How will these resources help you?
Persia's 'inside story'
Persians: The Age of The Great Kings
by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, published by Wildfire, (2022), 9781472277282
These arguments could be used as the basis of a discussion with students about the reality of Persia. The author presents a Persia that behaved far better than the Roman and British empires. Instead of imposing culture and systems, the Persians were enlightened, self-aware and tolerant. While narrative accounts of the events of the empire are relatively easy to find, the nature of the empire and its administration is rarer. Llewelyn-Jones offers fascinating insights into Persian monarchy, royal buildings, harems and Persian religion, all of which receive a chapter to themselves.
The rise and fall of the Persian empire
Forgotten Empire: The world of ancient Persia
by John Curtis and Nigel Tallis (edited by), published by British Museum Press, (2005), 9780714111575
Placing Persia in the context of the Persian Wars
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and The Battle for the West
by Tom Holland, published by Abacus, (2006), 9780349117171
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