Finished reading, with satisfaction: A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich 📚
I only read the last chapters, to get the highest of highlights covering from ~1800 up to 1915. For that purpose it served excellently. My appetite is whetted for more details on this period. I have more questions now, and some better, refreshed and renewed, understanding of the shape of events during that time. I will refer to this text in the future when I want to get the gestalt of the orthodox view of events for other periods as well.