Ideas and Adventures, 1200-1700
With her refreshing new book, [i]Ideas and Adventures 1200 to 1700[/i], covering five centuries of world history, Sonia (Sunny) Seherr-Thoss adds time traveler to her already extensively published world travel reportage. It is a fascinating narrative of world history, accessible to the general reader. Her book reads like a conversation with someone who has camped out in the thirteenth century, transported gold by camel caravan, and returned to relate her adventures. She leaves to others the chronicling of rulers and reigns, the carnage of battles, and the cataloging of maps and dates. Her vision of history is a retrospective on civilization, and an exploration of our multicultural heritage. Mrs. Seherr-Thoss notably includes in her history civilizations which are not typical Western Civ fare. The book takes a multi-disciplinary and multicultural approach to world history, in language which encourages cover-to-cover reading.
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Interesting, but you have to doubt the history of someone who refers to "King John" (he of Magna Carta and Robin Hood infamy) being on "the British throne", when the British Throne did not exist for several hundred more years. John was King of England. He was not King of Scotland or Prince of Wales. In other words, he ruled about half Britain. If the book doesn't even know the difference between England and Britain, it shakes my faith in its general accuracy.
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