|Title||:||Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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Civilisations: How Do We Look & the Eye of Faith Reviews
Reminds me of why I miss my University days. Mary Beard gives us enough information to spark our interest but not so much that it exhausts our appetite for the subject. We aren’t being thrust information that’s purely black and white, this means this and that is that, but being gently guided to ask questions, explore ideas and think more deeply for ourselves.
Plain speaking and very accessible, touching on a broad range for the length of the book, I hadn’t really planned to blitz through in one s ...more
Very accessible, maybe even too light and brief, but still so many lovely nuggets of insight.
I really enjoyed this. Mary Beard is always interesting and accessible. I read this in a couple of hours, but it raises questions and issues that have stayed with me for much longer. It is basically the script of her contributions to the 2018 Civilisations programmes. The book itself is nicely presented and not overly expensive, with good image quality.
So reading about history has never been my strong point. However Mary Beard makes it interesting and kept my attention right the way through the book. The section on art, in particular how it is portrayed in religion, is of great interest.