Cyrus the Great
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This prolific Massachusetts Congregationalist clergyman wrote over 200 works, many with the help of his younger brother John. . Best known perhaps for The Young Christian (1832), Abbott devoted himself to stories that would instruct or enlighten his readers, many of whom were children
For one of the great figures of history Kurt I'm not sure why everyone else gave 5 stars. For one of the great figures of history, this book is very thin - less than 100 pages, and says flat out that it is not a real history, but simply a retelling of Herodotus and Xenophon's accounts - ancient histories more known for their exaggerated tales than real history. with no leavening of modern historians and scholars' learning. surely someone in the last 2000 years has something to add to these accounts. The book has no table of contents, no introduction, no footnotes, no index, no biography of the author,no bibli. a fantastic book about a great king The Iranians regarded him as "The Father", Babylonian as "The Liberator", Hellenes as 'Law-Giver' and the Jews as 'The Anointed of the Lord'.Cyrus The Great. The very emperor who proclaimed at the pinnacle of power 2500 years ago that " he would not reign over the people if they did not wish it." And [he] promised not to force any person to change his religion and faith and guaranteed freedom for all. The Charter of Cyrus The Great is one of the most important documents that should be studied in the history of human rights"We promise to preserve forever the traditi. Five Stars I PROBABLY WENT BROKE BY BUYING IT!
Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today’s readers access to yesterday’s treasures.Jacob Abbott was a well-known 19th century historian who wrote biographies on various ancient leaders, including this one about the Persian leader Cyrus the Great. From the beginning: “CYRUS was the founder of the ancient Persian empire—a monarchy, perhaps, the most wealthy and magnificent which the world has ever seen. Of that strange and incomprehensible principle of human nature, under the influence of which vast masses of men, notwithstanding the universal instinct of aversion to control, combine, under certain circumstances, by millions and millions, to maintain, for many successive centuries, the representatives of some one great family in a condition of exalted, and absolute, and utterly irresponsible ascendency over themselves, while they toil for them, watch over them, submit to endless and most humiliating privations in their behalf, and commit, if commanded to do so, the most inexcusable and atrocious crimes to sustain the demigods they have thus made in their lofty estate, we have, in the case of this Persian monarchy, one of the most extraordinary exhibitions.”
. About the Author This prolific Massachusetts Congregationalist clergyman wrote over 200 works, many with the help of his younger brother John. Best known perhaps for The Young Christian (1832), Abbott devoted himself to stories that would instruct or enlighten his readers, many of whom were children