Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Book Review: The Name Of The Rose

The Name Of The Rose, by Umberto Eco I have to admit that this is a book I heard about some time ago but just got around to reading.  Had I read this book before reading other books by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas

The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas, by Umberto Eco This book happens to have been the author’s first book, and while it was a book whose contents were deeply interesting to me, they are not the sort of contents that I … Continue reading

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Medieval Towns, Trade, And Travel

Medieval Towns, Trade, And Travel, by Lynne Elliott When one thinks about the Middle Ages, towns, trade, and travel are not the most obvious things to think of.  After all, if one was seeking to write about the normal experience … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Norman Conquest

The Norman Conquest:  The Battle Of Hastings And The Fall Of Anglo-Saxon England, by Marc Morris This book answers a question that is particularly worthwhile to ponder, and that is how a nation as powerful and wealthy as Anglo-Saxon England … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Land Of Giants

The Land Of Giants:  A Journey Through The Dark Ages, by Max Adams This book is an attempt on the part of the author to walk through different trips in the British isles as a way of better understanding the … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part II

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part II, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Admittedly, and pleasingly, I found the author’s war and society much less irritating than I did at first.  When one is listening to lectures about ancient … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wars Of The Roses

The Wars Of The Roses:  The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors, by Dan Jones As someone who has a great degree of interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and its various problems as well as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Templars

The Templars:  The Rise And Spectacular Fall Of God’s Holy Warriors, by Dan Jones As someone who has read several of the author’s books, I was pleased that he explored one of the more striking aspects of history that occurs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magna Carta: The Birth Of Liberty

Magna Carta:  The Birth Of Liberty, by Dan Jones While this book may not be the only book about the subject one would want to read, it certainly demonstrates that historian Dan Jones has been able to profitably expand upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dawn Of The Middle Ages

The Dawn Of The Middle Ages, by Michael Grant By and large, I have become familiar with Michael Grant through his writings relating to ancient and early medieval history [1], especially as they relate to art and culture, and for … Continue reading

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