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?
Volume 69 Issue 3 March 2019
A mythical turning point in the history of Europe.
The relationship between France, Germany and Britain is at the heart of the European story. Three historical figures embody it.
The origins of globalisation can be found in the deep past.
France’s elite police unit is being compared to the SS – not for the first time.
The Japanese dish of humble origins that conquered the world.
The promise of exotic thrills in distant lands built up expectations which inevitably collided with a mundane reality.
‘I’d be disappointed if I didn’t meet Emperor Claudius in the afterlife.’
In one Italian hospital, an invented disease helped save hundreds from the occupying Nazis.
Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion.