The Spanish Inquisition arrived in the New World convinced of the existence of heretics and witches. Learning to navigate this was one way to survive.
For more than a century, southern Arabia has seen waves of insurgency and conflict backed by competing foreign powers.
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Richard Cavendish describes the formation of the state of Israel, proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, on May 14th, 1948.
The ‘normalisation’ of diplomatic relations between several Arab countries and Israel in late 2020 was described at the time as ‘historic’. Four experts consider whether it will lead to long-term change.
Starting in the 1960s, the Palestinian revolution was galvanised by the production of protest posters which depicted a united people and a hopeful future. As the liberation movement fractured, such visions disappeared.
Four distinguished scholars consider a historical question of enormous contemporary resonance.
Volume 71 Issue 5 May 2021
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Napoleon: Two Centuries of Life After Death, Slavery in the American West, Popes, Melancholy, the Irish War of Independence, John Brown, Polling in a Pandemic, Yemen.
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