From the makers of BBC History Magazine comes BBC World Histories! It is a brand new title bringing you fresh perspectives on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today. One of the inspirations behind this new magazine is to understand how we got to where we are by exploring the stories of the past. Each issue will feature the expertise of leading writers and historians from across the globe to bring you lesser-known stories and to help tackle some of the defining issues of the 21st century.
BBC World Histories – Issue 6
Have nuclear weapons brought peace? In issue 6 of BBC World Histories, historians debate why there hasn’t yet been a Third World War.
The big question: Are revolutions doomed to failure? Six experts debate whether uprisings have ever achieved their aims. There’s a brief history of homosexuality where Brian Lewis explores diverse examples of same-sex relations through history and America’s Vietnam shock: the surprise attack that stunned the United States.
PLUS North Korea’s obsession with the bomb, Queen Victoria’s Indian Confidant, did Christianity destroy the classical world? and much more!