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  • A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, Through the Parthian, Sasanian and Safavid Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Duke Holm, David Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Iranian History

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Desmond Manny,Duke Holm,David Patton
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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of Iran, then keep reading....

Five captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian Wars
  • Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire
  • Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam
  • The Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman-Safavid War
  • The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925

In part one of this audiobook, you will:

  • Learn about the roles and obligations of the people, who and how they worshiped, including their beliefs
  • And much, much more...

In part two of this audiobook, you will:

  • Learn about the origins of the Parthian empire
  • Be able to visualize the powerful military tactics that the Parthians used - tactics that gradually became the standard method of warfare in the Roman empire as well
  • And much, much more...

Some of the topics covered in part three of this audiobook include:

  • The Rise of the Sasanian Empire
  • The First Sasanian Decline
  • And much, much more...

Some of the topics covered in part four of this audiobook include:

  • Religious Beginnings: Ismail I
  • Fall: Sultan Husayn
  • And much, much more...

Some of the topics covered in part five of this audiobook include:

  • Geography and Ancient History of Persia
  • And much, much more...

So if you want to learn more about the history of Iran, listen to this audiobook!

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Terrible reader

Such an interesting (for me anyway) subject; and concise and fairly clear writing. But, oh dear, the reader can't pronounce any of the names. Most of the names I already knew, I was able to recognise, but with difficulty! As to the names I did not recognise, who were they? No indication is given. Why not have a reader who knows at least a bit about what he is reading? Or who is willing to learn the conventional pronunciation of historical names?

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  • Andrew Shamoo
  • 20-08-21

There Are Better Options

Mispronounced names and toponyms, hamfisted/preachy anachronistic value judgments written with all the tact of a flunking undergrad, weak command of sources wholly taking western writings at face value, and the implication that the world west of Iran is somehow more civilized and moral and the world east of Iran is nothing but rampaging barbarians. Utterly awful and an incredible waste of money.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-21

Decently Done

A good introduction but occasionally tarnished by moralizing, speculation, and poor writing. If you would like an overview of the Achaemenid, Parthian, or Sassanian empires, this book provides a nice overview. The modern era overview received much less attention than the previous Iranian empires. I bought this to learn more about the Qajar and was disappointed. I still learned stuff and didn’t feel it was a wasted credit.

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  • Ariel
  • 09-01-20

very detailed a bit boring

Very detailed. Sometimes the big picture is lost. A review or summary of every period would help.

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  • CipollaKarolyn
  • 28-12-19

Great way to get critical background

The first three chapters discuss the rise of Persian culture and creation of the Persian empire and several dynasties, as well as relations with the Greeks and Romans. There was a lot of war but also mutual cultural influence.

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  • DivensEfrain
  • 28-12-19

The book provided detail

The history suggests several possibilities concerning why the Middle East will remain a source of a variety of problems for many years to come.

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  • RochelleB
  • 26-12-19
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the book addresses debates about Iran’s culture and politics. Political history is the driving focus of this narrative based on decades of research and study, which is layered with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.

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  • GillespieB
  • 24-12-19
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Gorgeous book

It is not intended by a scholar who wants to analyze the words of the Shahnameh but rather for a reader who is seriously interested in the story who values the visual quality offered.

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  • AndreasB
  • 24-12-19
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Very well researched, and very well written

I would recommend this book to introduce yourself to the history of Iran and to build a solid foundation upon which to further your studies with additional books ,which conveniently enough.

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  • JefferyRosalesB
  • 24-12-19

brilliant book,

I have read couple of history books specially on Iran, but the wealth of information and analysis in this book is second to none.

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  • SashaBlanchardB
  • 24-12-19
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Impressive

I believe the decision to include so much early modern history was the correct one: you cannot begin to understand 20th century Iran if you do not understand Qajar Iran, and you can't understand Qajar Iran without going back to the Safavid Empire and its aftermath.