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A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire

A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire

  • Title: A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire
  • Author: Anthony Kaldellis
  • ISBN: 9780190625948
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire By Anthony Kaldellis,



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Recent Comments "A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire"

Note I received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley In addition to entertainment, A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities may also provide.a handy reservoir of tales and anecdotes that amusingly illustrate a range of contexts and situations I can t help but directly quote Anthony Kaldellis s preface, because I could find no better way to phrase what mostly makes this such an enjoyable read Yes, first and foremost he enthusiastically provides an entertaining array of stories to pique a [...]

This is a book of trivia about the Byzantine Empire, which lasted 1129 years Knowing some of the history helps appreciate this collection Before reading, you should know that the belief in magic, the superstition, the sadism, the misogyny, the racism, slavery, violence, use of torture and murder as justice , inherited from the Western Roman Empire the Byzantines were the Eastern Roman Empire stayed mainstays for centuries The rulers were generally megalomaniacs, sadists and narcissists and I mea [...]

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review Anthony Kaldellis has delivered exactly what he promised historical anecdotes that are by turns provocative, hilarious, evocative, thoughtful, and academic There is something for everyone in this volume.A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities is a really fun introduction to the people, places, and ideas of Byzantium After reading this book, you may find, like I did, that there is so much you want to explore.

I received this book in a giveaway and it was quite different than most books I read, but still very interesting It was basically just a book of facts about this culture Some parts were interesting than others, but overall it was a decent read I particularly enjoyed the sections on punishments and sections on sex.

This was an interesting book full of facts.


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A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire