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Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 2 years ago
Although the title is somewhat misleading, this works very well as a comprehensive overview of the Song and Yuan Dynasties. It starts with the formation of the Song following the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, the conquest of northern China by the Jurchens which led to the diminished Southe...
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it 5 years ago
This book is mediocre at best. It's a very, very condensed version of various 'secret' societies w/ special emphasis on groups covered in various Dan Brown books. I enjoyed seeing some of the photos, but it was more of magazine-blurb type writing rather than anything in-depth. (Guess I should have s...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 5 years ago
Finished 8/18/2012
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 8 years ago
Not exactly all-encompassing, but I enjoyed this dip into the middle ages. The art is nice and I liked the stories of certain people in that age for whom we have actual documentation. In the course of my BA in English, I focused on this period, but it's been a while and it was nice to have a little ...
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 9 years ago
I found this on the bargain table at Barnes and Noble eons ago. I bought it for two reason. Firstly, I bought it as a writing resource. What better inspiration for monsters than these cartilaginous horrors from the deep? The second reason is that inside I'm still a kid and enjoy reading about bu...
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