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348 books · 99 voters · list created September 27th, 2014 by James (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads How far up does "ancient" go?


message 2: by catzkc (new)

catzkc Per Wikipedia,"any period before the Middle Ages (476–1453), but still within the period of Western civilization-based human history or prehistory."


message 3: by James (new)

James Yeah, I would say anything from the earliest civilisations to the fall of Rome.


message 4: by Michele (last edited Apr 16, 2018 04:50PM) (new)

Michele Ancient history would include: the entire Stone age, Bronze age, thru the collapse of the Bronze age, thru Classical Antiquity to the end of the Roman empire.


message 5: by Michele (new)

Michele #40 The Medieval World is not ancient history!


☕ Lachgas ♿ removed the Great Courses Medieval World - was a DVD and therefore not a valid record for GR


message 7: by Michele (last edited Feb 09, 2020 03:03PM) (new)

Michele #28 The Leper Messiah is christian fiction, historical fiction, fantasy. It is not ancient history!

#90 Feather of A Hawk - historical fiction

Both should be removed.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Agreed. Will remove.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads How many early Christian martyrs does Foxe cover? (Trying to figure out if it really belongs on this list.)


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