Thanks to Irene Hahn of Roman History Books and More for the heads up of a new set of pages at livius.org on Byzantium/Constantinople, including this page of photos from the Mosaic Museum. Wikipedia (caveat quaerens) also has an article on the museum, from which this public domain picture is taken.
How a corporation replaced the Mughal Empire - William Dalrymple in the Guardian. Foretaste of his forthcoming The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803. Old post on Dalrymple.
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