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Review

(Review) Ben Hubbard, The Samurai: Swords, Shōguns and Seppuku, (The History Press, 2014) Pages: 156                           ISBN: 978-0-7509-5589-8 A book that claims to offer a “complete, concise account of samurai history and culture” in just under 160 pages is either purposefully … Continue reading

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(Review) James Waterson, Defending Heaven: China’s Mongol Wars 1209-1370, (Frontline Books, 2013)

I have decided to add a ‘book review’ section to my blog because, well, I get asked to write a lot of book reviews! So here’s one to start it off which I particularly enjoyed reading: (Review) James Waterson, Defending … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy

As I predicted, my blog has become rather quiet as of late; apologies! I have been winding down my freelance work to focus on my books and PhD, so there has been little time for things like this. Anyway, a … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Fatherhood

Apologies for the dearth of blogs, but there have been many changes around here that have made it harder and harder to find the time. The most fundamental change has been my acceptance to pursue a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Ancient views on the ‘no make-up selfie’ – sort of

Just a short note that I have a new blog up on the IRIS online site. It is about the seemingly similar views we hold with our ancient Greek counterparts concerning makeup and beauty: View here There are some big … Continue reading

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