Edward Platt is a regular contributor to the New Statesman and other newspapers and magazines. His latest book is The City of Abraham: History, Myth and Memory, a Journey Through Hebron (2012).
Ecology and environmental sciences
Out of the deep
From Atlantis to Noah’s Ark, we have long been drawn to stories of submerged lands. What lies beneath the flood myths?
The ancient God of Judaism and Islam was no distant immortal, but a god of domestic life, infertility and fratricide