The History Files #9: The Fall of Empires

1 hour 4 mins - Published Thu, Apr 16, 2015 by Dylan Honnold and Gordon Frye

The average duration of empires the world over seems to be about 250 years. In this episode of the History Files Gordon looks at the classic symptoms of that decline, which are often confused with causes, and reflects on “The Fate of Empires” by Sir John Glubb.

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