Saturday, November 20, 2004

History Book Reviews

For those looking for something to read this week, The Guardian has (as usual on a Saturday) plenty of book reviews to consider.

The suffering and the glory. Adam Thorpe enjoys Alistair Horne's Friend or Foe, an account of the turbulent history of France.

Money made the world go around. The 14th-century mercenaries that people Frances Stonor Saunders's Hawkwood remind Anthomy Sampson of our own troubled times.

A tale of idiocy, fear and suspicion. Nicholas Lezard salutes Graham Robb's thoughtful and enlightening Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century.

Europe, medieval and modern


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