PositiveLibrary JournalBy examining the artifacts and monuments that remain, historian Llewellyn-Jones brings forth a view of ancient Persia that is rich in tradition and historical significance ... Llewellyn-Jones commits this book to telling the history of Persia, and in doing so he also sheds light on Persian political structures, court etiquette practices, and royal family structure. The book includes a cast of characters as well as an extensive list of further reading ... Recommended for readers with an interest in ancient Persian history and culture, Greek philosophy, and contemporary Iran.
PositiveLibrary JournalPuhak takes the audience deep into the lives of these ruling women and shows how they were both capable and skilled as they climbed to the height of their power. They reigned during an era of which there is limited historical record; Puhak contends that this made it easy for the queens’ adversaries to reduce their memory to crude misogynistic stereotypes that encouraged the populace to fear women with power ... A compelling read for those with an interest in early medieval European history, Merovingian history, and women in power.
PositiveLibrary JournalHeywood provides a look at the women behind the myth as she explores each sister’s journey to finding acceptance and peace in a turbulent world ... Recommended for fans of Madeline Miller or readers interested in Greek mythology, historical fiction, and women leading characters.
PositiveLibrary JournalQuick paced, insightful, and often times humorous ... approachable ... A lively work recommended for both researchers and casual readers with an interest in prehistory, ancient history, anthropology, religion, and popular culture.
PositiveLibrary JournalTownsend successfully meets his goal by providing vivid narratives of different historical figures within this period in Aztec history. These accounts are based in reliable, academic research and told in a way that demonstrates empathy while calling attention to prevailing tendencies in historical interpretation by the greater scholarly community ... Recommended for college students and academics with an interest in history, Latin American history, Aztec history, and Mexico’s colonial past.
PositiveLibrary JournalUsing a wide variety of both primary and secondary resources for his research, Ryan illustrates specific scenarios in which people have proven themselves capable of adapting to the strangest changes in their surroundings, and how that adaptation usually comes at the expense of the natural environment ... Recommended for YA and adult readers with an interest in cultural anthropology, current events, and apocalyptic social perspectives.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis group portrait of pioneering leaders in the field is recommended reading for undergraduate and graduate students, professional academics, and individuals with an interest in anthropology, cultural anthropology, and history.
Niklas Natt Och Dag
PositiveLibrary JournalIdeal for readers who enjoy crime thrillers, nail-biting suspense, and historical period dramas. While this debut novel\'s violent imagery may be too much for some, it\'s an exciting addition to the crime thriller genre and will leave readers on the edge of their seats.