Reivew: The Family Tree Historical Maps Book by Allison Dolan

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reivewer: Fredrik Karlsson” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Review of The Family Tree Historical Maps Book – Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s

Maps have always interested me. Remembering when I was a kid and got a map of the world. Seeing names on the map such as China and Mongolia I was thinking that it was very far away and I would never be able to go there. Now after 8 years in Singapore I have visited most of the Asian countries but the curiosity of maps still exist.

When I saw the book of historical maps for Europe it caught my interest. Borders are still being redrawn and it seems like Europe is a never ending changing map. Who know, maybe there will be one country in the future called Europe. Looking at how Europe has changed for the last 200 years it is easier to understand the why some countries/regions dislike each other, for example Greece and turkey.

If you are a foodie you can draw your own conclusion why Croatian food is very similar to Italian food. Watching sport the other day the Ukrainian outfit and flag was very similar to the Swedish, who knew that it used to belong to Sweden?The book begins with an overview of the changes of Europe. It then goes over to chapters for the major regions in Europe.

The Author has captured dates when people migrated and borders were redrawn due to historical events. If your ancestors are from Europe the book will interesting but bear in mind that you have to draw your own conclusions, the book don’t give you any answers. Now when I have got tired of the book I will cut out some of the maps and frame them. It should be a nice collage on the wall and this time… I know I will be able to go there.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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