Lesser than the Sum of its Parts: Dominic Lieven’s In the Shadow of the Gods

Treading the (Ship)boards: Lincoln Paine’s The Sea & Civilization

Falling and Failing: Edward Watts’ The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome

Alpha to Omega: Roderick Beaton’s The Greeks

View from the Center: John Darwin’s The Empire Project

Further Education: The Courses We Never Took (And Wish We Had)

Historical Infrastructure: Chris Wickham’s Medieval Europe

A Muddled Message: Netflix’s The Ottoman Lieutenant

Conceptually Confused: Justin Marozzi’s Islamic Empires