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ISBN: 0307279480 / ISBN-13: 9780307279484

Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

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Holland's new work describes the very first "clash of empires" between East and West. Revealing extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and ... Show synopsis

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Matthew

For any ancient history enthusiast

by Matthew on Oct 23, 2007

This book tells the story of the Persian-Greek wars of the 500-450s BC. The first half of the book, though, retells, briefly, the history of the three main nations involved (Persia, Athens, and Sparta). This part is entertaining enough to be a great book in its own right. Of course the wars themselves ... More

RLMC

The Persian Empire versus the Greek States

by RLMC on Apr 3, 2007

This is how history should be written! It brings to life ancient events that took place over two and a half thousand years ago in a region of the world that is still in turmoil. Perhaps there is a lesson to be learnt here - how a great and powerful civilisation was eventually brought down by a few ... More

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