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The Birth of Classical Europe by Simon Price
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Feb 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011_release_read, non-fiction, read_2011
Read in February, 2011

Well written but way too sketchy for what it promises; I thought this kind of sketchiness is passe in history books, but it seems people still are in love with generalizations. The vignettes realting the classical world with the modern world and the treatment of the early period with Troy and the Minoan civilization are highlights, but the rest is not worth being way better book out there that treat the Greek-Hellenistic - Romnan era; I think that a focus only from 1200-600 BC would have made this book much better
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