Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Byzantium and the mixing of people

In a comment on Invasion, massacre, murder and just death in battle, Neil Whitfield pointed me to David Day's Conquest. Neil reviewed this book in several contexts - here, here.

I have yet to read the book. One of Day's points is that human history is in part the story of the supplanting and mixing of peoples.

I made some what similar points in my meandering discussion on Byzantium as part of my train reading series. If you want to read the series of posts in order, I have added them at the end of the post.

I don't think that you can properly understand the Balkans or Middle East without understanding the way in which in which different peoples and cultures have been mixed.

Byzantium Series:

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