Persians: The Age of the Great Kings Audiobook, by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Play Audiobook Sample

Download Persians: The Age of the Great Kings Audiobook

Persians: The Age of the Great Kings Audiobook, by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95
$7.95 for new members!(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening) Add to Cart learn more
OR
Regular Price: $29.98 Add to Cart
Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Narrator: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Publisher: Basic Books Audio Length: Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781668611708

Publisher Description

A stunning portrait of the magnificent splendor and enduring legacy of ancient Persia 

 

The Achaemenid Persian kings ruled over the largest empire of antiquity, stretching from Libya to the steppes of Asia and from Ethiopia to Pakistan. From the palace-city of Persepolis, Cyrus the Great, Darius, Xerxes, and their heirs reigned supreme for centuries until the conquests of Alexander of Macedon brought the empire to a swift and unexpected end in the late 330s BCE. 

 

In Persians, historian Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones tells the epic story of this dynasty and the world it ruled. Drawing on Iranian inscriptions, cuneiform tablets, art, and archaeology, he shows how the Achaemenid Persian Empire was the world’s first superpower—one built, despite its imperial ambition, on cooperation and tolerance. This is the definitive history of the Achaemenid dynasty and its legacies in modern-day Iran, a book that completely reshapes our understanding of the ancient world.

 

Download and start listening now!

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!