Category Archives: Tangents

What’s in a Name?

Book being read: A. K. Bennison, The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire, (2011) On the 15th of July, at 4.15 in the morning one of the most important things to happen in a person’s life, happened … Continue reading

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In the name of [INSERT PERSONAL, RELIGIOUS BELIEF HERE]

Book being read: A. K. Bennison, The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire, (2011) *WARNING: BLOG MAY CAUSE OFFENSE. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED!* DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T WARNED. So, it is perhaps unsurprising … Continue reading

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Seeking Truth?

Book being read: R. Waterfield, Xenophon’s retreat: Greece, Persia and the end of the Golden Age, 2006 I have just come back from Istanbul, a.k.a. Byzantium, a.k.a. New Rome and had an amazing time, as one would expect.  Whilst there … Continue reading

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2011 and into 12!

Books being read: Jamie’s Great Britain!  That’s right, not a history book! It has been just over a year since I set up this website and I thought I’d have a look at the stats. 1,392 visits of which 882 … Continue reading

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Dublin conference and why David Starkey is a bad historian.

Books being read: Apollonius, Argonautica/ L. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War/ J. Evans, Doglopaedia: A Complete Guide to Dog Care/ Sophocles, Ajax Having spent the weekend at a conference at University College Dublin called ‘Warfare in Antiquity: … Continue reading

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