The Modern Scholar: Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, and the Punic Wars by Timothy Shutt

Filed under:History — posted by Randolph on October 2, 2014 @ 8:36 am

The Modern Scholar: Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, and the Punic Wars by Timothy Shutt

This is a lecture series on three wars that shaped the world’s history. We are familiar with them, but few know much about them. These are the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, and the Punic Wars.

Professor Shutt goes into the events leading to each war, motivations and politics, then discusses details of a few select battles. He covers the ongoing politics during the wars to give you a feeling of what was going on off the battlefields.

I can’t say that Prof. Shutt is the best of lectors, but the information is very interesting and I enjoyed the series.

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