Volume 63 Issue 10 October 2013

Herodotus: A Historian for All Time

As a new translation of the writings of the ‘father of history’ is published, Paul Cartledge looks at the methods of enquiry that make the Greek master such a crucial influence on historians today.

A Museum of Movement

Martin Evans explains the aims and origins of France’s national museum of immigration.

Egyptian Harbingers

The army has been a player in the affairs of Egypt for at least 5,000 years, says Tom Holland.

Sobibór: The Other Great Escape

October 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the mass breakout from Sobibór death camp. Althea Williams recalls an extraordinary event that is today largely forgotten.