Pod Eleven: Iran from a historical perspective


To learn Persian is to embark on a journey through the ages, to discover the rich and diverse heritage of Iran and its people. We traverse the ancient realms and civilizations that influenced the course of Iranian history. Moreover, we meet the Elamites, who ruled over southwestern Iran for more than two millennia and developed their own writing system; the Assyrians, who conquered Elam and parts of Iran in the 8th and 7th centuries BC; the Akkadians, who established the first Semitic empire in Mesopotamia and interacted with the Elamites; the Medes, who formed the first Iranian empire and united with the Babylonians to overthrow the Assyrians; and the Achaemenids, who created the largest empire of the ancient world and fostered a multicultural civilization.

We also encounter the Safavids, who established Shia Islam as the official religion of Iran and promoted arts and culture in the 16th and 17th centuries. They were a dynasty that ruled over Iran from 1501 to 1736 and established Shia Islam as the official religion of the country. Besides, they also promoted arts and culture and created a multicultural empire that included various ethnic and religious groups. They had their capital in Isfahan, which became one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities in the world; the

Qajars, who ruled Iran from 1789 to 1925 and faced internal rebellions and foreign interventions; They were a dynasty that ruled over Iran from 1789 to 1925, and faced many challenges from internal rebellions and foreign interventions. They also tried to modernize Iran and introduced some reforms such as the constitution and the parliament. They had their capital in Tehran, which became the main political and cultural center of Iran.

The Pahlavis, who modernized Iran and increased its international influence in the 20th century; They were a dynasty that ruled over Iran from 1925 to 1979, and tried to modernize Iran and make it more secular and westernized. They also faced opposition from religious and nationalist groups, and were supported by the US and the UK. They had their capital in Tehran, which became a major regional and international hub.

And today. Iran is still beautiful. Iran is beautiful with its languages and its people. You want to perceive the history of Iran? Think how you would embark more with knowing Persian language.

Mosaddegh is an undeniable part of the history of Iran. Read about him here. You would definitely need to learn about the geography of Iran to know what languages are spoken in which area. You can find information about the history of Iran HERE.

To visit Iranian people and learn about their culture and nature follow THIS LINK.

To learn Persian grammar, here you can find lessons on Persian Grammar.

Are you interested in learning Persian with music, HERE is where you can find many slow Persian songs with their lyrics.

Practice Dubbing the characters in Persian series HERE.

Listen to famous speeches from Iranian political figures, and learn about their mindset and a little bit of history through their talk HERE

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