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The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000
The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000
by Chris Wickham
Edition: Hardcover

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Definately interesting but also very frustrating, 26 Nov 2009
I struggled with about half of this book, before finally becoming too frustrated and discarding it to read something else.

The book is very interesting - this is beyond doubt. There is a real wealth of information in it, for the committed reader. But as much information as there is, there is an equal amount of historiographical justification, and sometimes that historiography feels a little strained. Often I found myself agreeing with the theories that Wickham advanced after some thought, but then tiring of reminding myself of this every time I picked the book up.

I came to feel that The Inheritance of Rome was as much a book about modern historians and their debate on the Late Roman/Early Medieval period, as it is a book about that period. Perhaps for someone who was more committed to this period, this book would be more manageable. For me, interest in the book's premise and arguments was eventually outweighed by the tedious battle with the attending historiography.
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XG3: Extreme-G Racing
XG3: Extreme-G Racing
Offered by Gameseek
Price: 29.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Nigh-on impossible, 13 Jun 2008
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
As with many others here, i am a huge Wipeout fan, espescially Wip3out. Not owning a PS2, i figured i would go for the next best thing with Extreme G 2.

But Wip3out this game isnt. The worst thing about this game is that it is just far too hard. The learning curve from the start is much too steep. The extent of the game is really the lowest class, three tracks and one weapon for all but the most devoted. Wip3out is challenging, it requires practice and time - Extreme G is just too hard.

The graphics are nice but the design is, in my opinion, a little corny. Sorry to sound like a broken record, but this looks like a Wip3out rip off.

Overall, unless you have alot of spare time and truly legendary patience, i wouldnt recommend this. It is very difficult and not particularly rewarding. Dig out your PS1, and play Wip3out instead.

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