Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hardcore History: Old School Toughness

Show 33 - (BLITZ) Old School Toughness
by Dan Carlin
Hardcore History

Does the toughness of peoples play any role in history? How can historians deal with such an amorphous human quality? Historiography, boxing, barbarians, philosophy and wisdom are among the subjects touched upon.

1.Anabasis by Xenophon
2.Cyropaedia by Xenophon
3."Our Oriental Heritage" The Story of Civilization, Vol.1 by Will Durant
4. "Warfare in Antiquity" History of the Art of War, Volume 1 by Hans Delbruck
5."A History of the Ancient World" by Chester G. Starr
6."The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1" by Edward Gibbon
7. "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond
8."The Histories" by Herodotus

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