BBC World Histories – back issues

BBC World Histories, a new title from the makers of BBC History Magazine, brings you a fresh take on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today. Each issue draws on the expertise of leading writers and historians from across the globe, bringing you lesser-known stories and tackling some of the defining issues of the 21st century...

World Histories issue 7

First on sale December 2017
Inside issue 7:
- Why is America still haunted by its past?
- What the 1992 LA riots tell us about the modern US
- Should we judge historical figures by the morals of today?
- Who were the real Aztecs?
- David Bowie's "Heroes" at 40
- How did social networks fuel the French Revolution?

World Histories issue 6

First on sale September 2017
Inside issue 6:
- Have nuclear weapons brought peace?
- Queen Victoria's relationship with her Indian cofidant
- The key characters and conflicts of 1916, in pictures
- An expert tour of Oaxaca, Mexico
- The Third Reich's complex relationship with the supernatural
- The Confederate statue controversy
- A brief history of homosexuality

World Histories issue 5

First on sale July 2017

Inside issue 5:
- Has terrorism ever achieved its aims?
- Canada's history of union and division
- A new view of Africa's forgotten civilisations
- Why France's recent election is a break from the past
- Could history restore our global optimism?
- Embark on a tour of 15th-century Spain
- How China's Second World War reshaped the global order
- The ordeals of a prisoner of war on the Burma railway

World Histories issue 4

First on sale May 2017

Inside issue 4:
- Does the legacy of the slave trade still haunt Africa?
- The real stories of the people who stood up to Mussolini
- How the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic shaped the 20th century
- An expert look at some of history's greatest lost metropolises
- The Rolling Stones concert that shook Cold War Poland
- Embark on a tour of 15th-century Spain
- Explore the ruins of Guatemala's ancient Maya civilisation
- The latest history books, events and more

World Histories issue 3

First on sale March 2017

Inside issue 3:
– Have empires ever been a force for good?
– The real story of life in America's Wild West
– China's fight to control its international image
– A history of 'fake news'
– The ideas that shaped today's Middle East
– What can Donald Trump learn from the Byzantine empire?
– Africa's Cold War and the battle to control a continent
– The latest history books, events and more

World Histories issue 2

First on sale January 2017

Inside issue 2:
– 1917: explore Russia's revolutionary year
- Did the Cold War ever really end?
- Syria: its past and possible futures
- Are we living in an 'age of anger'?
- A new view of ancient Egypt
- Clash of empires: battle of Lepanto
- Eyewitness to the WWII Normandy landings
- The latest history books, events and more

World Histories issue 1


First on sale November 2016

Inside issue 1:
- Did the west ever really rule the world?
– Donald Trump and the resurgence of populism
– How India's WW2 home front shaped its future
– Eyewitness to the Chernobyl disaster
– The Koh-i- Norr scandal
– The Beatles tour that shook the world
– The latest history books, events and more
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