Playing Through History: Bryan’s Picks

Dealing in Paradigms: John Darwin’s Unlocking the World

Missing the Trees for the Forest: History’s Vikings

The Root of the Problem: Peter Heather’s Rome Resurgent

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