Conceptually Confused: Justin Marozzi’s Islamic Empires

Anatomy of Battle: Helm’s Deep

An Unholy Mess: CNN’s Jerusalem

Old Systems, New Beginnings: Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity

Parable of our Times: Netflix’s Medici, Season 3

A Light in the Dark Ages: Chris Wickham’s The Inheritance of Rome

An Overgrown Thicket: Roland Ennos’s The Age of Wood

Revealing Reality: Dragon Age and the Study of History

A Charming Interlude: Netflix’s The Dig