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  • An Historical Geography of Iranby Svat Soucek; Vasilii Vladimirovich Barthold

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... more...

  • Persepolisby Alireza Shapur Shahbazi

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 27.04

    Persepolis wurde 520 v. Chr. von Großkönig Darius I. gegründet und entwickelte sich unter den Achämeniden weiter zum Inbegriff altpersischer Kultur und Politik. Die riesigen Palastanlagen, monumentalen Säulen, großfl ächigen Reliefs sowie edlen Materialien wie Gold und schwarzer Marmor prägten jahrhundertelang das Bild der Metropole. Durch die Brandschatzung... more...

  • Iran's Diverse Peoplesby Massoume Price

    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...

  • Empires of Ancient Persiaby Michael Burgan

    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...

  • The Iranian Revolutionby Heather Lehr Wagner

    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...

  • Among the Iraniansby Sofia A. Koutlaki

    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...

  • The History of the Seljuq Turksby Edmund Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the patterns of land utilisation in the northern tier of the Middle... more...

  • Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)by Ella C Sykes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    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...