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The Persian Empire
- By: John W. Lee, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: John W. Lee
- Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
- Original Recording
Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, you'll take on the role of a history detective to discover the truth about the Persian Empire. You'll discover the key to the empire's success lay in its greatest rulers, each of whom played a critical role in shaping and strengthening a civilization we still remember today. Take this opportunity to complete your understanding of the ancient world and discover the humanity of the ancient Persians.
Fantastic thematic historical exploration
- By Knute on 09-08-15
Magnificent! Simply magnificent.
Professor Lee has put together as comprehensive, objective and complete a treatment of the Achaemenid Persian Empire as any I have come across, covering not just event history, but analyzing Achaemenid Persia in the context of of the larger forces of history, and covering such aspects as travel and communications in the Empire, and the lives and status of women. If you want to learn about the Achaemenid Empire, start here!
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