Volume 68 Issue 1 January 2018

Child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla died on 7 January 1943.

Attempts to unify a diverse continent require subtlety and respect. 

While best known as the author of The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli played an important if unlikely role in the history of music. 

Despite the myth of a lone genius toiling away into the night, history is a collective endeavour.

We ask leading historians 20 questions on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors ...

The grand funeral of Anne of Cleves, the neglected fourth queen of Henry VIII, took place during the reign of Mary Tudor, when English Catholicism was resurgent.

At the beginning of the 20th century the Great Powers competed for the right to extract the vast oil reserves around the Iraqi city of Mosul. The motivation – and prize – was energy security. 

Japan’s vast Asian empire became home to more than a million female settlers, who told their stories in an effort to keep in contact. 

Cuneiform tablets preserved in the fire that devastated the Mesopotamian city of Ebla offer an extraordinary insight into life 4,000 years ago. 

Women had few powers in Ancient Greece – except in death.

The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.

Before the British Empire and the Atlantic slave trade, Africans lived freely in Tudor England.

The pain of war had at least one positive side-effect: medical advances in haematology.

A self-critical author writing his memoirs sounds like a contradiction in terms. Angus Roxburgh, though, has produced a book that illuminates...

Patrick Baty has worked as a historic paint specialist on an impressive array of buildings and monuments, from Hampton Court Palace and Tower...

The Atlas of Rome is a landmark in the long history of mapping the Eternal City. It provides a digitally produced contribution to a...

This exciting new volume, tracing developments in the economy, trade and fiscal policy from the 16th to the 19th century, challenges much of the...