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  • Birth of the Persian Empireby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 27.50

    Of the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a geographical... 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...

  • A State of Fearby Dr. Reza Ghaffari

    John Blake 2012; US$ 14.99

    A prominent Iranian political prisoner tells his story from the time of his arrest to his eventual escape a decade later   Dr. Reza Ghaffari was a professor at the University of Tehran until his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist group. This account of his experiences through 10 years of torture and as... more...

  • Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kidsby Leslie Forsberg; Michelle Duffy

    Dispatch Travels 2009; US$ 9.99

    Whether visiting family, exploring other cultures, or simply having grand adventures, this comprehensive guide includes practical information on how moms can make the most out of traveling with their kids. Mothers will find useful tips on safety, economical travel, eco-friendly trips, and the benefits of technology. Combining anecdotes and experiences... more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • Reading Asian Art and Artifactsby Paul K. Nietupski; Joan O'Mara; Roger T. Ames; Teodora O. Amoloza; Patricia J. Graham; Sandy Kita; Helena Kolenda; Karil J. Kucera; Ellen Johnston Laing; Stanley L. Mickel; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker; Samuel K. Parker

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The collections are reflective of Asian societies, historical... more...

  • The A to Z of Iranby John H. Lorentz

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Iran is designed to give the reader a quick and understandable overview of specific events, movements, people, political and social groups, places, and trends. Through its extensive chronology, introduction, bibliography, appendixes, and more than double the number of cross-referenced dictionary entries as in the previous edition, the... more...

  • Imagining Iranby Majid Sharifi

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 109.99

    The thematic focus of this book is the tragic yet inevitable effects of subaltern nationalism. The book covers the systemic challenges that all modern Iranian regimes have faced in establishing a sovereign, developed, democratic, and constitutional nation-state. The book would certainly benefit both scholars and students of international relations,... more...

  • Iranby Ramin Jahanbegloo

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity crisis that touches Islamic ideological heights and reaches down to the very ground of Islamic practice. The contributors to this collection,... more...

  • Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iranby Ibrahim Moussawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 48.11

    Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shi?ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Iran?s Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam cohere? Addressing Wilayat al-Faqih, or rule by the jurisprudent ? the... more...