The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World
Publish date: November 19th 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 553
Edition language: English
, World History
The first several chapters, and the last several chapters were both excellent. The middle bogs down a bit. I'm interested in archaeology, but my eyes were crossing while trying to read some of the middle section. Very interesting, however, and I recommend it if you're interested in the subject.
I adored this book, but it's only getting 3 stars. Maybe 3.5, I'll decide by the end of writing this review This book is utterly fascinating, but like most archaeology books, it tends to wander into "the contents of this grave site.... and the contents of that grave site..." cataloguing. But! It h...
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Admittedly it does get bogged down describing archeological sites but you can skim through those sections without missing anything.Anthony combines linguistics and archeology to localize the origins of the Indo-European language family and plot its spread acro...
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