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  • The Annals of the Saljuq Turksby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh , is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime.... more...

  • Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirmanby Shirin Yim Bridges; Albert Nguyen

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    In what could be a tale from the Arabian Nights, a girl grows up in thirteenth century Persia to be so desirable that she is kidnapped several times for her beauty. She finds refuge at last in the arms of a prince, who marries her and makes her a princess. With him she rules a nation and is so wise that, on his death, the people ask her to continue... more...

  • Ancient Iran and Its Neighboursby Cameron A. Petrie

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 60.00

    The fourth millennium BC was a critical period of socio-economic and political transformation in the Iranian Plateau and its surrounding zones. This period witnessed the appearance of the world’s earliest urban centres, hierarchical administrative structures, and writing systems. These developments are indicative of significant changes in socio-political... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    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 explanation... more...

  • The United States and Persian Gulf Security, Theby Steven Wright

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 14.57

    The international relations of the Persian Gulf have long been dominated by power politics. Its unrivalled energy resources have historically made this geopolitical arena a vital national security interest for the United States. Historically, Persian Gulf security became synonymous with the maintenance of the political status quo, but with the onset... more...

  • Lucan und der Prinzipatby Nadja Kimmerle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Lucan?s Bellum Civile ( Pharsalia ) is traditionally read as a political critique of the Principate. However, several features of this text run counter to this interpretation. This study reexamines Lucan?s work using the model of the unreliable narrator to illuminate its portrayal of contradictory structures in Nero?s Principate. The... more...

  • John Dun Cetywayo and the three Generals 1861-1879by Duncan Campbell Frances Moodle

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    John Dunn, resembling a hero of fiction rather than a normal man, was one of the most extraordinary characters of 19th century South Africa. In 1852,at the age of 16 he turned his back on the fledgeling colonial settlement of Port Natal and, crossing the Tugela River, headed into Zululand.. King Cetsshwayo recorded his first meeting with Dunn, mentioning... more...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797by David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The medieval period of Persia's remarkably continuous, history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century when the influence of the West became pervasive. Without an understanding of the confused legacy of these centuries, no-one can hope to understand... more...