An Ode to St. George, Patron Saint of Books!

I’ve just returned from doing research in London, where I met up once again with St George, one of my favorite saints! As the card states, “In Genoa, the houses were often built in narrow, steep streets. This made the lintel the best place for any exterior decoration. It was often carved with images of […]

Magic Circle: Further Reading

For those Readers who wish to pursue these topics further, here are some lists of suggested reading.   On Russia, Central Asia, the East Not long before my final Russian research trip, the Treasures of Schliemann’s Troy had been found in boxes in a basement in Moscow and were on public display, at the Pushkin, […]