Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen on TV
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Published By Profile Books
ISBN : 9781781259993
Category : History
Format : Hardback
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Praise for Mary Beard: What she says is always powerful and interesting (Guardian)

An irrepressible enthusiast with a refreshing disregard for convention (Financial Times)

If they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire (Daily Mail)

[She] implicitly invites us to think about our own world, and about our answers to the question of what makes us human (Sydney Morning Herald)

With such a champion as Beard to debunk and popularise, the future of the study of classics is assured (Daily Telegraph)

Praise for SPQR: Fast-moving, exciting, psychologically acute, warmly sceptical (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)

Vastly engaging ... a tremendously enjoyable and scholarly read (Natalie Haynes Observer)

Sustaining the energy that such a topic demands for more than 600 pages, while providing a coherent answer to the question of why Rome expanded so spectacularly, is hugely ambitious. Beard succeeds triumphantly ... full of insights and delights ... SPQR is consistently enlivened by Beard's eye for detail and her excellent sense of humour (Sunday Times)

Masterful ... This is exemplary popular history, engaging but never dumbed down, providing both the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life (Economist)

Ground-breaking ... invigorating ... revolutionary ... a whole new approach to ancient history (Thomas Hodgkinson Spectator)

Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS


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