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The First Crusade, by Peter Frankopan

18 August 2012
The First Crusade: The Call from the East Peter Frankopan

Bodley Head, pp.282, 20, ISBN: 9781847921550

Perhaps more than any other single historical event, the First Crusade (1096-99) lends itself to the narrative technique. This was the quest — and a successful one — on the… Read more

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A feast of vanities

28 January 2012
Savonarola Donald Weinstein

Yale, pp.379, 25

The name of Savonarola slides off the tongue as if concocted for an orator’s climax. But when it came to names, whether by melody or reputation, the Florence he knew… Read more