Daily Archives: February 4, 2020

She’s A Beauty And The Difficulties Of Satire

From time to time I ponder the difficulties of satire in the contemporary era [1].  It is worth remembering, though, that every age has presented its own barriers to satire, both in understanding that something is satirical at the time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Commanche Empire

Commanche Empire, by Pekka Hämäläinen While I find that the author here makes a compelling case about both the fragility and the power of the Commanche Empire and its important role in the colonial history of New Spain as well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: How Spain Became A World Power 1492-1763

Empire:  How Spain Became A World Power 1492-1763, by Henry Kamen There are a great many writers, some who fancy themselves historians, who complain about the sorts of biases that histories often have in emphasizing only certain players.  This book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire:  A Very Short Introduction, by Stephen Howe Although this series is not uniformly good, it generally does fulfill its appointed task of providing a very short introduction on a given subject.  And empire itself is a highly contentious subject … Continue reading

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