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- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99
He stands only 5-foot-4 and smiles incessantly. But behind that charismatic persona beats the heart of a genocidal terrorist. Meet the World?s Most Dangerous Man In his provocative, well-researched exposé of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock unveils the insidious agenda behind this radical Shiite?s regime: ... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 159.99
The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj tells the story behind one of the British Indian Empire's most forbidding frontiers: Eastern Arabia. Taking the shaikhdom of Bahrain as a case study, James Onley reveals how heavily Britain's informal empire in the Gulf, and other regions surrounding British India, depended upon the assistance and support... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 28.95
The eleventh and twelfth centuries comprised a period of great significance in Islamic history. The Great Saljuqs, a Turkish-speaking tribe hailing from central Asia, ruled the eastern half of the Islamic world for a great portion of that time. In a far-reaching analysis that combines social, cultural, and political history, Omid Safi demonstrates... more...
- RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95
The often tense relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been at the center of many of the major political shifts that have occurred in the Middle East since the fall of Saddam Hussein. This book surveys Saudi-Iranian relations since 2003, focusing on how they have affected and been affected by the major events in the Persian Gulf and the Levant,... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 39.95
This epic biography, a gripping insider's account, is a long-overdue chronicle of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last Iranian monarch. Gholam Reza Afkhami uses his unparalleled access to a large number of individuals?including high-ranking figures in the shah's regime, members of his family, and members... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
For many Americans, Iran is our most dangerous enemy--part of George W. Bush's "axis of evil" even before the appearance of Ahmadinejad. But what is the reality? How did Ahmadinejad rise to power, and how much power does he really have? What are the chances of normalizing relations with Iran? In After Khomeini, Said Amir Arjomand paints... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.99
William R. Polk provides an informative, readable history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West, while Iranians chafe under the yolk of their current leaders. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 143.00
Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and political phenomena, this book examines the history of Iran... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95
Since the 19th century the Gulf region has been an area of intense interest, having been influenced first by the British and more recently by the Americans. This book charts the changing security and political priorities of these two powers and how they have shaped the region. Adopting a narrative approach, the author provides background history... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
The Persian Gulf is arguably the most militarized region in the world. This book examines military expenditures, arms imports and military deployment to analyze how and why this came to be. It explores the ways in which Islamic thought affects military and economic developments. more...