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  • Persepolisby Alireza Shapur Shahbazi

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    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...

  • 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...

  • The History of the Seljuq Turksby Edmund Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    During the twelfth century Zahir al-Din Nishapuri wrote a succinct history in Persian of the tribal group the Seljuq Turks. This annotated translation of Nishapuri's Seljuq-nama introduces a new series of translated historical texts. more...

  • Iran under the Ayatollahs (Routledge Revivals)by Dilip Hiro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. more...

  • Socialist Dreams and Beauty Queensby Jamie Maslin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Couchsurfer, hitchhiker, and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin embarks on a couchsurfing adventure to the homeland of ?firebrand,? ?populist,? ?anti-American? president Hugo Chavez: the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Alone in the crime capital of the world Maslin immediately finds himself in trouble?arrested by knife-wielding police officers and inoculated... more...