The Rise and Fall of Great Empires

January 25, 2015 With Three academic historians

So far, no far-flung empire has lasted¬† more than 1500 years (the Romans) unless you count the many dynasties of Egypt, the last of which was run by Alexandrian Greeks. The great questions addressed by “large-picture” historians are how¬†empires rise and how and why they inevitably fall. Three such academic historians joined us in 2006 to discuss the Roman, Greek, Ottoman and Russian cases.