Literature - Historical Novel

Slave and Master

The short novel presents the reader with the reflections of an enslaved man and his (former) master after the 1795 slave uprising on the former Dutch colony of Curaçao.  In turns, and in often poetical...

Teutoburgo

It is a historical novel about the battle of Teutoburg (9 AD), one of the main defeats suffered by the Roman Empire, and which led Augustus to fix the northern border of the Empire on the Rhine. The...

Marcus

Sequel of Junia, a novel about the first Christians, written by the same author. The protagonist is Marcus, Junia's brother, who returns to Rome from Alexandria shortly after the martyrdom of his...

14 juillet

On July 14, 1789: takeover of the Bastille, French Revolution, end of the Old Regime, birth of the modern era... It is about a historic day that has piqued the interest of many researchers and has been the...

Samarkand

Historical novel set in the ancient city of Samarkand and the current Tehran and Tabriz, in the Middle East. The first part of the book narrates the life of the Persian sage Omar Khayyam, who lived in the...

Ports of Call

This novel tells the story of a family's life during the conflicts in which Lebanon was immersed in the 20th century. The protagonist is Ossayne, a descendant of a Turkish prince, who had to emigrate from...

Leo Africanus

Amin Maalouf intends in this book to write a kind of imaginary autobiography of the legendary historical character Leo Africanus. The plot begins with his capture by Sicilian pirates who offer him...