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New history books in July 2023

by Anthony Webb, 3 August 2023

A great selection in July 2023 with a surprisingly large number of books on ancient history - 6 out of the 12 published. (A quick google reveals that there is no such thing as Ancient History Month!)

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Europe and the Roma: A History of Fascination and Fear
American Slavers: Merchants, Mariners, and the Transatlantic Commerce in Captives, 1644-1865
Assyria: The Rise and Fall of the World's First Empire
Homer's Iliad
Beatrice's Last Smile: A New History of the Middle Ages
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Conquistadors and Aztecs: A History of the Fall of Tenochtitlan
The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World
Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age
Twilight Cities: Lost Capitals of the Mediterranean
Life and Afterlife in Ancient China
The Eagle and The Lion
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A few that I particularly like the look of:

  • Life and Afterlife in Ancient China, by Jessica Rawson - written by the warden of my old university college so I am curious to have a look... it seems to be something like a cultural history of ancient China in 12 burials.

  • Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age, by Tom Holland - I've enjoyed a couple of Tom Holland's other books and I'm sure this one will be a good read too.

  • The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World, by Patrick Griffin - I had a quick look at the sample on Amazon: the intro looked fascinating and well written, with the book covering revolutions in late 18th century / early 19th century North America, France, Ireland and South America.

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