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“She can bring together different elements, the personal and the factual. It’s very well researched, there’s not a problem, but she can present it in a different way. The iterative approach, to follow the routes of the galleys, structured almost like a travelogue. I think that in many ways she is bang on, and despite all the shortcomings that historians in their nit-picking, hypercritical way, might note, insisting that this isn’t all accurate, and that this or that might be problematic, and so on.” Read more...
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Georg Christ, Historian