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Interior of a Dutch printing office, Abraham von Werdt, coloured woodcut, 17th century. Bridgeman Images.

A selection of our favourite articles from the past year.

The new sign marking the permanent ban on climbing Uluru © Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images.

The global struggle to resist the banalities of mass tourism.

Labour Cabinet ministers walking in the Peak District, 1947. Roderick Floud, courtesy James Franklin/Gresham College.

Britain’s National Parks are a forgotten legacy of postwar reconstruction.

The Money Changers, Marinus van Reymerswaele (follower of), c. 1548. Wiki Commons.

When we ask historians which genre of history they like least, the most common answer is ‘economic’. Is the field unjustly maligned?

‘When apples were golden and songs were sweet but summer had passed away’, John Melhuish Studwick, 1906 © Bridgeman Images.

The study of song as an imperfect, protean, untameable art form.

The Journey of the Magi to Bethlehem, from the east wall of the Chapel of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, by Benozzo di Lese di Sandro Gozzoli, c.1459 © Bridgeman Images

Three wise men, guided by a star, search for the new-born Christ.

Victims of Cambodia’s ‘Killing Fields’ at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh © Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images.

Confronting the country's darkest hour and looking for answers.

Haggis-maker Andrew Majnik with a haggis, David Jones food store, 29 December 1961 © Alan E Funnell/Fairfax Media/Getty Images.

The origins of haggis are as mysterious as the Loch Ness Monster.

Books of the Year 2019

Covering Hong Kong, the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, porcine inebriation and the Battle of Algiers, nine historians select their favourite books of the past year.

American military base in South Vietnam, 2 November 1968 © Getty Images.

The need to preserve alliances was a compelling reason not to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam.