Volume 67 Issue 6 June 2017
The country may resemble a paradise, but it has been a troubled one.
The Lord Protector’s move on Jamaica transformed Britain’s early empire.
We ask leading historians 20 questions on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors ...
Is it ahistorical for public figures to say sorry for events that took place before they were born? The issue cuts to the heart of the relationship between the living and the dead.
An illustrated map of the US responded to Prohibition with puns.
Foreign traders were attracted to the City of London by England’s prosperous trade in wool and cloth. They were not always made welcome.
Attempting to recover the human experience of Communism in the post-Soviet era, a Belarusian investigative journalist found pessimistic nostalgia in place of hope for the future.
The challenges that Gibbon faced remain much the same for historians today.
Underneath the sweeping history of the Russian Revolution is another story, one told through the lesser-known people, moments and objects of a world in transformation.
The civil war that resulted from the division of Nigeria was a major human disaster that should not be forgotten.
During a period of European peace, Spain sought to establish control of the Mediterranean. Yet a disastrous attempt to oust the Ottomans from North Africa threatened to accelerate the westward advance of Islam.
A Danish-German survey sought to unearth the roots of the Hebrew Bible in Arabia. It became the first to comprehend a new Islamic ideology, which now threatens the West.
Unlike his grandfather Chinggis Khan, the Mongol ruler Hulegu Khan is little known in the West. But his destruction of two Islamic empires, as well as a failed attempt to forge an alliance with Christendom, gave him a notoriety that persists to this day.
The real and mythical dangers of the wilderness.
As the Industrial Revolution wrought widespread social changes, female cotton industry workers’ lives changed dramatically.
In the interwar period, France and Germany worked towards an integrated Europe.