NRB Book Club: Crossing the Rubicon

Although I only discovered him a few months ago, British historian Tom Holland has already become one of my favorite all-time authors. Unlike most of his fellow historians, Holland is truly able to bring the ancient history back to life. When reading one of his books, the ancient past feels ancient no more. It feels [...]

UK conference on Islam in Italy boasts of coming Islamic conquest

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is said to have predicted the Islamic conquest first of Constantinople (“the city of Heraclius” below) and then of Rome. An Islamic conference to be held in London on April 10 boasts about what the conference organizers see as the looming fulfillment of the second part [...]