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River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads
Book Reviewby Anonymous

River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads

River Kings, written by bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman (who is also a field archaeologist specialising in the Viking Period) takes a small carnelian bead found in the site of Repton and follows what may have been its journey through the Viking...
Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century
Book Reviewby Sajdi, Dana & Dana Sajdi

Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century

Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century is a collection of articles regarding Ottoman cultural history presented at a conference at Princeton University in 2005. As the title suggests, the book claims...
Trade, Traders and the Ancient City
Book Reviewby Parkins, Helen & Smith, Christopher

Trade, Traders and the Ancient City

This book on trade and commerce in antiquity is a blend of papers that originated from a conference at the University of St Andrews on 11 and 12 July 1995. Additional contributions were also made by several scholars. The project aims at a...
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
Book Reviewby Fry, Stephen

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry is his first book in his Greek Mythology series. Stephen Fry has compiled the core myths from Greek mythology, beginning with the cosmogony or creation of the universe with the protogenoi or primordial...
Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule
Book Reviewby Pangonis, Katherine

Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule

Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared To Rule by Katherine Pangonis is a non-fiction book focussed on the lives of the royal women who ruled in the medieval Middle East (or Outremer) from 1099 to Saladin's conquest of Jerusalem in 1187...
Lore Olympus: Volume One
Book Reviewby Smythe, Rachel

Lore Olympus: Volume One

Lore Olympus is a graphic novel that was initially published on Webtoon and is now being published in physical format. Volume One only includes episodes 1-25 but Rachel is continuously uploading new episodes online. Lore Olympus is a contemporary...
The Celtic Myths that Shape the Way We Think
Book Reviewby Williams, Mark

The Celtic Myths that Shape the Way We Think

By the time the Celtic myths were written down in the Middle Ages, not only were they already hundreds of years old but were also written after the influence of the medieval church. Williams works from the roots of these tales, he interrogates...
The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller
Book Reviewby Oakley, John H

The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller

The Greek Vase: The Art of the Storyteller by John H. Oakley is a richly illustrated guide to everything you need to know about ancient Greek pottery. This book has images on every single page of pottery from ancient Greece, beautifully photographed...
Persian Painting
Book Reviewby Anonymous

Persian Painting

Written by Sheila R. Canby, Persian Painting provides an overview of the Persian miniature painting from the 14th to the 20th century. With the general public in mind, the book is rather easy to read, and the inclusion of high quality and...
Egyptian Mythology: A Traveler's Guide from Aswan to Alexandria
Book Reviewby Shaw, Garry J.

Egyptian Mythology: A Traveler's Guide from Aswan to Alexandria

Egyptian Mythology: A Travelers Guide from Aswan to Alexandria by Egyptologist Garry J. Shaw takes you on a journey up the Nile as if on a tour of Egypt's most historically rich and important sites. This tour up the Nile transports you to...
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