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  1. says:

    Some books stay on your shelves so long they get suatters’ rights and you get the idea they’re part of the décor rath

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    So this turned out to be waaaay WTF than expected While also being really fucking boringNow i’m the escapee graduate of a Marxist cult that hasn’t incorporated a new idea since Warsaw Ghetto fell I am perfectly at home with the notion that

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    Norman Davies says right at the beginning of this book that he has chosen to write about things that interest him and I have found it one of the most interesting histories I have read in years It both opens new doors who ever knew of Tolosa Alt Clud Aragon or Rosenau and fills in threadbare parts of my tapestry of knowledge about

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    This is a book about countries that have died Many I had heard about before such as Burgundy Borussia and Byzantine some

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    Vanished Kingdoms is a bit of an uneven book On the one hand it delves into some really fascinating corners of European history and

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    The best histories are always slightly eccentric and this one certainly is eccentric Its range is great both in time and space ancient modern and trans European it deals with failed or vanished states but in real

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    Norman Davies surprised me than 20 years ago with his phenomenal Europe A History a thick peat that had the great merit of treating

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    It is slightly fraudulent to mark this book as read but given that there is no option to mark as skipped some chapters after persisting far longer than the material justifies this will have to doI cannot recall the last time I didn't read a book all the way through even a long one like this Alas the addition of some truly

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    A really interesting subject made almost unbearably boring

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    When I was a child in the 1970's the map of the Europe seemed immutable Ongoing decolonialisation granted statehood to pre existing

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'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism yet we often forget that the past is different from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect We habitually think of the European past as the history of countries which exist today France Germany Britain Russia and so on but often. So this turned out to be waaaay WTF than expected While also being really fucking boringNow i m the escapee graduate of a Marxist cult that hasn t incorporated a new idea since Warsaw Ghetto fell I am perfectly at home with the notion that all accounts of history are an ideological construct including the ones you yes you hold dear Since history can never be known but only abused you might as well shrug and move on with the brainwashing So the uestion then becomes what is this book arguing for since we know what it s arguing against Oh yes what is it arguing against Why other people s historical memory This includes but is by no means limited to library catalogues school curricula folk music festivals museum exhibits the official websites of French villages German towns Ita KING exist today France Germany Britain Russia and so on but often. So this turned out to be waaaay WTF than Ty jesteś moje imię expected While also being really fucking boringNow i m the The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy escapee graduate of a Marxist cult that hasn t incorporated a new idea since Warsaw Ghetto fell I am perfectly at home with the notion that all accounts of history are an ideological construct including the ones you yes you hold dear Since history can never be known but only abused you might as well shrug and move on with the brainwashing So the uestion then becomes what is this book arguing for since we know what it s arguing against Oh yes what is it arguing against Why other people s historical memory This includes but is by no means limited to library catalogues school curricula folk music festivals museum Complete Amber Sourcebook exhibits the official websites of French villages German towns Ita

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Vanished Kingdoms The History of Half Forgotten Europe

Rranean; the Grand Duchy of Lithuania for a time the largest country in Europe; the successive kingdoms and one duchy of Prussia much of whose history is now half remembered at best This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history writing and listen to the echoes of lost realms across the centuri. A really interesting subject made almost unbearably boring Green dog trumpet and other stories echoes of lost realms across the centuri. A really interesting subject made almost unbearably boring

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This actually obstructs our view of the past and blunts our sensitivity to the ever changing political landscape Europe's history is littered with kingdoms duchies empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age 'the Empire of Aragon' which once dominated the western Medite. This is a book about countries that have died Many I had heard about before such as Burgundy Borussia and Byzantine some were new to me like Alt Clud and Rusyn I have always been fascinated by the rise and fall of empires so this book was written for meEach country is given a chapter and Davies draws us a sketch of the countries rise and fall I liked the snippets of obscure information and some off piste analysis and commentaryMy favourite chapters featured the one day wonder that was Rusyn a new born in a dangerous neighbourhood snuffed out before it had a chance and the story of Eire the first country to escape the English empire In England not much is taught on the demise of empire and it was enlightening to read a brief history of the independence struggleIf I have a criticism of