This Month's Magazine

In our June 2018 issue:

  • Vladimir Lenin: a centenary perspective
  • Murderers and merry men: the lawless world of Robin Hood
  • Fratricide in the Ottoman Empire
  • The history of Siberia
  • Medieval millennials
  • The founding of New Orleans
  • Medieval millennials
  • An introduction to Sufism

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Selected articles from this issue

Statue of Lenin outside the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow.

The Russian Revolution should not be confined to 1917. The legacy of its leader and chief ideologue lives on in all its terrible contradictions.

The untold story of African-Americans’ civil cases in the segregated South.

The great stupa at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. (Bridgeman Images)

Cultural curiosity inspired generations of British imperialists to unearth India’s past.

The outlaw with his bow, from Robin Hood, 1795.

When the justice system of medieval England was found to be too corrupt, Robin Hood and the outlaws of fact and fiction created their own system beyond the law.

Getting and keeping the throne in the Ottoman Empire was no easy task. For a new sultan, the most foolproof method of securing power was to kill all other claimants.

Quaranic inscriptions on the dome of the mausoleum of the 13th-century Persian mystic Jalal al-Din Muhammad al-Rumi, Konya, central Anatolia.

An introduction to Sufism, the mystical-ascetical movement within Islam, whose followers have often been the target of ISIS jihadis.