elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Hello everyone, it’s time for some more book reviews. Here we go: A People’s History of the French Revolution by Eric HazanCan good intentions and high ideals justify bloody revolutions and the murder of thousands of innocent people? Eric Hazan certainly thinks so. Committed to the idea of equality at any costs, his highly partisan
Hello everyone, this week I’m reviewing two historical fiction novels and a biography. Ready? Let’s get started: Girl On the Golden Coin by Marci JeffersonI’ve always had a bit of a crush on Charles II, the merry yet rather melancholic Stuart monarch who presided over the glittering court of the Restoration era. His long string
Hello everyone, today I’m gonna review three books that have all, in a way, something to do with money and economy. The first is on the history of Venice, one of the first great economic empires in the world; the second is a sort of autobiographical manual that gives some valuable advice on how to