Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Books with a Year in the Title

Tonight I will share some books that have a year in the title.

I will start with the oldest date, and the one that I read most recently.

Eric H. Cline, 1177 bc The year that civilization collapsed1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed is by Eric H. Cline.  I really enjoyed reading this book which looked at what brought the Bronze age to a close in the area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. I really enjoyed getting a great picture of what life was like at that time.

Professor Cline is best known for his work at Megiddo and I have also read his book The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. See my post: The Battles of Armegeddon

Cline also has a new book out titled Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. The book is on my to read list. I have read a few excerpts and am looking forward to reading it.

69 A.D., The Year of Four Emperors, Gwyn Morgan, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian69 A.D. The Year of Four Emperors by Gwyn Morgan takes us through a turbulent time in Roman history. Galba, Otho, Vitellius and finally Vespasian all reigned over the Roman Empire in the year after Nero committed suicide.

I have read bits and pieces of this book, but sometime need to read it all the way through. It is in one of my to read stacks. I wrote about this book earlier in my post: Historic Book Acquisitions IV

1215: The Year of Magna Carta, Danny DanzigerAnother book I read recently is 1216: The Year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger and John Gillingham.

This book gives us a look into what England was like in 1216 and why the Magna Carta was written up and signed.

I really liked this book and now need to read The Year 1000.

1492 The Year ouf World Began, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, History, Exploration, BooksMoving forward now to 1492 we come to a book that I picked up in the Frankfurt Airport on the way home from a trip to Germany a couple years ago.

1492: The Year Our World Began by Felipe Fernádez-Armesto looks at different areas around the world at the time that Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

You can also see what other books I bought on that trip by clicking on Book Acquisitions in Germany.

1603, Christopher Lee, Queen Elizabeth 1, ShakespeareNow forward 111 years to 1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft, and the Birth of the Stuart Era by Christopher Lee.

Again we have a book about another pivotal year in history. This was a time of upheaval in England and led to the Pilgrim and Puritan migrations to America. I want to know more about the environment in England that many of my ancestors who immigrated to America grew up in. What forces came together that prompted them to immigrate? What type of freedoms were they looking for?

This book is languishing in one of my to read piles, but I am thinking of reading it this fall as Thanksgiving nears.

The book was shared earlier in Historic Book Acquisitions V.

What year should I read about next?

Steven