Book Review: S. Lancel’s ‘Carthage’ and E. Luttwak’s ‘The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire’

Groningen, 03-12-2017 AD*, Over the last few weeks I read in sequence two books about two ancient Mediterranean countries. Lancel's 'Carthage: A History' provides us with a summary on everything we know about Carthaginian (a.k.a. Punic) history known up and to the time of writing (1992). The book therefore spans the centuries from 800BC to... Continue Reading →

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Will History Become History?

Leiden, a.d. XV Kal. Iun. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., For the umpteenth time there is a discussion going on in The Netherlands about whether the course History should be abolished on schools. Even though I am a history freak myself, I have worked as a research assistant for several┬áhistorical research projects and I read several history books... Continue Reading →

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