Sunday, 9 January 2011
History Network Ancient Warfare Magazine - Darkness Descends
Straight military history is a bit like jazz. A lot of people like it, and like it a lot. But it tends to leave most people a bit cold.
The analogy is really close in my case. I dislike most jazz, but there is the odd bit that takes my fancy and which I really enjoy. When it comes to the History Network's Ancient Warfare Magazine podcasts I find that most of the time I can't listen all the way through. I respect and appreciate the scholarship and the skill that goes into them much as I can recognise the technical skill and passion of great jazz musicians. I just don't want the stuff actually going in my ears.
But I often dip into this series and from time to time there is a gem. The discussion of the end of the very early Bronze Age empires is one such. This is an intriguing glance into a time we know tantalisingly little about. Empires across the Mediterranean world were simultaneously assailed by a mysterious Sea People.
To find out more you will have to look down the list of podcasts on the link below and pick out the one called Darkness Descends. I hope you enjoy it.
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