A review of The Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings of the Nile by Charles Bonnet and Dominique Valbelle. The introduction to The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies. A review of Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen. A review of Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin. An interview with Andres Resendez, author of A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza De Vaca: The Extraordinary Tale of a Shipwrecked Spaniard Who Walked Across America in the Sixteenth Century. A review of Toussaint Louverture: A Biography by Madison Smartt Bell. A review of Napoleon's Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand by David Lawday. A review of The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians by Donald Bloxham. A review of Imperialism and Postcolonialism by Barbara Bush.