Sunday, 10 July 2011
Brotherhood of Kings, really ancient diplomacy - New Books in History Amanda Podany
One of the things about this podcast series that I don't always like myself is that Marshal Poe is often very interested in the methods of history. This is an interesting enough subject, but I am a bit impatient and I usually want to get straight onto the actual history. But in this case it is fascinating to think that a whole history laid buried for thousands of years on clay tablets that nobody alive knew how to read.
And that is what this podcast is about - the diplomacy of the ancient world as revealed by one of the most enduring forms of information technology humans have come up with yet.