Four historians consider whether the continent that gave the world the nation state still remains in its thrall.
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Four historians consider whether the experience of the pandemic has changed their views on the nature of historical crises.
Four distinguished scholars consider a historical question of enormous contemporary resonance.
It is among the most commercial as well as maligned fields of history. Four distinguished scholars consider its value – and its future.
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.