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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Yes, but can you overnight that to Calais for me?

I haven’t posted for a week and a half because I’ve been frantically finishing up work before I get on a plane for Europe. Yes, this is my yearly Research Trip. I’m meeting my friend Elizabeth in Paris; we’re going to spend three days exploring the Loire Valley and taking pictures of medieval castles, and […]

The flap copy challenge

I’m thoroughly launched on the first section of the History of the Medieval World, Volume II of the History of Everything (that’s the title of the folder on my Mac desktop with all my drafts in it). As proof, I append the following: my bulletin board, now cleared of ancient history timelines and charts and […]

Now, when you say “fertile”…

Yesterday I got an envelope from Norton with the first review-type reaction to the History of the Ancient World. It’s a “Prepublication Alert” from Library Journal–not a review (since they haven’t had time to write one; the galleys just went out), but a notice that the book may be of especial interest to libraries. A […]

Delays, delays…and academic publishing

On various fronts, it has been a bothering sort of week. Those of you who are VERY alert may notice that the publication date on the History of the Ancient World has changed, on the various bookseller websites that already list it, from Feb. 28 to Mar. 26 of 2007. Norton has decided that the […]