Matryoshka Posted January 6, 2012 Share Posted January 6, 2012 As we go through history, I've ended up finding some real gems that have really shed light on parts of world history that I felt I didn't learn much of anything about in school. I'm currently reading a really wonderful book about the Byzantine Empire. It's called Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth. It is written in an engaging and informative style, and I'm learning a ton! Even though my kids aren't reading it (the older two are probably ready for it, but we're trying to get through the Enlightenment by the end of the year, and there just isn't time for them to read it on top of everything else!) it has really helped me by enabling me to fill out bits in their reading that are overlooked or missing. Another book I read a while back that I enjoyed enormously was Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. Similarly engaging and enlightening. :) Anyhow, just thought I'd pass those on to others who might appreciate them! I've found so many great suggestions here. I just finished The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton that someone here suggested - great read. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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