Check the Date

David Cowles

Apr 14, 2022

You can’t resist the urge. You peek back at the front cover. Is this really a book about Eastern Europe c. 1000 A.D.?

I am currently reading a book called AD 1000 by Richard Erdoes. It is a survey of Europe at the end of the first millennium A.D. In a general section on ‘the Slavs’, we read that “they were fierce and cruel in war…on the attack they were clumsy but in defense stubborn and unyielding.”


And specifically, re the Russians: “What these Rus had in their minds from the beginning was to control the overland route to Constantinople, golden Miklagard, where all the riches of the world could be gotten…it was a watery road down the great rivers to the Black Sea…”


You can’t resist the urge. You peek back at the front cover. Is this really a book about Eastern Europe c. 1000 A.D.?

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