Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org
, a website that supports local bookstores.
Blue Guide Malta and Gozo
A comprehensive guide in the well-known series, this book provides detailed coverage of the history, culture and architecture of these Mediterranean islands.
Maltese Prehistoric Art, 5000-2500 BC
A compendium of articles, illustrations and photos documenting recent discoveries at the Gozo Stone Circle. The volume contains a catalog of over 150 important pieces in the collection of the Malta National Museum of Archaeology.
Masters of the Great Stones
A simple introduction to Malta’s Prehistoric Monuments: the World’s Oldest Freestanding Buildings, and the Mediterranean’s Earliest Civilization. This book represents a sampling of what people seem to want to know. Easy language and original full color photos present a mysterious island society of accomplished architects and builders whose engineering artistry flourished a thousand years before the pyramids! (Formerly available only in Europe.)
The Disorderly Knights
The third volume in the Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond to Malta, where he has been sent to help the Knights of Hospitallers defend their island against the invading Turks. He soon finds, however, that the greatest danger to the Knights comes from within their own order.
Paul, The Mind of an Apostle
A richly detailed portrait of the apostle Paul, firmly grounded in the everyday details of life in the Roman Empire. It's a mind-opening, partly historical study of the culture, politics and religion of the early years of Christianity.
Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey and the crew of the H.M.S. Surprise contend with pirates and Napoleon's spies in this splendid novel set on and around Malta.
Listening for Ancient Gods
A new perspective for anyone with an interest in unraveling the secrets of antiquity toward a more complete rendering of human development in its most pivotal days. From Gobekli Tepe in Anatolia to the megalithic temples of Malta to the passage tombs of Ireland, the world’s oldest buildings and the latest neurological research combine to buttress a look at the Neolithic Revolution that goes where no one has gone before. This book takes scientific data from the worlds of Archaeology, Architecture, Anthropology, Genetics, Physics, Physiology, and stands them up where we can see them -- like megaliths in an unspoiled landscape. When the pieces of evidence are set side by side, the result is a stunning premise.
Ironfire, A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades
In this rousing historical novel the fates of a young boy, his sister, one of the Knights of Malta and an inquisitor play out against the backdrop of the 16th-century Ottoman assault on Malta, the formidable citadel of the Knights of St. John.
Malta – An Archaeological Paradise
Head of the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta. Prof. Bonanno describes many of the artifacts and remains of Malta's Prehistory.
The Kappillan of Malta
This most powerful of Nicholas Monsarrat's novels is an achievement in two separate dimensions: as a sublime portrait of a humble priest who brought faith and hope to his people, and as the story of an island whose violent history began before the Phoenicians and which suffered its most terrible agony in the Second World War.
The Middle Sea, A History of the Mediterranean
A marvelous writer who has already tackled Byzantium, the Normans in Sicily and Venice, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean from antiquity to the end of the First World War.
Fortress Malta, An Island Under Siege 1940-43
In this powerful, intimate book British journalist James Holland draws on letters, diaries and interviews to bring to life the military campaigns, heroism and drama of Malta during WWII