Daily Archives: December 5, 2019

The Strength Of Local Attachments

One of the more notable ways that maps lie is in the way that they view states as unitary structures.  We look on a map and see the United States as one color and neglect to see the massive diversity … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruin Of The Roman Empire

The Ruin Of The Roman Empire:  A New History, by James J. O’Donnell It is not as if the author of this book is a total idiot.  There are at least some things that the author gets right–Justinian’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warriors In Winter

Warriors In Winter (Magic Tree House #31), by Mary Pope Osborne Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus … Continue reading

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