ms jules

History student (this close to graduation) with a special love for medieval history.

Today
October
18
reading
Javier García Sánchez
January2014
27
updated shelf:
Feudal Society, Volume 1: The Growth of Ties of Dependence - Marc Bloch
text: Reading progress update: I've read 240 out of 1200 pages.
The book starts slowly (although the whole setting the ambiance around the guillotine is amazing) but now it has definetely picked up and it's hard to put it down. The author'...
Robespierre - Javier García Sánchez
January2014
13
In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Excellent essay on the Terror and on revolutionary violence. Not for those unfamiliar with the Revolution and a bit short in relation with the complexity of the subject. Sla...
In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution - Sophie Wahnich, Slavoj Žižek
finished reading:
January2014
08
City of Darkness, City of Light
I did enjoy the book, but I think the first part (1789-1791) was stronger. The POVs varied in quality, I found Pauline, Danton, Claire and Robespierre's stronger than Manon an...
City of Darkness, City of Light - Marge Piercy
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January2014
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December2013
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December2013
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November2013
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November2013
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November2013
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October2013
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October2013
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October2013
11
The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
Like its Medieval brother, this book is an easy, fun read. I skimmed over the parts about social organisation because they are a very general overview that any reader who is i...
The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Ian Mortimer
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October2013
10
Thomas Cromwell: Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Reformation
My main problem with this book is Coby sets up to prove that Cromwell followed Machiavelli's teaching in The Prince and to do so reads all his actions trough Machiavelli's pri...
Thomas Cromwell - Patrick Coby
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October2013
09
The Rise & Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
I've seen many people mentioning that this book was dry and I can't agree. It might be the fact that I am used to reading historical theory books or that my definition of dry ...
The Rise & Fall of Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant - John Schofield
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Currently reading

Robespierre by Javier García Sánchez
Progress: 240/1200pages