A reign of ten kings: Sri Lanka-the world, 500 B.C.-1200 A.D
by Nalini De Lanerolle
Nalini de Lanerolle's " A reign of ten kings" is a welcome departure from the usual studies on Sri Lankan history.
Deviating from the ractice of isolated narration, she presents the major aspects of Sri Lanka's history through the perspective of contemporary developments elsewhere.
What emerges is an exciting account provoking the reader to contemplate, to appreciate and wish for more. Here we see how Sri Lanka's ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa reached their greatest heights during the times of Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, Arthurian Britain, and the Norman Conquest.
"Ten Kings" is a major contribution to the understanding of Sri Lanka's unique history which had its beginnings over 2500 years ago.
Hardback, 1985, 105pages, good condition, shelf wear in cover