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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00
Spanning a 5,000-year period, this work documents the origins, evolution, and current status of all major ethnic groups in Iran, one of the oldest civilizations. From ancient civilizations of 3000 B.C. this text documents the major ethnic groups that emerged during each era and traces their evolution to the present day. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
For almost 1,200 years, the Persians ruled a territory that stretched from the Black Sea into Central Asia, from India to Egypt and into the fringes of southern Europe. This title looks at the rise and fall of the Persian empires, the daily life of the people, and their influence on subsequent civilizations. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
On January 16, 1979, the shah of Iran left the country he had ruled for more than 37 years. The streets of Tehran, Iran's capital, filled with celebration as the news spread that the hated monarchy had been overthrown. The revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was sparked by many factors, including a widening gap between the different... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 21.86
In the wake of the current media focus on Iran's nuclear technology development and its place in Middle East politics, the West continues its quest to understand this paradoxical nation--its politics, yes, but also its people, their culture and even their everyday customs and rituals. Among the Iranians presents an inside look at the hidden "rules"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00
This volume gives a popular description of Iran and was the result of the author?s extensive travelling in the country and close knowledge of its people and customs over a period of 3 years at the turn of the nineteenth century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00
It has been the dominant view that both Syria in the 1980s and Iran today have acted as rogue states in the Middle East threatening to upset the stability of the region. In this innovative new study, Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch show that these two countries have in fact acted in a rational fashion pursuing the aim of containing Western... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 58.00
Few major peoples of the ancient Near East have been as little studied as the Elamites, despite their impact from c. 2600 BC to the first centuries AD. This first synthesis in English of Elamite archaeology in over fifteen years will be a major resource for scholars and students. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95
The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity. more...