November 16, 2018

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of MarathonHistory of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 - Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary sources & other resources Sparta primary sources & other resourcesSaladin: Military Triumph During the Crusades … [Read more...]

Featured Image: The Book of Kings

DescriptionShahnameh Baysonqori is a copy of Shahnameh (Book of kings) composed by the highly revered Iranian poet Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī (940–1020). The importance of Shahnameh in the Persian-speaking world is comparable that of Homer’s epics in the West. The book recounts in verse the mythological history of ancient Persia and tales of the famous heroes and personalities of Iranian history, from legendary times to the 7th-century reign of Yazdgerd III, the last king of the Sassanid dynasty. … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Iran

Iran country studyIran country profileIran country profile BBCIran timeline BBCPlaces in the News: IranIran primary source set World Digital LibraryIran mapsIran image setPersia image setFeatured Image: The Book of KingsBooks & articles about IranFilms & webcasts related to IranPersia; Concert polka (sheet music)U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Iran, mainly World War II)Oral histories mentioning Iran from the Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]