"An authoritative, critical thinking perspective supplementing the historical examination, offering readers more than just clues to juggling’s appearance and performances over the centuries..a primer packed with unexpected insights and an exquisitely involving attention to detail."
Juggling: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages is an incredible resource to anyone interested in the history of juggling. Thom Wall has filled in many gaps to the documented history of the art.
This is the juggling history book that I’ve been waiting for.
It’s uncommon to read a work by an individual who is both a historical expert on a subject and a current leading practitioner of the same craft. Wall taps into both of these roles with a work that provides a thoroughly researched historical look at the subject of juggling… This book is a wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in the history of this genre of circus arts as well as those looking to become jugglers themselves.
Thom Wall has written a superb summary of almost everything known about ancient and medieval juggling. When I worked in this area a few decades ago, early juggling history was mostly poorly documented hearsay. Our knowledge has exploded since then, and Wall has done a masterful job of laying it all out in a readily accessible form. Anyone interested in either juggling or history will want to read this book.
Thom Wall sets the standard for future work by circademics… I predict that [this] book will become the textbook on juggling history.