I'm only about a quarter-way through this book, but I am rating it now because there could be no better time to read it than now, during the Olympic games in Sochi! Read morePublished 7 months ago by charlene at Dosido Bookshelf
This is one of the best books I have ever read, it details the history of the region, and politely discusses the reasons for homelessness, they are called Schythians and you can... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Beach Guy
Ascherson writes well about the various peoples and cultures have inhabited this area and I enjoyed the personal touches of his own experiences while traveling around the Black... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Orlando
Why isn't there a good map ? How can there be such an interesting book on the history of a place with only one pathetic map?
This is amazing! Read more
I was initially pleased with this book, but became less so when I realized that there was little or no information about the current state of the area or even of the area in the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jo
I found this book to be unreadable. I bought it prior to a trip to the Black Sea, but it is so poorly written, I couldn't finish it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by California dreamin'
I am fascinated with the book, but at times I think the organization is like a tree with branches going all over, but there are gems of information I will use on my trip.Published 17 months ago by zoe
I consider this as a companion to the massive and brilliant 750 page tome on the Mediterranean and its peoples I am currently reading by David Abulafia The Great Sea but it is... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by John the Reader