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The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History - D'Ormesson, Jean, and Bray, Barbara, Professor (Translated by), and Mendelsohn, Daniel (Introduction by)
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"The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Prince Basil of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the Bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired "to learn how to die," come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and ...

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The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History 2016, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781590179659

Trade paperback