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 Although the universe is in many ways as unoriginal as Turtledove'​s other works, incorporating lots of OTL events and thinly disguised analogues, the fact that the period involved is more obscure tends to hide this. Also, his early books have richer characters and better editing than his more recent ones. Although the universe is in many ways as unoriginal as Turtledove'​s other works, incorporating lots of OTL events and thinly disguised analogues, the fact that the period involved is more obscure tends to hide this. Also, his early books have richer characters and better editing than his more recent ones.
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 ==== Books in the series ==== ==== Books in the series ====
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 Various short stories Various short stories
  
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 The Empire of Videssos is the Byzantine Empire. In a common trick by Turtledove, geography is reversed so west is east, but otherwise its geography is much like the OTL one. Farther away, geography becomes less obviously derived from OTL. The Namdaleni represent the Normans (especially those of Sicily), and the Halogai are Scandinavians. Agder, though culturally analogous to Romania, in historical terms appears to correspond more to Western European states such as France. Makuran is Persia; the Yezda are a cross between the Arabs and the Turks, as seen from a distinctly Byzantine perspective. The Empire of Videssos is the Byzantine Empire. In a common trick by Turtledove, geography is reversed so west is east, but otherwise its geography is much like the OTL one. Farther away, geography becomes less obviously derived from OTL. The Namdaleni represent the Normans (especially those of Sicily), and the Halogai are Scandinavians. Agder, though culturally analogous to Romania, in historical terms appears to correspond more to Western European states such as France. Makuran is Persia; the Yezda are a cross between the Arabs and the Turks, as seen from a distinctly Byzantine perspective.
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