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A Short History of Byzantium
A Short History of Byzantium
von John Julius Norwich
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 13,55

5.0 von 5 Sternen A Book That's Worth Every Penny You'd Pay, 23. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Short History of Byzantium (Taschenbuch)
If the textbooks used in our school were written in the way A Short History of Byzantium was, history classes would have been more fun for each and everyone of us. Of course, this book is not without its flaws. The fast-paced narration would probably lose your attention for a second or two, but, when you think about the fact that it was a condensed version of a originally large three-volume work, you still have to give credits to the author for his successful attempts in keeping the essence of the whole subject. This book would have no problem serving as a good reference for history classes dealing with western civilization and alike. It also gives a pretty good insight into the theological conflicts during the time of late Roman empire and throughout the Byzantine era. The violent scenes of the early warfare were also well described.
It is not a large book and it does not provide every details you want to know about Byzantium. However, after reading the very last page, you can be sure that you will know a lot more about this christendom, unless you already are a specialist in the study of Byzantine.


The Uninvited
The Uninvited
von Nick Pope
  Taschenbuch

2.0 von 5 Sternen The Big Flop, 30. Juni 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Uninvited (Taschenbuch)
This is the first UFO/alien genre book that I have ever read. Thus, it may be unfair for me to criticize on the materials in this book. However, I have to agree with other reviewers that this book is poorly written. Throughout the book, the author fails to address his points both objectively and subjectively. What upset me the most is the way this book was written. Taken any chapter from the book and submit it to a college English course, it may not even get a "B". From the sentence structure to the choice of words, nothing just seems to be right.


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