It is among the most commercial as well as maligned fields of history. Four distinguished scholars consider its value – and its future.
‘Classics is the playing field for some very important questions.’
Holbein the Younger’s image still startles 500 years after its creation.
‘Human nature always remains the same.’
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 immortal Titan abandoned to his eternal fate.
‘Struggles matter in and of themselves.’
Love conquers all in Botticelli’s sensuous mythological masterpiece.
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.
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