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Book review: ‘China: A History’

G21st August 2020 

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Gaining some insight into one of the the world’s oldest civilisations via John Keay’s comprehensive history.

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Kerry O’Brien’s Keating

G22nd January 2020 

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A review of Kerry O’Brien’s interview-style biography of former Australian prime minister Paul Keating.

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Book Review: A History of the Crusades

G5th July 2018 

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There is surely no greater folly committed by Western Europe than the Crusades of the twelfth century; a toxic mix of economic expansionism and religious zealotry.

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Book review: Byzantium

G20th March 2018 

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Judith Herrin’s Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire takes the reader on an exciting journey through the eastern half of the Roman Empire.

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Book Review: The Holy Roman Empire

G28th January 2018 

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Few questions are left unanswered in Peter H. Wilson’s mighty book about the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire.

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