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Many commentators argue that the next century will 'belong' to Asia. Yet if we are to accept this formulation, then it is important to understand that Asia played just as great a role in the global interactions of the 1800s.

In the cover story of our March issue, Thomas DuBois delves into Asia's history and explores how the global order of the 21st century might not be so different from that of the 19th.

Also in this issue:

  • Sean McGlynn goes in search of the real Robin Hood;
  • Roger Howard recalls a dramatic episode between Israel and Egypt in 1963;
  • Daisy Dunn ponders the here and now of the eruption of Vesivius in AD 79;
  • Peter Mandler discusses the influence of the anthropologist Margaret Mead in putting the new discipline to practical use during the Second World War;
  • Hal Wert tells the story of two Lithuanian-American aviators, famous for their failed attempt to emulate Charles Lindbergh's historical transatlantic flight;
  • Jonathan Fenby revisits a rare experiment in Chinese democracy;
  • and Jonathan Meades celebrates the life and legacy of Nikolaus Pevsner.

The March issue of History Today is out on February 21st; subscribe today and ensure you never miss a copy.

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