Friday, October 26, 2007

The World the Romans knew by N.H.H. Sitwell

The World the Romans knew by N.H.H. Sitwell is a history of the Peoples that surrounded the Roman empire. There are thumbnail histories of the Celts, Germans, Indians, Chinese Step peoples and African groups. A lot of the information is rather speculative. There's a discussion of the accuracy or lack thereof of Roman perspectives on the various groups but since some did not leave their own records is difficult to separate fact from fiction. This was published back in the early 1980s so there's some terminology that isn't exactly politically correct. There are notes and a bibliography.


Is available through Abebooks.

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