History – classic to modern

see also


theguardian.com/  26/10/2021 Born in Blackness by Howard W French review – dehumanised in the age of discovery – The scale of the west’s exploitation of Africa and Africans in the pursuit of economic power is laid bare in this painful, passionate retelling of Eurocentric history – by Peter Frankopan

ft.com 18/12/2021 How Africa made the modern world


spectator.co.uk  9/2021 The war that changed the world in the early seventh century – James Howard-Johnston describes how the last great conflict between the Roman and Persian empires led to the Arabs and Islamism sweeping all before them

ft.com  11/2021 The Ottoman Empire: a forgotten giant of western history -The Ottomans by M D Baer – reviewed by William Dalrymple