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Overall, an interesting read, but very inconsistent. The text would talk about how the loa aren't "good" or "bad," per se, but aspects of different attributes and personalities and backgrounds-- but then a caption on a picture would say, "Vever of ThisOrThatPetroLoa, the Evil God of Suchlike." And I'd think, "Quoi?" So I have to wonder if someone else captioned the photos, because if Rodman did, the book's a mess. Not sure what editor let that go by, unless it was one who hadn't read the actual ...more
Michael Charles Prestwich OBE (born 30 January 1943) is an English historian, specialising on the history of medieval England, in particular the reign of Edward I. He is retired, having been Professor of History at Durham University, and Head of the Department of History until 2007.More about Michael Prestwich...