The Book of Roads and Kingdoms by Richard Fidler review - The author takes on a well-chosen journey of roads and adventures

By Russell Wenholz
November 26 2022 - 12:00am
Author and broadcaster Richard Fidler has the deft hand of a storyteller. Picture supplied.
  • The Book of Roads and Kingdoms, by Richard Fidler. HarperCollins, $39.99.

The latest book by Richard Fidler is more about kingdoms than roads, and rather than kingdoms, it is about caliphates - caliphates ruled by a line of Caliphs; from the birth of Muhammad (c.570) to the taking of Baghdad by the Mongols of Genghis Khan (1258). For most of that time, the Caliphs were based in Baghdad.

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