It is among the most commercial as well as maligned fields of history. Four distinguished scholars consider its value – and its future.
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Beginning in March 1971, the Bangladesh War of Independence led to East Pakistan becoming a new nation state. On the 50th anniversary of its outbreak, four experts assess the war’s legacy.
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.
In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.
We ask four historians to consider the reputation of Henry II’s Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered 850 years ago this month.
We ask four historians whether the great advances of the Renaissance were extended to women.
We ask four historians whether the demise of one of the 20th century’s superpowers was as inevitable as it now seems.
Eighty years on from the height of the Battle of Britain, four historians confront the nature of this key episode in the Second World War.
Four historians consider the most fundamental question of all, one famously posed by E.H. Carr almost 60 years ago.
Four historians consider the harm caused by those who should have helped their political masters.