Posted December 30, 2016
Peter Heather, The restoration of Rome; have read the first 100 pages. It's about Rome's imperial legacy, with sections of about 100 pages each about Theoderic the Great, Justinian and his wars, Charlemagne and the reform popes of the 11th century. I find the prose cringeworthy at times, there's too much of an attempt to appeal to a broad audience with sometimes comical results (e.g. Heather cites a section from The godfather about Sonny Corleone to make a point about Theoderic, uses terms like "alpha males", "bullshit" etc.). Still, it's an interesting read, so probably recommended with some reservations.
Post edited December 30, 2016 by morolf