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John Julius Norwich
Birth date: September 15, 1929
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
This overview of four powerful leaders of the 16th century reads like a blog. In some ways that is nice. It is easy to read and doesn't get into too many details. On the other hand, it also includes opinions and outright errors. Despite the fact that this is supposed to be about four men, it felt li...
mattries37315 rated it 5 years ago
Concise But Well-Written History The fall of Constantinople in 1453 ended what the population always identified as the Roman Empire, but has become known as the Byzantine Empire that John Julius Norwich thought had been given a bad reputation in “the West”. In “A Short History of Byzantium” Norwi...
lupalz rated it 6 years ago
Epic read but it deserves more pictures and better detailed maps though. Waiting for Volume 2: The Apogee to make its way to my local library. Interests sparked for possible next reads in my history shelf: The Goths, the Persian empire, early christianity (which is something I have been meaning to...
joshmunn rated it 7 years ago
A bit too headlong at times, perhaps unavoidably.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: epistolatory-diary-blog, nonfiction, published-2013, winter-20132014 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from December 15 to 20, 2013 BOTWBBC description: This new book contains the letters sent from aristocrat, society darling and actress o...
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