It is Tom Holland's plausible contention, in this brilliant sequel to his award- winning Rubicon, that Achaemenid Persia was the first truly world. Tom Holland provides a fascinating insight into Europe's development in Persian Fire, an account of the empire founded by Cyrus the Great. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West is a historical study of the Persian Empire by popular historian Tom Holland. Ihre zuletzt angesehenen Artikel und besonderen Empfehlungen. Comprehensive look at the battles between the Greeks and the Persian Empire: Aug 01, Sean DeLauder rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is so full of the meaty stuff of history that I wanted a knife and fork. Every major Persian city, for example, had its own park, with pavilions and ponds, manicured lawns, flowerbeds and herb gardens. In doing so, they wrote the opening chapter of the history of human civilization as we know it. Always be the best," said the Athenians, quoting Homer; and they lived by it. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. In versions before 6. All unbelievers were people of the Lie. A revolution that still casts its long shadow over the world, and not least the West, had swept it away. Retrieved from " https: There is no other popular history that takes in the entire sweep of the Persian Wars, and no other classical historian, academic or popular, who combines scholarly rigor with novelistic depth with a worldly irony in quite the fashion that Tom Holland does. This is the history of the clash between Greece and Persia remember the movie "The "? Publicist or Marketing Professional. I still have two more Holland historical works to read, but I'm enthused by the prospect that, according to his current pace of publication, we should be getting a new Holland work in the next year. Too bad yet again we only scratched surface and seen just a tip of an iceberg.