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Volume 68 Issue 1 January 2018

Uzbekistan, from Silk Road to Soviet Union.

Women had few powers in Ancient Greece – except in death.

The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.

Before the British Empire and the Atlantic slave trade, Africans lived freely in Tudor England.

The pain of war had at least one positive side-effect: medical advances in haematology.

Lebanon is a mountainous country, its eastern and western regions separated by the fertile Bekaa Valley and a narrow strip of land on the...
Russian poster depicting the October Revolution, 1917. A self-critical author writing his memoirs sounds like a contradiction in terms. Angus...
The Atlas of Rome is a landmark in the long history of mapping the Eternal City. It provides a digitally produced contribution to a...
The Iron Bridge near Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, completed 1779. This exciting new volume, tracing developments in the economy, trade and fiscal...

We ask leading historians 20 questions on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors ...

Despite the myth of a lone genius toiling away into the night, history is a collective endeavour.

An aerial view of a hydraulic system that pumped fresh water into the monastic complex.

While best known as the author of The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli played an important if unlikely role in the history of music. 

Child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla died on 7 January 1943.

The grand funeral of Anne of Cleves, the neglected fourth queen of Henry VIII, took place during the reign of Mary Tudor, when English Catholicism was resurgent.

At the beginning of the 20th century the Great Powers competed for the right to extract the vast oil reserves around the Iraqi city of Mosul. The motivation – and prize – was energy security. 

Attempts to unify a diverse continent require subtlety and respect. 

Japan’s vast Asian empire became home to more than a million female settlers, who told their stories in an effort to keep in contact. 

Cuneiform tablets preserved in the fire that devastated the Mesopotamian city of Ebla offer an extraordinary insight into life 4,000 years ago. 

Patrick Baty has worked as a historic paint specialist on an impressive array of buildings and monuments, from Hampton Court Palace and Tower Bridge...