Volume 69 Issue 3 March 2019
Four historians consider one of the most contentious questions facing the West’s museums and galleries.
History suggests that Britain’s relationship with Europe may never truly be resolved.
The Japanese dish of humble origins that conquered the world.
A mythical turning point in the history of Europe.
Faced with extreme pressures, the ruler of England suffered a complete breakdown. But beware modern diagnoses of medieval mental health.
How can we work out the true value of money in the past? It depends how you do the sums.
We remember the Dutch Golden Age for its paintings – which may be why so few realise that it was Europe’s publishing powerhouse.
The classical world created a variety of means of mobility for the disabled – both mythical and real.
A secret communication between Germany and Mexico was exposed on 3 March 1917.
The relationship between France, Germany and Britain is at the heart of the European story. Three historical figures embody it.
France’s elite police unit is being compared to the SS – not for the first time.
In one Italian hospital, an invented disease helped save hundreds from the occupying Nazis.
Founded to safeguard the world’s heritage, UNESCO’s status often threatens what it seeks to protect.
Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion.
‘I’d be disappointed if I didn’t meet Emperor Claudius in the afterlife.’
A medieval masterpiece has much to say about the modern preoccupation with greed.
Across the Balkans, relics of Ottoman glory and decline, such as mosques, bridges and hamams, exist in various states of disrepair. Can they be brought back to life?