Tag Archives: Middle East

Book Review: Knight Templar 1120-1312

Knight Templar 1120-1312, by Helen Nicholson, illustrated by Wayne Reynolds This book is admittedly a very short book and by no means as long as it could have been. Yet although it is a short book and not long at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Battles Of The Hellenistic World

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, by Joseph Pietrykowski One of the more consistent aspects of the Hellenistic World was the continual fighting that took place between the various successor states to Alexander the Great. Some empires bring periods of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Of The Bronze Age

The End Of The Bronze Age:  Changes In Warfare And the Catastrophe CA. 1200 B.C, by Robert Drews This book is almost perfect, almost, but not quite.  As is all too often the case, a great deal of professional historians … 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: 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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Book Review: Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover:  My Secret Life In The CIA And What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For, by Michele Rigby Assad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East:  Where Are…Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire, by John Davenport Part of a series devoted to teaching children historical geography [1], this book reminds us that among the most important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where We Belong

Where We Belong, by Lynn Austin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I really wanted to like this book, but the author [1] ultimately made it impossible … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Aden Effect

The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube You might think that the Naval Institute Press only published non-fiction of the kind that I frequently review (this is the fifth book I have received from the Naval Historical … Continue reading

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