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  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    At the suggestion of a friend, I'm reading Charles Frazier's historical fiction Varina which is about the wife of Jefferson Davis. As my specialty was Byzantine and Middle Eastern History, this novel is completely out of my knowledge area. If you ...

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  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    Here's something you might like. This is cheating in a sense, because it's not something I read this summer. Jean Froissart (1237-1405) has been described as the world's first war correspondent. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Froissart ...

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  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    I am re-re-reading Tolstoy's great novel as a cultural counterpoint to the Russian state's authoritarianism and the West's Cold War hangover. I am reading Catherine Fieschi's Populocracy (2019) for its comparative analysis of populist parties in Europe ...

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  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), in partnership with Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), National Research Foundation (NRF) and ...

  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    In the historical fiction category: Amitav Gosh's Ibis trilogy has been a very entertaining and informative read about the 19th century Opium Wars from a variety of ethnic, social class, and gender perspectives. Excellent discussions about opium cultivation ...

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