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Tries too hard
on 3 September 2015
This is a challenging book. The basic premise is sound and interesting, as are some of the historical references taking us well away from the Anglo-centric version we are taught at school.
That said, I almost felt the author tried to be too clever for his own good on occasions. Many details are unnecessary and sometimes there is little real relevance to the modern day.
As much a reference book, after a while, than anything.