Tag: middle ages

Sep 28

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightengale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden I enjoyed this book quite a bit for the fantasy elements, but especially for the vivid portrait of life in rural Russia back in the days when boyars still gave tribute to the khans to keep the horde at bay. Even Vasilisa, the daughter of a feudal …

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Sep 29

Book Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford This is a great book about the most amazing conquerors in human history, who not only united a huge chunk of the earth’s landmass under one banner, but left behind a legacy of unified law and trade that impacted human history forever. Before …

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