An Atlas of Extinct Countries
|author:||Gideon Defoe (2020)|
|date read:||19 September 2020|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
Read on the suggestion of Jonn Elledge.
Each of the 48 extinct countries gets a couple of pages: some fun illustrations of where it was, a fun intro, and then some history of how the country came to be and not to be. The history of countries could be dry, but there’s plenty of wit and a nod to the problems of colonialism and empires.
Not detailed enough to be a reference book, but there’s a thorough bibliography and it would make an excellent jumping off point for more research or reading, if it’s your thing.
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