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Old March 17th, 2014, 01:30 PM   #21
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[ame="http://www.amazon.de/Medieval-Fortresses-Castles-Walled-Cities/dp/0306813580/ref=sr_1_6?s=books-intl-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1395091793&sr=1-6&keywords=medieval+castles"]Medieval Fortresses: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages: Amazon.de: JE Kaufmann: Englische Bücher@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515LHibhsKL.@@AMEPARAM@@515LHibhsKL[/ame]
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Please do. I have another book by the same author on route via inter-library loan.
Well I just finished 1/3.
Shmuel is imho a brilliant mind, so brilliant that in the beginning is quite hard to read for so many technicalities (if you're an expert on Sociology that shouldn't be a problem).
I found very interesting he's theory that modern civilizations are distinguish between Axial and non-axial and how he states that Axial civilizations had all of them religious bases.
Also, he theorizes about Revolutions, a very interesting subject (I will not spoil it here).
I'm now entering on his particular case studies.

You should defenitly read this book.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 05:03 AM   #23

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I just bought this today.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-Biography-Simon-Sebag-Montefiore/dp/0307280500"]Jerusalem: The Biography (Vintage): Simon Sebag Montefiore: 9780307280503: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uzyXVe80L.@@AMEPARAM@@51uzyXVe80L[/ame]
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 11:32 AM   #24

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Like the famous song by Ice Cube, today "it was a good day".
I managed to get this book (new) for just a bit more than 5 euros!!
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Seleukos-Nikator-Routledge-Revivals-Constructing/dp/0415743990"]Amazon.com: Seleukos Nikator (Routledge Revivals): Constructing a Hellenistic Kingdom (9780415743990): John D Grainger: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EKjDXORrL.@@AMEPARAM@@41EKjDXORrL[/ame]
Finally a monography on the founder of my favourite nation of the classical period.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:01 PM   #25

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Good work mate!

Will have to wait for this (that one is a bit expensive for me now!)

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Rise-Seleukid-Empire-323-223/dp/1783030534/ref=pd_rhf_gw_s_cp_38_B6Y2?ie=UTF8&refRID=095FN4T5 BVBHDNRHAEDJ"]The Rise of the Seleukid Empire 323-223 BC : Seleukos I to Seleukos III: Amazon.co.uk: John D. Grainger: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SbbiMN%2BDL.@@AMEPARAM@@51SbbiMN%2BDL[/ame]

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Old April 1st, 2014, 04:09 PM   #26

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-World-Beginnings-Middle-Ages/dp/B000ICRDWS"]The End of the Ancient World and the Beginnings of the Middle Ages: Ferdinand Lot: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q6bAlZn6L.@@AMEPARAM@@51Q6bAlZn6L[/ame]

Anybody that had read this book: Is the fact that the book has more than 60 years influences the quality?
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Old April 1st, 2014, 11:42 PM   #27

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Heh, I just bought something similarly themed:

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Sword-Battle-Global-Ancient-ebook/dp/B006CQQNE8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396424541&sr=8-1&keywords=Tom+Holland"]In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World eBook: Tom Holland: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5127OuZnfRL.@@AMEPARAM@@5127OuZnfRL[/ame]
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Documents et histoire: Islam, VIIe-XVIe siècle - Librairie Droz

Have to review this
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I've just download these for free for amazon kindle.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0082VI5TM/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Pyrrhus Makers of History eBook: Jacob Abbott: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515Sr7YBXvL.@@AMEPARAM@@515Sr7YBXvL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0082YZPK6/ref=oh_d__o01_details_o01__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]The Sea-Kings of Crete eBook: James Baikie: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41h6Wy1RIRL.@@AMEPARAM@@41h6Wy1RIRL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004UJ27LM/ref=oh_d__o02_details_o02__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Cyrus the Great Makers of History eBook: Jacob Abbott: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I%2B-uvuo1L.@@AMEPARAM@@51I%2B-uvuo1L[/ame]
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Head-Serpents-Tail-Commanders/dp/0806140569?tag=upsideout-20"]A Dragon's Head and a Serpent's Tail: Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592-1598 (Campaigns and Commanders Series): Dr. Kenneth M. Swope Ph.D: 9780806140568: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ekoR0kAQL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ekoR0kAQL[/ame]
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