WASHINGTON (Oct. 2, 2003)–A new history magazine, Historia National Geographic, will launch in Spain in November. It will be published monthly under license from National Geographic by RBA Revistas and will cover a broad range of history topics.
RBA Revistas will create original content for Historia National Geographic, which will be produced to the exacting standards of the National Geographic Society’s other magazines. The first edition of Historia National Geographic will include stories on the Spanish Armada, the architectural legacy of Ramses II, the empires of Genghis Khan and Charlemagne, and an article on Roman legions. A news section will feature updates on the work of National Geographic Society scientific research grantees.
Laura Gonzalez is the director of Historia National Geographic. She has more than 10 years’ experience with RBA Revistas, where she has successfully managed several magazines.
“Historia National Geographic brings the same approach to the subject of history that the yellow-bordered National Geographic magazine does — a popular and informative approach, combined with accuracy and graphic excellence,” said Gonzalez.
RBA Revistas, one of the largest publishers in Spain, has published, under license, National Geographic magazine in Spanish since 1997. It also publishes the Society’s travel magazine, Viajes, which is the best-selling travel magazine in Spain.
“We are pleased to be able to build on the success of both National Geographic magazine and Viajes to launch Historia National Geographic, which will provide history enthusiasts in Spain with our unique National Geographic look at civilizations and events past and present,” said Terry Adamson, National Geographic’s executive vice president.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, original artwork and the trademark maps of National Geographic, the 116-page history magazine will be available by subscription and on newsstands. The November and December issues will sell for 1.5 euros a copy.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 250 million people each month through its magazines, books, videos and DVDs, television documentaries, maps, National Geographic Channel and interactive media.
National Geographic magazine, the official monthly journal of the Society, provides in-depth editorial coverage of cultures, nature, science and technology. The magazine is published in Japanese, Spanish (separate editions for Spain and Latin America), Italian, Greek, Hebrew, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese (separate editions for Portugal and Brazil), Turkish, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian. A Croatian edition is launching in November. The magazine has a total circulation of around 9 million and is read in every country of the world.
The National Geographic Society has funded more than 7,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. The National Geographic Channel is received in more than 160 million homes, in 146 countries, in 26 languages, including Spanish.