The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire What Do We Know About The Persian Empire For Most Of The Past 2,500 Years, We Ve Heard About It From The Ancient Greek Perspective A Decadent Civilization Run By Despots, The Villains Who Lost The Battle Of Marathon And Supplied The Fodder For Bad Guys In Literature And Film But Is This Image Really Accurate Recent Scholarship Examining The Persian Empire From The Persian Perspective Has Discovered A Major Force That Has Had A Lasting Influence On The World In Terms Of Administration, Economics, Religion, Architecture, And In Fact, The Persian Empire Was Arguably The World S First Global Power A Diverse, Multicultural Empire With Flourishing Businesses And People On The Move It Was An Empire Of Information, Made Possible By A Highly Advanced Infrastructure That Included Roads, Canals, Bridges, And A Courier System And The Kings Of Persia S Achaemenid Dynasty Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, And Others Presided Over An Empire That Created A Tremendous Legacy For Subsequent History The Persian Empire Is Your Opportunity To See One Of The Greatest Empires In The Ancient World From A Fresh New Perspective Its Own Over The Span Of 24 Fascinating Lectures, Professor John W I Lee Of The University Of California, Santa Barbara A Distinguished Teacher And An Expert On The Long Buried Secrets Of The Ancient World Takes The Role Of A History Detective And Examines Persian Sources To Reveal What We Now Know About This Grand Civilization Tapping Into The Latest Scholarship On The Persian Empire, This Course Is Sure To Fill In Some Critical Gaps In Your Understanding And Appreciation Of The Sweep Of Ancient History And Its Undeniable Effect On Later Civilizations Including Our Own. Audio download, 24 30 minute lectures heavily supplemented with online material.This interesting lecture series provides a different point of view of the history of the Achaemenid Empire roughly 550 to 330 BCE , often attempting to draw from sources other than the usual suspects e.g Herodotus Plutarch Characteristically these sources appear to be much kinder to the Great Kings , down playing the traditional brutality and emphasizing the kinder, gentler side gardeners Really Dr Lee presents in a clear and measured fashion, obviously integrating visuals into his presentation since I was listening to the audio version I had to improviseto those of you on a treadmill or driving this might create a challenge Apparently other reviewers compliments about the visuals suggest that the video versions might be better By followi
I like to think that I have a strong knowledge of history But in reality, the I learn the I realize just how little history I know One gap to my knowledge was the Persian Empire I did know a few things about it I had heard of names such as Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes I also knew they were a behemoth of an empire and often played the Goliath to Greece s David But that was about it.I thought this was a great series of lectures to help learn about this historical empire It showed many of the stories in which the Persians played the villains in Greek history and showed them from a Persian perspective It also showed just how little we know about this great empire Much of the history we know ab
Yay Finally a course that tries to present the Persian Empire from the Persian perspective, not primarily through the Greek lens Also, a great balance of event history and cultural history Exactly what I was looking for. Dry and informative. Mest interessante eg har h yrt p lenge Nice recounting of history from a non Greek perspective. This was an excellent lecture series I ve been listening to a number of these on ancient history, and had started to develop a sense that the narrative of civilization I and I assume many other Americans receive is deeply flawed this lecture series illustrated the truth of that in regards to Ancient Greece and the supposed epic split between east and west Here we see a much balanced view of history than of freedom loving Greeks oppose Asian tyranny and despotism never mind that the Greeks were slave owning misogynists and that the Athenians in particular propped up their democracy through imperial control and taxation of other city states In fact, I think that the Greek relation to the Persian Empire is akin to the relation of ancient steppe nomads to China warlike barbarians on the fringes of the empire, too fierce and living in too inhospitable of an area to easily conquer, so best to find other ways to di
I pretty much agree with the other favorable reviews on the company s web site, and also with the complaint about the shifts between traditional chronological lectures and trendy thematic ones But the thematic lectures actually were pretty information dense, and avoided the vacuity of, for instance, Between the Rivers The two lectures on a hypothetical journey around the empire worked quite well, except tha
A solid bit of work on the history of the Persian empire and people Fantastic listen.

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  • Audio CD
  • The Persian Empire
  • John W.I. Lee
  • English
  • 06 September 2017
  • 9781629971742